With the highest selling Australian single for 2014 under their belt with “Geronimo”, local band Sheppard headed to Europe in July for the first steps on their journey to try and get a global hit. Now the band is poised to return for a series of shows for Australian fans.

Off the back of their homegrown success, the Brisbane group, who are managed by Chugg Entertainment, also became the first ever Aussie band to sign with legendary British label Decca Records, the original home of Rolling Stones and Tom Jones.

Although they’ve toured internationally numerous times, this most recent trek has seen Sheppard hit the top 10 in Ireland, Italy and Poland with “Geronimo” becoming the third most played video in Spain and being added to major national radio in Denmark and Germany.

In other territories, “Geronimo” has also hit the iTunes top 10 in New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippines. The single is rising rapidly in the Mediabase US National Alternative charts, jumping from #107 up to #62 this week.

“The response in Europe was great. It was so much fun to go to countries where we were starting from the bottom again and winning over the fans one by one with our songs,” said Amy Sheppard. “We are so pleased that we have the opportunity to duck home to see our Australian fans again before we head out to the states in November.”

Sheppard’s manager Michael Chugg is currently working with US co-manager Scooter Braun – planning their November trip for an assault stateside in September and October.

At a recent performance at Australia House in London, the band were surprised with plaques for quadruple platinum sales for their single “Geronimo” with the band’s international label Republic/Universal stating in this week’s US industry bible Music Week that they hope to “match the success Sheppard has achieved in their home territory.”

The band’s October tour of Australia will see them playing a handful of regions for the first time since the release of their now gold selling album “Bombs Away” as well as return visits to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Their hit album ‘Bombs Away’ is out now through Empire of Song / Chugg Music / MGM.

• Wednesday October 1st – Old Museum (All Ages Evening), Brisbane QLD
Tickets available from www.oldmuseum.org

• Thursday October 2nd – Ormond Hall (18+) – Melbourne VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au

• Saturday October 4th – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW
Tickets available from www.deniutemuster.com.au

• Sunday October 5th – Kay Street Entertainment Complex (18+) Traralgon VIC
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au

• Thursday October 9th – The Tivoli (18+) Brisbane QLD
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au

• Friday October 10th – Waves (All Ages) Wollongong NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au

• Saturday October 11th – Bateau Bay Hotel (All Ages) Bateau Bay NSW
Tickets available from /www.oztix.com.au

• Sunday October 12th – Enmore Theatre (All Ages) Sydney NSW
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au

• Thursday October 16th – Astor Theatre (All Ages) Perth WA
Tickets available from www.liveattheastor.com.au

NB – Sheppard also appearing at:
• Sat Sep 27th – Nth Melb Grand Final Breakfast Broadcast – Etihad Stadium, VIC
• Sun Sep 28th – Celebrate Gold Coast – Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta

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