Thursday, November 18, 2021
– Lyle Lovett will launch a 2022 tour with his Acoustic Group.
Emerging from the pandemic, the dates mark his first in-person shows since
March 2020. Kicking off Feb. 26 with two nights in Alexandria, Va., the tour will be throughout the south, culminating in his home state of Texas. Tickets go on sale Nov. 19.
The show will feature stripped-down arrangements of Lovett standards as well as a preview of songs from his upcoming Verve Records release scheduled for May
Lovett's Acoustic Group features longtime bassist Viktor Krauss, who has played with Lovett since 1994, and violinist Luke Bulla, who's played and sung in Lovett's different configurations since 2009. Veteran country and bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Jeff White, who reunited with Lovett for his last Acoustic Group tour in 2020, will play acoustic guitar, mandolin and sing on the tour. Tennessee Dobro player Josh Swift, who also played on the 2020 Acoustic Group tour, will play Dobro and sing.
Lovett will perform alongside The Royale Philharmonic Orchestra in Orlando on Jan. 25 as part of the Dr. Phillips Centers Steinmetz Hall's Grand Celebration Season. Lovett and his Acoustic Group will play two nights at Dallas' Majestic Theater, April 8-9, to celebrate the venue's 100-year anniversary.
uring the pandemic Lovett transitioned his onstage singer-songwriter in-the-round series (in recent years doing tours with Vince Gill, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and Robert Earl Keen) to livestream series. This Friday marks the twentieth "Lyle Lovett and..." online performance, and will feature guests Ted Koppel, Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle. The free-to-watch livestream will be dedicated to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) awareness. Lovett plans to continue the online series even after he returns to playing in-person concerts.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 25—Orlando, FL—Dr. Phillips Centers Steinmetz Hall
Feb. 26-27—Alexandria, VA—The Birchmere
Feb. 28—Virginia Beach, VA—Sander Center for the Performing Arts*
March 1—Charleston, SC—Charleston Gaillard Center*
March 2—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre
March 3—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
March 4—Chattanooga, TN—Walker Theatre
March 6—Myrtle Beach, SC—Carolina Opry Theater
March 7—Charlotte, NC—Knight Theater- Levine Center for the Arts
March 8—Greensboro, NC—Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts*
March 10—Albany, GA—Albany Municipal Auditorium
March 12-13—Clearwater, FL—Capitol Theatre
March 14—Ft Lauderdale, FL—The Parker
March 15—Jacksonville, FL—Florida Theatre
March 16—Mobile, AL—Saenger Theater
March 17-18—Birmingham, AL—The Lyric Theatre
March 19—Germantown, TN—Germantown Performing Arts Center
March 21—Jackson, MS—Thalia Mara Hall
March 22—Fort Smith, AR—ArcBest Performing Arts Center
March 23—Eureka Springs, AR—The Auditorium
March 25-26—Galveston, TX—The Grand 1894 Opera House
March 27—New Braunfels, TX—Gruene Hall
March 28—Waco, TX—Waco Hall !
April 8-9—Dallas, TX—The Majestic Theatre
* Tickets on sale Dec. 10
! Tickets on sale Dec. 6