Sturgill Simpson Keeps Sailing

Sturgill Simpson has loaded up his schedule with more than three dozen dates. The North American tour will keep him busy from August through November.

Simpson is supporting his third LP, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, which his website describes as his “most personal album as well as his most ambitious.” The album, which he self-produced, was released in April.

“I wanted it to be an exploration of all the different types of music that I love – a musical journey,” Simpson says. “I listen to a lot of Marvin Gaye, a lot of Bill Withers. I like the way George Harrison sings and tried to incorporate that. Some people will say I’m trying to run from country, but I’m never going to make anything other than a country record. As soon as I open my mouth, it’s going to be a country song.”

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

The singer/songwriter’s spring tour continues with tonight’s gig in Chattanooga, Tenn. After heading to Europe in July, Simpson returns to North America in early August. The fall tour begins with a handful of gigs in the provinces.  

Aug. 4 – Montreal, Quebec, Corona Theatre
Aug. 5 – London, Ontario, Centennial Hall  
Aug. 6 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
Aug. 7 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
Aug. 9 – Green Bay, Wis., Meyer Theatre    
Aug. 10 – Fargo, N.D., Fargo Theatre           
Aug. 12 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Burton Cummings Theatre
Aug. 13 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, O’Brians Event Centre           
Aug. 14 – Edmonton, Alberta, Union Hall   
Aug. 16 – Calgary, Alberta, MacEwan Hall  
Aug. 18 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
Aug. 19 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre           
Aug. 20 – Victoria, British Columbia, Royal Theatre           
Sept. 9 – New Orleans, La., Saenger Theatre            
Sept. 10 – Memphis, Tenn., Orpheum Theatre          
Sept. 11 – Birmingham, Ala., Alabama Theatre        
Sept. 14 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall     
Sept. 15 – Ashland, Ky., Paramount Arts Center     
Sept. 16 – Charlottesville, Va., Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
Oct. 7 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia
Oct. 8 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Kings Theatre        
Oct. 9 – Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre    
Oct. 11 – Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
Oct. 13 – Ithaca, N.Y., State Theatre            
Oct. 14 – Cleveland, Ohio, Masonic Auditorium      
Oct. 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Carnegie Music Hall         
Oct. 28 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 29 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium        
Nov. 1 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Nov. 2 – Des Moines, Iowa, Hoyt Sherman Place    
Nov. 4 – Denver, Colo., Paramount Theatre
Nov. 5 – Denver, Colo., Paramount Theatre
Nov. 8 – Missoula, Mont., The Wilma           
Nov. 9 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
Nov. 11 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre           
Nov. 12 – Portland, Ore., Keller Auditorium            
Nov. 13 – Redding, Calif., Cascade Theatre
Nov. 15 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern  
Nov. 16 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern  
Nov. 18 – Bakersfield, Calif., Fox Theater   
Nov. 19 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater

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