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Simpson sells out - the Ryman that is, third show

Monday, July 27, 2015 – Sturgill Simpson's third show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is now sold out, it was reported Monday.

The Nov. 1 date was added after Simpson's first two performances at the venue sold out in less than 15 minutes.

Demand resulted in the addition of second shows at Atlanta's The Tabernacle, Denver's Ogden Theatre and L.A.'s The Theater at Ace Hotel. These newly confirmed concerts will go on - sale this Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. local time.

The performances are part of Simpson's " Living The Dream" fall tour, which will extend through
Nov. and includes stops in Maryville, Tenn. (sold out), Asheville, N.C., Norfolk, Va., Charlottesville (sold out), Philadelphia, New York, Buffalo, N.Y., Washington (second show added), Baltimore, Salt Lake City, Utah, Spokane, Wash., Vancouver, Canada Seattle, Portland, Ore., Eugene, Ore., Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Simpson is touring behind last year's well-received "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music." The disc was recorded live - to-tape at

Tour dates are:
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, Netherlands - Paradiso Grote Zaal
Aug. 27 - Tonder, Denmark - Tonder Festival
Aug. 29 - Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Festival
Sept. 6 - Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre #
Sept. 7 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair - Grandstand #
Sept. 12 - Maryville, TN - The Shed (sold out)
Sept. 13 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Sept. 15 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
Sept. 16 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater (sold out)
Sept. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
Sept. 19 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Sept. 20 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Sept. 23 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre (sold out)
Sept. 24 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
Sept. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Sept. 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
Oct. 15 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater $
Oct. 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle (sold out)
Oct. 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle (on sale date July 31)
Oct. 30- Nov. 1 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (sold out)
Nov. 5 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (sold out)
Nov. 6 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (on sale date July 31)
Nov. 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Nov. 10 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
Nov. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Nov. 13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 15 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
Nov. 18 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Nov. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theater at Ace Hotel
Nov. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theater at Ace Hotel (on sale date July 31)
Nov. 22 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park

* appearing with Old Crow Medicine Show
# appearing with Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson
$ appearing with Jason Isbell

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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 »»»
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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, »»»