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The Band Perry will 'Live Forever' with Friday show at Beau Rivage

GREGORY PAYAN/ASSOCIATED PRESSThe Band Perry performs during a concert at Super Bowl City on February 4 in San Francisco.
GREGORY PAYAN/ASSOCIATED PRESSThe Band Perry performs during a concert at Super Bowl City on February 4 in San Francisco. AP

Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry are no strangers to the Coast. The siblings who make up The Band Perry are Ridgeland natives who grew up in Mobile ,where Neil and Reid would open for Kimberly.

The band's eponymous debut in 2010 featured the crossover single "If I Die Young," which topped the country charts and went to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Perrys, who opened for Lady Antebellum at the Coast Coliseum last year, will be returning to the area Friday for a show at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

In an interview with the Sun Herald, Neil Perry said Friday's show will be a homecoming of sorts.

"We have tons of family in the area, so it will be kind of like a family reunion while we are there," he said. "We definitely feel the support while we are there and it makes for a more enjoyable experience for us -- and they get to see some of the new songs we are doing."

He said he hopes friends, family and fans will enjoy the "new show."

"This is a show we haven't been doing that long, and we revamped it about two months ago, so it's still relatively new," Perry said. "It will be brand-new for our family and fans."

The band released their second album, "Pioneer," in 2013, produced by Rick Rubin (Run DMC, Dixie Chicks, The Cult, Tom Petty). Earlier this year, they split with their label, Republic Nashville, and signed with Interscope Records in May.

They recently released "Live Forever," the first single from their forthcoming album.

"We have a lot of exciting things happening at the moment," he said. "We're getting a new single ready, and we are working on the new album."

"Live Forever," which was produced by RedOne and Dann Huff, will be taking the band to Rio later in the summer.

"We just found out that 'Live Forever' is going to be used by Team USA in the Summer Olympics, and we'll be going down to Rio to perform it," he said. "This is a huge honor, and we are very excited about it -- we're really, really pumped about it."

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