Nashville, More4’s tuneful US import, is as much about the show’s original (and incredibly catchy) soundtrack as it is about the increasingly dramatic lives and loves of the residents of America’s musical city. So it makes perfect sense for the stars of the show to go on tour…
American network ABC have confirmed that the show’s talented musicians will be hitting the road and touring the country to give the show’s fans an up close and personal taste of the show’s songs.
Charles Esten, aka Deacon, and his on screen niece Clare Bowen, who plays sweet Scarlett, will be heading out on tour, alongside Jonathan Jackson (Avery), Sam Palladio (Gunnar), and Chris Carmack (Will). Will Chase, who plays Luke, will also join the tour for one performance in New York.
Fans hoping for a glimpse of the show’s stand-out stars Hayden Panettiere and Connie Briton, or Lennon and Maisy Stella, who play Rayna’s daughters Maddie and Daphne, will be disappointed though, as the actresses will be giving the tour a miss.
“We have an exceptionally talented cast of great actors, many who are also wonderful singers, musicians and songwriters. It is exciting to be able to hit the road and be face to face with our show’s fans,” said Nashville’s executive producer Steve Buchanan.
“Each song is a crucial part of our storyline and each week our multitalented actors are able to breathe life into the story by performing these wonderful lyrical works,” added Dawn Soler from ABC Entertainment Group.
Sadly the tour is limited to performances in Chicago, Washington DC and New York, but if you can get yourself across the pond in time, tickets go on sale this Friday.
Nashville has also released official soundtracks to accompany the series.
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