Earle, Yoakam, Williams team up for LSD tour
Thursday, March 22, 2018
– Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam will join forces on the LSD tour this summer, it was announced today.
The three veterans start the tour June 12 in Boston and conclude Aug. 18 in Indianapolis.
Earle currently is on The Copperhead Road tour with his backing band The Dukes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Copperhead Road." Williams released the CD "The Ghosts of Highway 20" last year. Yoakam's most recent album "Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars..." came out in 2016, occupying more of a bluegrass space.
The pre-sale exclusive to Steve Earle & The Dukes' fans starts this Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. local time with the password: STEVE. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m.
Tour dates are
June 12 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 13 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
June 15 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 16 Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
June 17 Oxon Hill, MD - MGM National Harbor
June 19 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
June 20 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 1 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
Aug. 3 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre
Aug. 4 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Aug. 10 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug. 11 Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Aug. 14 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Aug. 17 Rochester, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Aug. 18 Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
Sire recording artist King Leg will open the shows.
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