Progressive bluegrass guitar phenom Billy Strings will play 17 dates, including 15 headlining arena dates, as part of his 2023 Winter Tour.
Strings’ winter loop begins with three nights at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, N.J. Feb. 16-18 and includes a turn Feb. 26 at the Ryman Auditorium after back-to-back nights across the street at Bridgestone Arena. The first of two dates at Winston-Salem, N.C.’s Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum is Doc Watson’s 100th birthday celebration. The tour wraps with three shows at Cincinnati’s Andrew J Brady Music Center March 16-18. See the full routing below.
Pre-sale for the announced dates begins Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. local time with general on-sale Nov. 4, also at 10 a.m. Registration for pre-sale tickets is available at www.billystrings.com/tour.
Strings is due to release a new album “Me/And/Dad” Nov. 18. The record features 14 versions of bluegrass and country classics recorded with his father Terry Barber.
Strings will hit Europe in November and December before returning stateside for a handful of shows in December in New Orleans and Denver before launching the winter tour.
Strings had a remarkable run of theater sell-outs through the summer, according to reports submitted to Pollstar Boxoffice. Three shows at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., sold a total of 17,585 tickets, grossing $989,007.
Billy Strings 2023 Winter Tour
February 16—Atlantic City, NJ—Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
February 17—Atlantic City, NJ—Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
February 18—Atlantic City, NJ—Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
February 21—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena
February 22—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena
February 24—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena
February 25—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena
February 26—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
March 3—Winston-Salem, NC—Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Doc Watson’s 100th Birthday Show
March 4—Winston-Salem, NC—Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 7—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
March 10—Atlanta, GA—State Farm Arena
March 11—North Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
March 12—North Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
March 16—Cincinnati, OH—The Andrew J Brady Music Center
March 17—Cincinnati, OH—The Andrew J Brady Music Center
March 18—Cincinnati, OH—The Andrew J Brady Music Center