Iconic duo and international sensation, the Bellamy Brothers, will embark on their 2017 World Tour in Dubai, Singapore, Switzerland, Ireland and Faroe Islands. David and Howard Bellamy leave this week to criss-cross the globe and celebrate their 25th Anniversary of their own record label, Bellamy Brothers Records, which licenses products in more than 30 countries.
The duo’s upcoming performance in Singapore also resulted in another licensing deal with EQ Music and Media for their 40 Years: The Album, a compilation of past hits and new songs that encompasses “Let Your Love Flow,” ”Redneck Girl” and “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)” and 20 new songs.
Howard and David Bellamy have created one of the most successful careers in the history of country music with 27 Top 10 and 14 No. 1 singles among a catalog that includes “Let Your Love Flow,” “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” “Redneck Girl,” “Old Hippie,” and “Kids Of The Baby Boom.”
But, that only tells a mere fraction of the story of The Bellamy Brothers. A close look at their concert schedules over the past two decades reveals one of the most global careers in the history of country music. The duo has taken their music to a wide variety of countries across the world over the years – including stops in Germany, Norway, and Sweden.
The Bellamy Brothers performed a sold-out string of shows with Swiss superstar Gola – adding his name to a list of collaborators over the years that has included Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, George Jones and Blake Shelton. In Switzerland, their crowds numbered into the 70,000 range, as well – demonstrating their international appeal.
In addition, the Bellamy Brothers have taken their music to places where no other country act has ever performed, such as Qatar, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and even India. In fact, one of their classic hits there made an impact on the audience unlike any the duo has ever seen in the states.
In a 2014 interview with Billboard, David recalled that on one of their India visits that “People came up to us and asked ‘Are you going to do the ‘first dance’ song? We weren’t sure what they were talking about, but it was ‘Beautiful Body’ because they use it as the first dance song at weddings. You never know how someone will interpret a song, I guess,” he said. Of course, the song that he is referring to is their first No. 1 country hit, 1979’s “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me).”
And, as The Bellamy Brothers gear up for their next forty years, they are keeping their close ties with their fans abroad. Howard and David take a lot of pride in pleasing the audience – regardless of which continent their feet are planted on.
“We have been very blessed to have taken our music to a lot of venues and destinations that have always surprised us,” said Howard Bellamy. “Regardless of where we might be, what makes each night special is that relationship with the fans, and getting to hear them sing along. After all,” he reasons, ‘Redneck Girls’ are everywhere.
BELLAMY BROTHERS ON TOUR:
Jan. 20 Emirates Golf Course – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jan. 23 Kallang Theater – Singapore, Singapore
Jan. 27 Schützenhaus Albisgüetli – Zürich, Switzerland
Jan. 28 Schützenhaus Albisgüetli – Zürich, Switzerland
Feb. 01 Armagh City Hotel – Armagh, Ireland
Feb. 02 Armagh City Hotel – Armagh, Ireland
Feb. 04 Country Dance Sports Hall – Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Feb. 11 Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, Ill.
Feb. 12 The Capitol Theatre – Wheeling, W.V.
Feb. 17 Llano Grande Resort & Country Club – Center, Texas
Feb. 18 The Pines Theater – Lufkin, Texas
Feb. 24 Farm Night BBQ in Temple Terrace – Temple Terrace, Fla.
March 02 World Champion BBQ Cookoff – Houston, Texas
March 04 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
March 06 The Strawberry Festival – Plant City, Fla.
March 10 Wilkes Community College – Wilkesboro, N.C.
March 11 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
March 17 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center/New Barn Theater – Mount Vernon, Ky.
March 18 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
March 24 Medina Ballroom – Hamel, Minn.
March 30 Cherokee Casino/Lee Creek Tavern – Roland, Okla.
March 31 Heritage Hall – Paris, Texas
April 01 Second Annual River Oaks Music Festival – Del Valle, Texas
April 08 The Roundup Beer Garden/Outdoor Music Venue – Boerne, Texas
April 21 Sonrisas Trails – Boots, Buckles & Pearls – San Angelo, Texas
April 22 7 Clans Paradise Casino – Red Rock, Okla.
April 28 Wharton County Youth Fair – Wharton, Texas
April 29 Hunt County Fair & Livestock Show Hunt County Fairgrounds – Greenville, Texas
May 04 Brauntex Theatre – New Braunfels, Texas
May 05 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
May 11 Alaska Police Officers Assoc. Eagan Civic & Convention Center – Anchorage, Alaska
May 12 Alaska Police Officers Assoc. Kenai High School – Kenai, Alaska
May 14 Alaska Police Officers Assoc. Carlson Center – Fairbanks, Alaska
May 16 Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall – Juneau, Alaska
May 20 Schoepf’s BBQ – Belton, Texas
May 31 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater – Branson, Mo.
June 03 The Chute – Baytown, Texas
June 10 Chisholm Trail Roundup Lockhart Municipal Park – Lockhart, Texas
June 17 Golden Nugget Biloxi-Grand Ballroom – Biloxi, Miss.
June 24 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.
June 29 Rollie’s – Sauk Rapids, Minn.
June 30 Linn County Fair – Central City, Iowa
July 08 Lake Striker Marina-Concert Field – Reklaw, Texas
July 14 Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.
July 15 Blue Gate Theater – Shipshewana, Ind.
July 20 Franklin County Fair – Hampton, Iowa
July 23 Cheyenne Frontier Days — Cheyenne, Wyo.
Aug 05 I-Bar Ranch-Concert Series – Gunnison, Colo.
Aug 10 Erie County Fair – Hamburg, N.Y.
Sep 02 Coyote Concert Series Western Texas Coliseum – Snyder, Texas
Sep 22 Stadthall Enns – Enns, Austria
Sep 23 Schupfart Festival — Schupfart, Switzerland
Sep 29 Comal County Fair – New Braunfels, Texas
Sep 30 Dorsey Doe – Conroe, Texas
Oct 13 Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee, Ga.
Oct.27 Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Heber City, Utah
Oct. 28 Stephens Performing Arts Center – Pocatello, Idaho
Nov 10 Peppermill Concert Hall – Wendover, Nev.
Nov. 12 Sevier Valley Center Theatre Snow College – Richfield, Utah
Nov. 17 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.