While Beathard just visited his British and Irish fans back in the spring, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to head back over to see the international fans that have shown him big love from afar.
“I think that the bottom line is I’m fired up to go back over there ‘cause last time was so great and so much fun,” Beathard told Sounds Like Nashville over the phone on Thursday. “I loved not only just being over there and getting to experience it, but the people over there and the crowds were so great that last time I was there. I couldn’t [have] asked for better crowds to play for so I’m really excited to go back.”
The “Rock On” singer will now have the chance to make the show his own by incorporating more of his songs into the set, “Rock On,” which is making an impact in the U.S. and U.K. alike.
“It’s crazy to think to have like the reach of a song out there and knowing that it’s probably on the radio over there is kinda crazy to think about. But it’s cool because it’s like another direct connection. I’m just looking forward to playing that and hopefully seeing some people sing along,” he said.
If he has extra time, Beathard is also excited to actually be able to sightsee and experience new traditions from the British and Irish cultures that he couldn’t fit in during his last visit. While he has no set plans on what he would see or where he would go, his spontaneous spirit will lead him around the cities in his spare time.
Ultimately though, Beathard is just thrilled to be back in front of a crowd that really cares about the music and wants to be there to listen in on what he has to play.
“I don’t know if I’ve got lucky and had good response of crowds or if they really dug the music or whatever the case was, but when I played it last time, it just felt like a really good connection with the fans. They have a way of making you feel at home and really taking you in. It’s a different feeling I never would have thought or expected when I first went over there, but it’s something that feels awesome,” he explained.
Beathard will play three shows across the pond from December 3-5. He will start his run at Dublin’s Academy 2 on Dec. 3, followed by a show at London’s Borderline on Dec. 4. The tour will wrap at ABCs in Glasgow on Dec 5. Tickets for the concerts will go on sale on August 31.