Movement Magazine


Thomas Bellflower 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 DC’s Lincoln Theatre. 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 among many others. See below for complete details.
The summer/fall tours celebrate Sturgill’s highly acclaimed 2014 release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp), which continues to receive overwhelming acclaim. 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 widely praised guitarist, Laur Joamets, was also nominated for “Instrumentalist of the Year.” Sturgill won “Emerging Artist of the Year” at last year’s awards.
In the past year, Sturgill and his band—bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller—have performed twice on the “Late Show with David Letterman” (“Life of Sin,” “Long White Line”), “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” twice on “Conan” (“Living the Dream,” “Just Let Go”) and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as well as on the PBS’ Austin City Limits (air date TBD), 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” series.
The album was also featured in year-end “Best of 2014” lists at The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Village VoicesPazz and Jop, Rolling Stone Country, NPR Music, American Songwriter,Stereogum, the Los Angeles Times, KCRW, Pitchfork, The Washington Post, Paste, the Nashville Scene, No Depression and many others.
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. 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.”  
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)
August 1—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza
August 2—Indianapolis, IN—White River State Park*
August 14—Gothenburg, Sweden—Way Out West
August 15—Oslo, Norway—The Oya Festival
August 18—Edinburgh, U.K.—Liquid Rooms
August 19—Leeds, U.K.—Brudenell Social Club
August 20—London, U.K.—Islington Assembly Hall
August 22—Wales, U.K.—Green Man
August 24—Groningen, Netherlands—Noorderzon Festival
August 25—Amsterdam, Neterlands—Paradiso Grote Zaal
August 27—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
August 29—Helsinki, Finland—Helsinki Festival
September 6—Fargo, ND—Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre‡
September 7—St. Paul, MN—Minnesota State Fair – Grandstand‡
September 12—Maryville, TN—The Shed
September 13—Asheville, NC—Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
September 15—Norfolk, VA—NorVa Theatre
September 16—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater
September 18—Upper Darby, PA—Tower Theatre
September 19—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
September 23—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre
September 25—Baltimore, MD—Rams Head Live
September 25-26—Boston, MA—Boston Calling Festival
October 2-4—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 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

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