Bellamy Brothers Make Touring History
The Bellamy Brothers unknowingly made touring history last week. The sibling duo, made up of David and Howard Bellamy, just returned from stops in India and Sri Lanka, as part of their global 2014 tour, and found out some surprising news.
"When we arrived, they told us no other country act had ever toured in these countries, which came as a bit of a surprise," David says. "Collectively, the populations of India and Sri Lanka total about 1.3 billion and we learned that these people are huge fans of our music. We sold out every show and there are already other offers on the table for us to go back and tour again soon. It was a very rewarding experience for us."
The brothers performed before thousands of people, with each venue filled beyond their capacity.
"It was rejuvenating to tour two countries that we have never been to," Howard adds. "It made me think back to the beginning of our career and the excitement of a new experience. Nothing gives you a broader outlook on the rest of the world than touring in countries like India and Sri Lanka. The fact that we appealed to a broad demographic in both countries and that these folks knew all the words to our songs was very special for us."
The Bellamy Brothers can't put away their passports just yet. Their touring schedule includes stops in Brazil, Australia, New Caledonia, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Canada, as well as several stateside dates.
In addition, the award-winning duo will release a three-song EP and video in advance of their 40th anniversary album, a two-disc set that will include 15 new songs and 15 No. 1 hits. That record will be available next spring.
See a complete list of their concert dates here.