Dean Brody and Dallas Smith visit Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Sept. 22

This fall will bring together two iconic country artists, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith, for the first-ever, larger-than-life, Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone Tour 2019, kicking off in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, before heading to Ottawa and Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, or the Canadian Tire Centre box office. The Canadian Tire Centre box office does not sell tickets in-person on the first day of sales, Ottawa Senators hockey excluded.

Familiar friends will share the stage with Brody and Smith throughout the anticipated event, with special guests Chad Brownlee and MacKenzie Porter joining the award-winning pair on the national tour.

With multiple JUNO Awards and a plethora of CCMA Awards to each of their credits, Dean Brody and Dallas Smith remain two of the most celebrated artists in Canadian country music. New music is on the immediate horizon from both artists heading into the summer festival season and tour, with Smith’s EP The Fall out on March 15, which includes his latest chart topping single, Rhinestone World; and Brody dropping a brand new single March 8, titled Whiskey in a Teacup, followed by a new EP in April.

Smith’s knack for chart topping singles has him credited as the first and only Canadian country artist in the Nielson BDS era to have four consecutive No. 1 singles from the same album, and six in total, surpassing Shania Twain on both fronts. Brody’s compelling songwriting abilities have also led to record-breaking stats, such as the title and award for No. 1 selling Canadian country digital track of all-time, while showcasing his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. Fans across the country are sure to be blown away by the pairing of these two award-winning artists, through the course of an immersive, co-headlined show.

Also joining this acclaimed duo on tour as special guests are; country star Chad Brownlee, who is actively preparing for his first major label album debut, with a new single recently released, titled, Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere; and rising star MacKenzie Porter, who recently released two new tracks, Drive Thru and her single currently climbing the Canadian charts, About You, both of which showcase the incredible abilities of this Nashville-based, Canadian-born singer-songwriter.

Also joining as a special guest on the Toronto and Ottawa dates will be American singer-songwriter, Jimmie Allen, best known for his No. 1 hit single, Best Shot.

*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
Sept. 18 – Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., GFL Memorial Gardens
Sept. 19 – Timmins, Ont., Archie Dillon Sportsplex
Sept. 20 – Kitchener, Ont., Centre in the Square
Sept. 21 – Toronto, Budweiser Stage
Sept. 22 – Ottawa, Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
Oct. 2 – Kingston, Ont., Leon’s Centre
Oct. 3 – London, Ont., Budweiser Gardens
Oct. 4 – Windsor, Ont., Caesars Windsor
Oct. 5 – St. Catharines, Ont., Meridian Centre
Oct. 6 – Sudbury, Ont., Sudbury Community Arena
Oct. 9 – Thunder Bay, Ont., Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

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