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Simpson tour sails into summer, fall

Monday, May 16, 2016 – Sturgill Simpson will embark on an extensive North American tour this summer and fall, including dates in Europe, Canada and the U.S., he announced today.

The tour celebrates Simpson's "A Sailor's Guide To Earth." Produced by Simpson, the CD was written as a letter to his first child, who arrived during the summer of 2014.

New tour dates are:
July 2 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
July 4 - Goteborg, Sweden - Pustervik
July 5 - Stockholm, Sweden - Berns
July 8 - Lille, Belgium - Sjock Festival
July 9 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
July 11 - Manchester, U.K. - Gorilla
July 12 - Gateshead, U.K. - The Sage
July 13 - Glasgow, U.K. - O2 ABC
July 15 - London, U.K. - Shepherd's Bush Empire
July 16 - Southwold, U.K. - Latitude Festival
Aug. 4 - Montreal, QC - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Aug. 5 - London, ON - Centennial Hall
Aug. 6-7 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Aug. 9 - Green Bay, WI - Meyer Theatre
Aug. 10 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre
Aug. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
Aug. 13 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre
Aug. 14 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Aug. 16 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Aug. 18-19 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Aug. 20 - Victoria, BC - Royal Theatre
Sept. 9 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
Sept. 10 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 11 - Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theatre
Sept. 14 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 15 - Ashland, KY - Paramount Arts Center
Sept. 16 - Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Oct. 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Oct. 8 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Oct. 9 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 11 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
Oct. 13 - Ithaca, NY - State Theatre
Oct. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
Oct. 15 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Oct. 28-29 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
Nov. 1 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
Nov. 2 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place Theater
Nov. 4-5 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 8 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theater
Nov. 9 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
Nov. 11 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 12 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
Nov. 13 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre (on - sale Friday, June 17)
Nov. 15-16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Nov. 18 - Bakersfield, CA - Fox Theater
Nov. 19 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater

Tickets for the newly shows will go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. local time.

Simpson previously announced tour dates, which are underway, through June 5. Almost all dates are sold out, including two shows in his native Kentucky, Indianapolis, Ind., Louisville, Ky; Chicago and Minneapolis.

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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: Lane, Ramsey, Barrett cover their bases – Covers played a far more prominent role than usual at a country show. And instead of what is typically the least course of resistance in recent years of country artists succumbing to their renditions of a rock hit, Chris Lane, Mason Ramsey and Gabby Barrett played songs that actually were country hits. Interestingly, the youngest of the bunch, Ramsey,... »»»
Concert Review: Mumford and Sons up to snuff, for the most part – Mumford and Sons have always played it smart when it has come to career moves. They have not overtoured by becoming regular fixtures on the touring circuit. Their M.O. is to tour just enough upon an album release and then disappear for a stretch. Ditto for releasing new music ("Delta" just came out last month, Mumford's first release... »»»
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