Lund sets U.S. tour
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
– Canadian singer Corb Lund is returning to the U.S. early next year for a tour in advance of releasing a new disc.
Many of the shows will be in the west.
"I feel a deep bond and shared roots with the audiences I perform for, especially out west," Lund said. "Coming from a multi-generational ranching family from Alberta, Canada, and Utah before that, I relate closely to cowboy culture and its authenticity. It's a part of the U.S. I especially enjoy touring as I feel very at home there."
Backed by his long-time honky tonk band, the Hurtin' Albertans are Kurt Ciesla, bass; Grant Siemens, guitar and Brady Valgardson, drums.
"There aren't many artists still making this kind of western music," Lund said. "Personally, I feel like I still have a real stake in it. That's why I believe that the people that admire a vintage approach really appreciate what we do. And for us, it's really gratifying to be able to perform it for them."
"It seems to have developed that way," he nods. "I didn't necessarily plan it, but it feels really good that that's how it's evolved."
Lund will release an EP of unexpected cover songs with an album of original material to follow soon after.
Lund has released nine studio albums. His seventh album, "Cabin Fever," debuted atop the Billboard Canadian charts.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 7-9 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COThe MusicFest
Jan. 10 MISSOULA, MT Top Hat
Jan. 11 SPOKANE, WA The Bartlett
Jan. 12 SEATTLE, WA Tractor Tavern
Jan. 13 PORTLAND, OR McMenamins Mission Theatre
Jan. 15 SACRAMENTO, CA Goldfield Trading Post
Jan. 16 RENO, NV Virginia Street Brewhouse
Jan. 17 PETALUMA, CA Mystic Theatre
Jan. 18 SANTA CRUZ, CA Moe's Alley
Jan. 19 NEWPORT BEACH, CA Campus Jax
Jan. 20 LOS ANGELES, CA Resident
Jan. 22 TEMPE, AZ Yucca Tap Room
Jan. 23 TUCSON, AZ 191 Toole
Jan. 24 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Launchpad
Jan. 25 ROSWELL, NM The Liberty Inc
Jan. 26 AMARILLO, TX Hoots Pub
Jan. 27 FORT WORTH, TX M*A*S*S
Jan. 29-31 KEY WEST, FL Mile 0 Festival
Feb. 1-2 ELKO, NV National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (solo)
Feb. 5-6 TOMBALL, TX Main Street Crossing (solo)
Feb. 7 DALLAS, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
Feb. 8 FREDERICKSBURG, TX Luckenbach Dance Hall
Feb. 9 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX River Road Ice House
Feb. 10 AUSTIN, TX Stubb's Jr
Feb. 13 KANSAS CITY, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
Feb. 14 WICHITA, KS WAVE
Feb. 15 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Ivywild School
Feb. 16 BASALT, CO The Temporary
Feb. 17 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO Chief Theatre
Feb. 20 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theater
Feb. 21 LARAMIE, WY The Cowboy Saloon
Feb. 22 RAPID CITY, SD Hay Camp Brewing Co.
Feb. 23 BILLINGS, MT Pub Station Ballroom
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