Yoakam streams "Second Hand Heart"
Monday, April 6, 2015
– Dwight Yoakam is streaming his forthcoming album, "Second Hand Heart," exclusively on NPR First Listen.
Yoakam self-produced "Second Hand Heart," out on Warner/Reprise on April 14. The album was mixed by engineer Chris Lord-Alge, who also co-produced three tracks with Yoakam ("She," "Believe," and "The Big Time").
Yoakam will perform a set as part of the "Second Hand Heart" Record Release Party Show & Dance at Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles on Monday, April 13. The show streams live on Yahoo! screen beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Upcoming tour dates are:
April 13 West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go
April 24 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
April 25 Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
April 26 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest
May 1 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
May 2 Goliad, TX Schroeder Dance Hall
May 7 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
May 8 San Diego, CA North Park Theatre
May 9 Coachella, CA Spotlight 29 Casino -The Spotlight
May/15 Fredericksburg, VA Celebrate Virginia Live!
May/16 Atlanta, GA Shaky Boots Music Festival
May/22 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino - Bluesville Showroom
May/23 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Bossier City - Riverdome
May/29 Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom
May/30 Topeka, KS Kansas Expocentre
June 4 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
June 5 Huber Heights, OH Music Center at The Heights
June 6 Salamanca, NY Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel - Events Center
June 19 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Casino
June 20 Lincoln City, OR Chinook Winds Casino
June 27 New York, NY Farm Borough Music Festival
June 28 Webster, MA Indian Ranch
July 11 Somerset, KY Master Musicians Festival
July 17 Prior Lake, MN Lakefront Music Festival
July 18 Brooklyn, MI Faster Horses Festival
Aug. 23 Shelton, WA Little Creek Casino Resort - Event Center
Aug. 26 Kennewick, WA Benton Franklin Fair
Aug. 29 Laughlin, NV Edgewater Casino Resort - The E Center
Sept. 4 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
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