Additions: Art Garfunkel, The Milk Carton Kids, Leon Bridges

Art Garfunkel expands the U.S. itinerary of his “In Close-Up” tour … The Milk Carton Kids makes its debut at the Grand Ole Opry ahead of its fall excursion … Leon Bridges adds a few dates to his first North American tour, citing popular demand.

Art Garfunkel has been busy this year, playing the U.S., Korea, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and Denmark. But he’s got more places to hit up in the U.S., following a previously announced trip to the U.K. in September.           

The setlist features Simon & Garfunkel songs, solo material, tunes from his favorite songwriters – Paul Simon, as well as Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and Antonio Carlos Jobim – and selections from his forthcoming autobiography.

“I do a 90-minute show, where I mix songs and read poetic bits from my autobiography,” Garfunkel says. “I write about my life in show business, my woman, crossing the U.S. and Europe on foot, the mystery of it all. The act of reading these things, and the inflections and pauses, seems to me like singing. You learn to phrase with poignancy.”

The new U.S. dates includes a hometown show in New York City at Carnegie Hall that’s being called “At Last.” Here’s the routing:

Aug. 28 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Music Box
Oct. 3 – New York, N.Y., Carnegie Hall      
Oct. 9 – Toms River, N.J., Jay And Linda Grunin Center For The Arts      
Oct. 10 – Morristown, N.J., Mayo Performing Arts Center 
Oct. 23 – Geneva, N.Y., Smith Opera House          
Oct. 24 – Albany, N.Y., Empire State Plaza Conv. Ctr.      
Nov. 7 – Indio, Calif., Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Ctr.         
Nov. 8 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern    
Nov. 14 – Great Barrington, Mass., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center       
Nov. 15 – Boston, Mass., The Wilbur           
Nov. 16 – Cotuit, Mass., Center For the Arts

Some shows are on sale now, while other onsales haven’t been announced yet. Tickets for Carnegie Hall will be available to the public Friday, Aug. 14. Visit for more information and check with your local venue for additional ticking details.

The Milk Carton Kids will cross off a milestone tonight by making their debut at the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.  

An announcement sent out from duo’s PR rep notes that the guys are “genuinely thrilled” at the honor of playing the show, which has hosted some of the biggest artists in country music, including Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb and The Dixie Chicks.

The Milk Carton Kids and Craig Morgan take the stage between 8:45 and 9:15 p.m. The performances will be broadcast live locally on 650AM/WSM and steamed online at


Next month the indie folk act kicks off their North American fall tour, starting with a Sept. 7 gig in Northampton, Mass. Visit for more information.

Columbia Records isn’t exaggerating by calling Leon Bridges a “breakout artist.” Most dates on the R&B singer/songwriter’s first-ever North American headline tour have already sold out ahead of the Oct. 12 launch. Fans are on the West Coast are in luck because he’s added shows in Portland, Ore., and San Francisco.  

Here’s the North American routing, with the new dates bolded

Oct. 12 – New Orleans, La., Tipitina’s Uptown
Oct. 13 – Nashville, Tenn.,  Marathon Music Works
Oct. 14 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse
Oct. 16 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
Oct. 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Oct. 18 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston
Oct. 20 – New York, N.Y., Apollo Theater
Oct. 21 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
Oct. 22 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Oct. 23 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
Oct. 24 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre
Oct. 26 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Oct. 27 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre
Oct. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
Oct. 30 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Nov. 2 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
Nov. 3 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom            
Nov. 6 – San Diego, Calif., Observatory North Park
Nov. 7 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
Nov. 10 – Los Angles, Calif., The Fonda
Nov. 13 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 14 – Dallas, Texas, Majestic Theatre

A fan presale is ongoing. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Aug. 14.

Bridges is supporting his debut album, Coming Home, which was released in June. Visit for more information.