Simpson extends tour

Monday, June 15, 2015 – Sturgill Simpson will embark on a nationwide U.S. tour this fall, including newly announced shows at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre, New York's Beacon Theatre and Washington's Lincoln Theatre.

The summer/fall tours celebrate Sturgill's well-received 2014 release, "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music." The Americana Association recently nominated him in three categories at their 2015 Honors & Awards - "Artist of the Year," "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" (for "Turtles All The Way Down"). Sturgill's guitarist, Laur Joamets, was also nominated for "Instrumentalist of the Year." Sturgill won "Emerging Artist of the Year" at last year's event.

Produced once again by Dave Cobb, "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music" was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville's LCS studio over four days in late 2013.

Tour dates are:
June 20 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
June 23-24 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern (sold out)
June 26 - Dover, DE - Big Barrel Country Music Festival
June 27 - New York, NY - FarmBorough Festival
July 4 - Austin, TX - Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
July 6 - Austin, TX - Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings
July 11 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre $
July 14 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC
July 15 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
July 17 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires at Foster Farms
July 18 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle
July 19 - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Music & Arts Festival
July 24 - Cooperstown, NY - Brewery Ommegang *
July 25 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
July 26 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
July 30 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavillion *
July 31 - Chicago, IL - Metro (sold out)
Aug. 1 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug. 2 - Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park *
Aug. 14 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
Aug. 15 - Oslo, Norway - The Oya Festival
Aug. 18 - Edinburgh, U.K. - Liquid Rooms
Aug. 19 - Leeds, U.K. - Brudenell Social Club
Aug. 20 - London, U.K. - Islington Assembly Hall
Aug. 22 - Wales, U.K. - Green Man
Aug. 24 - Groningen, Netherlands - Noorderzon Festival
Aug. 25 - Amsterdam, Neterlands - Paradiso Grote Zaal
Aug. 27 - Tonder, Denmark - Tonder Festival
Aug. 29 - Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Festival
Sept. 6 - Fargo, ND - Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre #
Sept. 7 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair - Grandstand #
Sept. 12 - Maryville, TN - The Shed
Sept. 13 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sept. 15 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa Theatre
Sept. 16 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
Sept. 18 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
Sept. 19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Sept. 23 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
Sept. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sept. 25-26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Festival
Oct. 2-4 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
Oct. 9-11 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
* appearing with Old Crow Medicine Show
$ appearing with The Avett Brothers
# appearing with Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson

Additional dates will be announced shortly. The fall tour follows Simpson's extensive summer tour, which includes upcoming appearances at Firefly Music Festival, Big Barrel Country Music Festival, FarmBorough Festival, Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic, Forecastle, Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza.

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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, »»»