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Sturgill Simpson on tour

posted Nov 23, 2014, 1:51 PM by Vu Nguyen
performed “Turtles All The Way Down” recently on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The performance celebrates Simpson’s new album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which continues to receive overwhelming acclaim. In support of the release, Simpson and his band—bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller—will continue their sold-out nationwide tour this fall/winter, including newly announced 2015 headlining dates. See below for complete details.

Already enjoying a break-out 2014, Simpson recently performed on “Conan” and the “Late Show with David Letterman” and was featured on the BBC’s “Later Live with Jools Holland,”“Later…with Jools Holland,” American Public Media’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Concert.” He was also recently awarded “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards. Of the competitive category, The Wall Street Journal asserted, “The new, impressive young performers put forward for Americana's ‘Emerging Act of the Year’ for 2014 are undoubtedly the strongest set ever nominated in a single year; who they are and what they do should further define the arena…” PBS will broadcast an edited version of the Honors & Awards show as an Austin City Limits special, “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival,” on November 22.

Of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Rolling Stone heralds, “Sounds Like: Merle Haggard with a stack of books on cosmology and metaphysics,” while Garden & Gun praises, “Metamodern is what country music should sound like.” Moreover, The Washington Post calls him, “Country music’s most exciting new outsider” and The Wall Street Journal describes, “the album salts old-school country, bluegrass and gospel sounds with hints of psychedelia and even electronica—although fans of his authentic-country cred aren’t likely to be disappointed.” Additionally, NPR Music recently premiered his music videos for “The Promise” and “Turtles All The Way Down.”

Produced once again by friend and trusted collaborator Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega, Jamey Johnson), Metamodern Sounds In Country Music was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville’s LCS studio over four days in late 2013. Of the album, Simpson comments, “Myriad worldly offerings—religion, drugs, and more—all claim to be the omnipotent universal truth, but in my experience, love is the only certainty. That’s what this record is about.”

Simpson’s portrait on the album cover was designed by friend and painter Jason Seiler, who is perhaps best known for illustrating Pope Francis for TIME Magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year” issue in addition to contributing art to publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

 November 23                                            Sacramento, CA                                                         Harlow’s
  November 25                                              Portland, OR                  Mississippi Studios (SOLD OUT)
  November 26                                               Seattle, WA                            Tractor Tavern (SOLD OUT)
   November 28                                          Salt Lake City, UT                                           The State Room
  November 29                                               Denver, CO                        Bluebird Theater (SOLD OUT)
  November 30                                               Denver, CO                                                Bluebird Theater
 December 2                                             Kansas City, MO                       Knuckehead’s (SOLD OUT)
  December 4                                             Minneapolis, MN         Fine Line Music Café (SOLD OUT)
December 5                                               Milwaukee, WI                                                    Turner Hall
December 6                                                  Chicago, IL                                Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
 December 7                                              Indianapolis, IN                                               Vogue Theatre
  December 30                                                 Austin, TX                 ACL Live at The Moody Theater‡
 January 29                                                  Knoxville, TN                                                 Bijou Theatre
 January 30                                                  Louisville, KY                                        Mercury Ballroom
  January 31                                                 Covington, KY                                           Madison Theater
 February 3                                                 St. Louis, MO                                             Old Rock House
 February 4                                                  Madison, WI                                             Majestic Theatre
 February 5                                                    Detroit, MI                                               The Magic Stick
  February 6                                              Grand Rapids, MI                 The Stache @ The Intersection
  February 11                                               New York, NY                                          Bowery Ballroom
 February 12                                                Brooklyn, NY                       Music Hall of Williamsburg
 February 13                                             Washington, DC                                                     9:30 Club
 February 14                                             Asbury Park, NY                                           The Stone Pony
  February 17                                            Northampton, MA                                                   Pearl Street
  February 18                                          South Burlington, VT                     Higher Ground Ballroom
February 20                                                 Boston, MA                                       Paradise Rock Club
  February 21                                              Philadelphia, PA                         Theatre of the Living Arts
 February 22                                            Charlottesville, VA                                           The Southern
February 24                                               Richmond, VA                                           The Broadberry
 February 27                                                Asheville, NC                                             The Grey Eagle
 February 28                                                Nashville, TN                                              3rd & Lindsley
 March 1                                                      Nashville, TN                                              3rd & Lindsley
 April 24                                                         Indio, CA                                           Stagecoach Festival

‡supporting Willie Nelson