Grammy and Americana-award-winning singer-songwriter and virtuoso violinist Amanda Shires has pushed the reset button, releasing an album that is so unlike anything she has ever recorded before that you would be tempted to think it’s her debut album instead of her seventh. Take It Like a Man is a fearless confessional, showing the world what turning 40 looks like in 10 emotionally raw tracks, and as the title track intimates, not only can she “take it like a man,” but more importantly she can “Take it like Amanda,” as the last line proclaims-- the clue to the entire album, and perhaps Shires herself.
In Shires’ world, music is how the tribe communicates. It’s that sort of communal thinking that inspired her to form The Highwomen – a concept that was born in 2016 which Amanda envisioned as an all-women supergroup intended to share the same swashbuckling spirit as ‘80s outlaw country outfit The Highwaymen. That band, consisting of country music legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, was a successful reaction to a prevalent ageism in Nashville circles. The Highwomen – Shires, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby -- aspired to redress the scarcity of women artists on country radio, and released a critically acclaimed self-titled album in 2019.
“I realize I have a responsibility to tell the truth and if it empowers someone, all the better,” Shires says, who is often seen donning one of her trademark hats from her vast collection. “My goal is to accurately explain my feelings to myself and hopefully find folks out there that feel or have felt the ways that I do. I share so much personal information so that others don’t have to feel alone.”
|TICKET PRICE||SERVICE CHARGE||TOTAL PER TICKET||ON SALE|
|$15.00||$164.00||6/23/22 at 2pm|
|$30.00 - advance||$6.25||$36.25||6/24/22 at 10am|
|$30.00 - day of show||$6.25||$36.25||6/24/22 at 10am|
There is a $2 surcharge for minors at the door.
VIP PACKAGE: Amanda Shires Pre-Show Experience:
- One premium reserved ticket in the first 10 rows -or- general admission ticket (where applicable)
- Early venue entry
- Intimate soundcheck performance by Amanda Shires
- Q&A session with Amanda Shires
- Specially designed Amanda Shires VIP merchandise bundle
- Exclusive Amanda Shires tote bag
- Commemorative pre-show tour laminate
- Merchandise shopping before doors open to the general public
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