Billy Strings Adds 2022 Tour Dates Including Four-Night Capitol Theatre Run
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Billy Strings performs at Kentucky’s Railbird Festival in August 2021.
Since traditional physical shows returned earlier this year, jamgrass phenom Billy Strings has traversed the country playing to the biggest crowds of his career. He’ll keep the momentum going early next year with a slew of dates announced Tuesday.
Strings kicks off his 2022 touring with four nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on Feb. 3-6. While Strings hasn’t played to a proper audience at the Cap since two sold-out January 2020 shows, when he moved 3,900 tickets and grossed $114,126, he staged his livestreamed six-night residency, “The Déjà Vu Experiment,” at the theater in February.
After his Capitol run, Strings has dates booked across the southeast and Midwest, including two-night stands at Bell Auditorium in August, Ga., and Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, Tenn., and a three-night run at The Sylvee in Madison, Wis. The tour, which also includes a previously announced February play at Innings Festival in Tempe, Ariz., concludes with two nights at Cincinnati’s Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center on March 11-12, which opened in July.
Of course, Strings, who won Breakthrough Artist Of The Pandemic at the Pollstar Awards in June, has plenty of touring before 2021 wraps. His upcoming plays include four nights at Atlanta’s The Eastern (Dec. 9-12) and three at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 30-Jan.1.
Strings’ red-hot 2021 has included sold-out plays at McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Ore., where he sold 6,300 tickets and grossed $249,101 on Sept. 17, and at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, N.J., where he moved 4,600 tickets and grossed $181,865 on Aug. 5.
His most lucrative run of the year so far was a string of four podded shows at Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce, S.C., that grossed $435,470 in April.
“It’s a great feeling when we see someone get the momentum that Billy has,” promoter Peter Shapiro, who books the Cap, told Pollstar earlier this year for a Strings cover story. “Once you get going like he is, it usually keeps going, and it doesn’t fade. We’re gonna be doing shows with Billy forever.”
“I’m fucking excited to be out there playing music,” Strings told Pollstar in the same story. “This is what I love. It’s what I was made to do. It’s my entire life, it’s my entire identity.”
Find Strings’ 2022 tour dates below, and for more, revisit Pollstar‘s April cover story about the jamgrass sensation.