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Simpson extends tour

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – Sturgill Simpson will continue his extensive worldwide tour this fall in support of his acclaimed sophomore album, "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music."

The tour includes a sold-out headlining show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles as well as club dates throughout the Southeast, Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Midwest. Simpson will support Zac Brown Band, Jason Isbell and Drive By Truckers.

Simpson and his band - bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller - will perform on "Conan" on Sept. 10.

Produced once again by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega, Jamey Johnson), 'Metamodern Sounds In Country Music" was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville's LCS studio over 4 days in late 2013. Simpson's portrait on the album cover was designed by friend and painter Jason Seiler, who is perhaps best known for illustrating Pope Francis for TIME Magazine's 2013 "Person of the Year" issue.

Tour dates are:
Aug. 21-22 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre*
Aug. 23 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
Aug. 24 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Aug. 27 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
Aug. 28 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Aug. 29 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
Aug. 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*
Aug. 31 Hersey, PA Hershey Park Stadium*
Sept. 5-6 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater*
Sept. 11 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
Sept. 13 Naches, WA Chinook Festival
Sept. 17 Nashville, TN City Winery
Sept. 19-20 Bristol, TN Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival
Sept. 24 Oslo, Norway Pokalen Pub
Sept. 25 Bergen, Norway Madam Felle
Sept. 26 Stockholm, Sweden Bryggarsalen
Sept. 28 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
Sept. 29 London, UK Dingwalls
Sept. 30 Nottingham, UK The Maze
Oct. 1 Bristol, UK The Tunnels, Temple Meads
Oct. 2 Liverpool, UK Leaf
Oct. 3 Cork, Ireland Triskel Arts Centre
Oct. 4 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
Oct. 5 Glasgow, UK Oran Mor
Oct. 6 Gateshead, UK The Sage Gateshead
Oct. 10 Atlanta, GA Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
Oct. 11 Greenville, SC Fall for Greenville
Oct. 16 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
Oct. 17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena*
Oct. 18 San Bernardino, CA San Manual Amphitheater*
Oct. 19 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
Oct. 26 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium#
Oct. 31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival
Nov. 1 Mobile, AL Moe's
Nov. 2 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Nov. 4 Charleston, SC The Pour House
Nov. 5 Atlanta Sky City
Nov. 6 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center#
Nov. 7 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop
Nov. 8 Macon, GA Cox Capitol Theatre
Nov. 9 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
Nov. 11 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's
Nov. 12 Hattiesburg, MS Thirsty Hippo
Nov. 14 San Antonio, TX Sam's Burger Joint
Nov. 15 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Nov. 16 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Upstairs
Nov. 18 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
Nov. 20-22 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore &
Nov. 23 Sacramento, CA Harlow's
Nov. 25 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Nov. 26 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Nov. 28 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
Dec. 2 Kansas City, MO Knuckehead's
Dec. 4 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
Dec. 5 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Dec. 6 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall

* supporting Zac Brown Band
#s upporting Jason Isbell
& supporting Drive-By Truckers

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A Soldier's Guide to Earth CD review - A Soldier's Guide to Earth
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Metamodern Sounds in Country Music CD review - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
The first time you hear Sturgill sing you may feel like you've heard a ghost - the ghost of Waylon Jennings, that is. Although his voice isn't as low as Jennings' was, it's nevertheless still in the same general vocal range ballpark. Better still, the Kentucky native sings wonderfully honest country songs. "Life of Sin," for instance, is a song about, well, sinning, which is really some of what great country is all about. Yes, most of this album will do a »»»
High Top Mountain CD review - High Top Mountain
There's not a whole lot of traditional troubadours around these days. Old school may still be appreciated, but when it comes to country crossovers and reaching the masses, it's roots rock, alt.-country and Americana that hold the upper hand. Which makes it surprising in a way that newcomer Sturgill Simpson should sound like such a, well, old-timer. Hell, even his name resembles the kind of handle aptly suited to a country crooner. It's little wonder then that his debut disc, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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