Simpson, Childers announce tour
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
– Sturgill Simpson will launch an arena tour in 2020 to support his non-country release , "Sound & Fury," with Tyler Childers providing support.
The 2020 Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look'n Tour begins Feb. 21 in Birmingham, Ala. and ends
May 24 in Louisville. Kentucky is the home state of both artists.
Simpson produced both albums from Childers, including his August-released "Country Squire," which debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
In an effort to fight against scalpers and ensure tickets get into the hands of fans, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster's Verified Fan platform. Fans can gain first access to tickets by registering for the Verified Fan presale now through Nov. 3 at 10 p.m. local time. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. local time.
On the heels of releasing "Sound & Fury" and an accompanying anime film of the same name released simultaneously via Netflix, Simpson hit the road for a brief six date club tour, donating all proceeds to the Special Forces Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides immediate and ongoing support to the Special Forces community and their families. $1 from each ticket sold for the Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look'n Tour will also be donated to benefit the Special Forces Foundation.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 21 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Feb. 22 Asheville, NC US Cellular Center
Feb. 25 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Feb. 28 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Feb. 29 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
March 4 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
March 6 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
March 7 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center
March 10 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
March 13 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum
March 14 Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia*
March 15 Washington, DC Anthem
March 16 Washington, DC Anthem
March 18 Toronto, ON Coca-Cola Coliseum
March 20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 21 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
March 22 Southaven, MS Landers Center
March 27 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 28 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
March 29 Sugarland, TX Smart Financial Centre
April 1 Independence, MO Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
April 3 Chicago, IL United Center
April 4 Minneapolis, MN Armory
April 9 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
April 10 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
April 23 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
April 28 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
April 29 Missoula, MT Adams Center
May 1 Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 2 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre*
May 5 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 8 Inglewood, CA The Forum
May 15 Boston, MA TD Garden
May 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
May 22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 24 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
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