Oliver Anthony has announced his first headline international tour for February, 2024, demonstrating his universal appeal to people from all walks of life. Tickets for these shows go on sale at 10am on Friday 17th November on gigsandtours.com
Anthony made music history this year by becoming the first artist in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts without previously having a song on the charts. He is also the first living male songwriter to chart 13 songs simultaneously in Billboard’s Top 50 Digital Song Sales. He is also nominated for two awards at the Billboard Music Awards for Top Song Sales Artist and Top Selling Song, rounding off a breakthrough year.
A musical poet of the people, Anthony became an overnight national sensation with the release of “Rich Men North of Richmond,” which has been dubbed the nation’s “blue-collar anthem.” It has resonated powerfully with people from all around the world.
“Rich Men North of Richmond” has been streamed more than 200 million times across streaming platforms and YouTube. Five of his other songs have made iTunes’ Top 10, with “I’ve Got to Get Sober” reaching No. 3 and “Ain’t Got a Dollar” claiming No. 2, as well as taking the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s Viral 50 list.
His passionate voice, featuring a unique and emotional rasp shaped by his personal battles, captures the despair of those living without hope, especially those who live in small-town or rural America. His songs address the nation’s wealth gap, suicide rate, high taxes, and imbalance and abuse of power.
Anthony says he is still processing the overwhelming response to his music. “It's been challenging understanding what my purpose is and what I'm supposed to do with the opportunity I've been given. I don't deserve one bit of any of this,” he says.
2024 Tour Dates
February 7 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
February 8 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
February 10 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire