Sign up for newsletter
 

Simpson extends tour

Monday, June 15, 2015 – Sturgill Simpson will embark on a nationwide U.S. tour this fall, including newly announced shows at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre, New York's Beacon Theatre and Washington's Lincoln Theatre.

The summer/fall tours celebrate Sturgill's well-received 2014 release, "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music." The Americana Association recently nominated him in three categories at their 2015 Honors & Awards - "Artist of the Year," "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" (for "Turtles All The Way Down"). Sturgill's guitarist, Laur Joamets, was also nominated for "Instrumentalist of the Year." Sturgill won "Emerging Artist of the Year" at last year's event.

Produced once again by Dave Cobb, "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music" was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville's LCS studio over four days in late 2013.

Tour dates are:
June 20 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
June 23-24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern (sold out)
June 26 - Dover, DE - Big Barrel Country Music Festival
June 27 - New York, NY - FarmBorough Festival
July 4 - Austin, TX - Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
July 6 - Austin, TX - Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings
July 11 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre $
July 14 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC
July 15 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
July 17 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires at Foster Farms
July 18 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle
July 19 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Music & Arts Festival
July 24 - Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang *
July 25 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 26 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
July 30 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavillion *
July 31 - Chicago, IL - Metro (sold out)
Aug. 1 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug. 2 - Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park *
Aug. 14 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
Aug. 15 - Oslo, Norway - The Oya Festival
Aug. 18 - Edinburgh, U.K. - Liquid Rooms
Aug. 19 - Leeds, U.K. - Brudenell Social Club
Aug. 20 - London, U.K. - Islington Assembly Hall
Aug. 22 - Wales, U.K. - Green Man
Aug. 24 - Groningen, Netherlands - Noorderzon Festival
Aug. 25 - Amsterdam, Neterlands - Paradiso Grote Zaal
Aug. 27 - Tonder, Denmark - Tonder Festival
Aug. 29 - Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Festival
Sept. 6 - Fargo, ND - Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre #
Sept. 7 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair - Grandstand #
Sept. 12 - Maryville, TN - The Shed
Sept. 13 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sept. 15 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa Theatre
Sept. 16 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
Sept. 18 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
Sept. 19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Sept. 23 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
Sept. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sept. 25-26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Festival
Oct. 2-4 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 9-11 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
* appearing with Old Crow Medicine Show
$ appearing with The Avett Brothers
# appearing with Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson

Additional dates will be announced shortly. The fall tour follows Simpson's extensive summer tour, which includes upcoming appearances at Firefly Music Festival, Big Barrel Country Music Festival, FarmBorough Festival, Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic, Forecastle, Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza.

More news for Sturgill Simpson

CD reviews for Sturgill Simpson

A Soldier's Guide to Earth CD review - A Soldier's Guide to Earth
If scratching your head about the sounds emanating from Sturgill Simpson's third release, then "It Ain't All Flowers" from his last release, the excellent "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music," ought to serve as a reference point. In a disc filled with traditional country sounds, "Flowers" was about as far away as one could get with the electronics sounding so completely disjointed from everything else on the release. Put it this way - " Islands" »»»
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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Cadillac Three creates its "Legacy" William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
Staggered CD review - Staggered
East Nashville may be known as "the" Americana hotbed these days, but some of the talent there is very much verging on rock 'n roll. This is the case with Lynn Taylor & the BarFlies on their third release, a collection of personal tunes by the front man. »»»
American Folk soundtrack CD review - American Folk soundtrack
The soundtrack for the independent film, "American Folk," stars two real-life singer-songwriters played by Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, who also contribute the bulk of the material on the soundtrack. Understanding the plot of the film helps explain both the sequence and content of the track list. »»»
Rifles and Rosary Beads CD review - Rifles and Rosary Beads
Mary Gauthier has built her career on honest, sometimes brutally and achingly self-confessional songs. This is the first time that she has focused on experiences other than her own, and it could become not only the strongest album of her career but, in its own way, a landmark album. »»»
Work CD review - Work
Matt Hectorne's new album - his third solo effort - offers another example of the rewards that can come through the joy of discovery. While Hectorne makes no attempt to bend the boundaries as far as a patented Americana sound is concerned, the success he achieves here is the result of him doing quite the opposite, that is, sounding like a revered veteran who mastered the form quite quickly in his career.  »»»
Hallelujah Nights CD review - Hallelujah Nights
LANCO's "Greatest Love Story" is a radio single saturated in undeniable warmth and sweetness. But then, the attitude in "We Do" reeks of Florida Georgia Line and the chorus to "Singin' at The Stars" also brings country music's most annoying duo to mind. LANCO is a new act, and the jury's still on just which direction this five-piece will go. »»»
Ruins CD review - Ruins
With their stunning new album "Ruins," First Aid Kit further ascend to unexpected heights of superstardom, a status a few knowing pundits have been predicting for the Swedish sisters since the beginning. »»»