New York, NY – ARIA Award-winning indie/pop band SHEPPARD’s breakthrough single “Geronimo” is now certified platinum by the RIAA for digital sales and streams in excess of 1,000,000. Adding to a host of worldwide accolades and achievements, this is the Brisbane outfit’s very first U.S. certification. The track is available on their full-length debut, Bombs Away [School Boy Records/Republic Records], out now.
An international smash, “Geronimo” recently impacted American Top 40 radio, making SHEPPARD the “third Australian group to impact Top 40 in the 21st century” alongside 5 Seconds of Summer and Jet.
Fresh off their support slot on Meghan Trainor’s sold out THAT BASS TOUR, SHEPPARD have announced a string of U.S. dates this summer including radio shows and global festival appearances, such as Lollapalooza [7/31] and Austin City Limits [10/2 & 10/9] (see attached itinerary). The band will also play a special L.A. headline show at The Roxy on June 8.
SHEPPARD recently closed out the Radio Disney Music Awards with a high octane performance of “Geronimo.” Up next, the band will perform on CBS’ The Talk June 2 (check local listings.)
SHEPPARD’s story has only just begun though. Be on the lookout for more soon.
The band’s international success follows the mammoth reception SHEPPARD have received at home in Australia, where they were recently nominated for 7 ARIA awards, winning the award for ‘Best Group’. “Geronimo” was the highest selling single of 2014 in Australia, where it is certified five times platinum. The band’s Australian debut album, Bombs Away, has attained gold status, remaining atop the ARIA charts since release. “Geronimo” is a Top 10 European airplay record, garnering radio play in 50 countries, as well as reaching the Top 10 on the singles chart in over 12 countries. What’s more, the single is approaching 130 million Spotify streams worldwide. The hometown heroes also recently garnered a nomination for “Song of the Year” and won for “Pop Work of the Year” and “Most Played Australian Work” at Australia’s APRA Music Awards.
5/29 Rochester, NY WPXY Summer Jam
5/30 Buffalo, NY WKSE Kiss The Summer Hello
6/5 Denver, CO KALC Show
6/6 San Francisco, CA Live 105 BFD 2015 – Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/8 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
6/12 Warsaw, Poland Orange Warsaw Festival
6/13 Landgraaf, Netherlands PinkPop Festival – Brand Bier Stage
6/14 Newport, UK Isle of Wight Festival
6/19 Neuhausen, Ob Eck Germany Southside Festival
6/20 Scheesel, Germany Hurricane Festival
6/23 Oslo, Norway John Dee Live Club
6/25 Norrkoping, Sweden Bråvalla Festival
6/26 Odense, Denmark Tinderbox Festival
6/29 London, UK British Summer Time
7/9 Bilbao, Spain BBK Live
7/10 Lisbon, Portugal NOS Alive Festival 2015
7/31 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/9 Jakarta, Indonesia We The Fest
8/15 Osaka, Japan Summer Sonic 2015
8/16 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic 2015
9/26 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Rock In Rio Brazil
10/2 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/9 Austin, TX Austin City Limits