The Band Perry set for Jan. 31 concert at Cross Insurance Center

the-band-perryAward-winning country band and family trio The Band Perry today announced the “We Are Pioneers World tour,” their first worldwide headline arena tour in support of their heralded album, “Pioneer.” The tour will crisscross Europe for five weeks before the band jumps back to North America, which will include a Jan. 31 Waterfront Concerts event at the Cross Insurance Center. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Dec. 6, and are $33.75 and $53.75, and are available online at or through Ticketmaster or the Cross Center box office.

Since releasing their self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville in 2010, The Band Perry has found lots of success in the world of contemporary country music. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Reid and Neil, the band has notched a string of hit singles, including the quadruple-platinum “If I Die Young” (which climbed to number one on Billboard’s Country and AC charts), the platinum “You Lie,” and the gold-certified “All Your Life” as well as the consecutive number one hits, “Better Dig Two” and “Done.” “Pioneer,” their second album,  debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and number two on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.

Opening for The Band Perry will be 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and Lindsey Ell.

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.