Nashville – (June 21, 2017) – Stars of the Lionsgate-produced and distributed hit series “Nashville” played two sold-out shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo Saturday.  Following the shows, tour producer, Opry Entertainment, donated £10,000 to the British Red Cross “UK Solidarity Fund” on behalf of the touring cast, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Jonathan Jackson.  The fund was set up by the British Red Cross to help victims of terror attacks throughout the UK.


After having to relocate their show to the O2 Apollo because their scheduled location at the Manchester Arena remains closed after the May 22 terrorist attack, the Manchester Evening News stellar review raved, “Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Chris Carmack and Jonathan Jackson put on a powerful and poignant performance at the O2 Apollo.” Read the full review HERE of the Nashville cast’s performance and tribute to ‘the very people who stepped at the right moment’ after the Manchester terror attack.’


“From the moment the Manchester Arena attack took place, the touring cast of Nashville wanted to know what they could do to show their support of the city and its residents,” said Opry Entertainment President Steve Buchanan. “Though we were not able to play at Manchester Arena, there was never any question we were going to perform somewhere in the city, and for as many fans as possible. The two shows performed at Manchester Apollo proved once again the power of music to heal and unite.”


On Friday, “Nashville in Concert” played to a record crowd of over 11,000 enthusiastic fans in Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro.


"Besides getting an extra day to wander around Glasgow, I was able to record a brand-new single in a local studio. Add to that a gorgeous meal with the cast and crew of the tour. And all of this before getting to the best part of all: playing our music for 11,000 mad Glaswegians! The atmosphere, the response, the love in that arena? Flat out amazing. It was a night and a trip that I won't soon forget!" - Charles Esten


The stars return to kick off the US leg of the tour on July 23 in Orlando, FL. The U.S. tour is set to feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, and Jonathan Jackson. Shows are on sale now with a limited number of VIP Packages including cast meet & greets available for all shows. For more information, visit http://www.opry.com/nashvilletour.


U.S. DATES include:


7/23                 Orlando, FL                Hard Rock Live                                 

7/25                 Clearwater, FL            Ruth Eckerd Hall                               

7/26                 Atlanta, GA                Chastain Park Amphitheatre              

7/28                 Grand Prairie, TX       Verizon Theatre                     

7/29                 Robinsonville, MS      Horseshoe Tunica                  

7/30                 Huber Heights, OH     Rose Music Center at The Heights    

8/1                   Vienna VA                  Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts    

8/2                   Raleigh, NC                The Red Hat Amphitheater                

8/4                   Richmond, VA           Innsbrook After Hours           

8/5                   Brooklyn, NY             Coney Island Amphitheater   

8/6                   Atlantic City, NJ         Borgata Event Center



The tour is produced by Opry Entertainment. 


“Nashville” airs on six continents and 225 territories worldwide, including the United Kingdom. In its fifth season in the U.S., the series has been a record-breaker for CMT, where episodes have become the network’s most-watched original series telecasts ever. Since its debut, the show has inspired multiple “Music of Nashville” soundtracks as well as a Christmas album, collectively selling more than a million soundtracks and millions more single tracks to date. Season 5 of “Nashville” airs in the U.S. Thursday nights at 9pm CT on CMT.


About “Nashville”

Now in its fifth season, the critically-acclaimed series “Nashville” is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows the personal and professional challenges as country music royalty including Rayna Jaymes, Juliette Barnes and Deacon Claybourne navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Surrounding them and often complicating their lives are their family, friends and, in some cases, lovers, as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In “Nashville,” musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and doing everything in their power to stay on top.


“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad. “Nashville” is executive-produced by Marshall Herskovitz, Ed Zwick, Callie Khouri and Steve Buchanan. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment.


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