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(AUDIO) The Band Perry Breaks Through The Language Barrier With Music

August 25, 2013

The Band Perry will embark on their first worldwide headlining tour, the We Are Pioneers World Tour, beginning in November in Europe. They’ll kick it off on November 8th in Gothenburg, Sweden and spend five weeks crisscrossing Europe before heading back to North America for dates beginning in January. As far as the crowds, Kimberly says, “I don’t really think there’s a lot of difference between playing for crowds in the United States and folks in the UK and Europe. Just a bunch of country lovers. The one interesting thing though, is that, when we played Scandinavia, there was a little bit of a language barrier.” Reid and Neil laugh when they think about the times she would tell a joke on stage and it was received with silence by the crowd because they didn’t understand her. Neil says, “It was kind of deflating for Kimberly, but Reid and I would laugh on stage just to make her feel better.” Although the stage banter can be a little tricky, the one thing that translates, no matter what country they’re in, is the music. Whether they’re singing a song like “Done” or their newest single, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” Kimberly says, “Music is such a universal language. Even when our language maybe isn’t as decipherable, I think the songs still speak.”

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Kimberly – “I don’t really think there’s a lot of difference between playing for crowds in the United States and folks in the UK and Europe. Just a bunch of country lovers. The one interesting thing though, is that, when we played Scandinavia, there was a little bit of a language barrier when I would speak. I mean I’m very southern – ‘Y’all want some sweet tea?’

Reid – “It wasn’t even that, but whenever she would tell a joke it would just be …”

Neil – “Crickets. And you know, it was kind of deflating for Kimberly, but Reid and I would laugh on stage just to make her feel better.”

Kimberly – “What wasn’t deflating though is that they knew the music. Music is such a universal language. Even when our language maybe isn’t as decipherable. I think the songs still speak.”

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