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Sturgill Simpson Announces 2020 North American Tour

Sturgill Simpson Announces 2020 North American Tour

Simpson will tour behind his new alt-rock record with special guest Tyler Childers.

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(TRR) – Sturgill Simpson has announced a massive 2020 North American tour. Simpson is touring in support of his new alt-rock outing Sound & Fury which dropped on September 27 via Elektra Records. The trek kicks off on February 21, 2020 at Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, AL and wraps up on May 24 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY.

Tyler Childers will serve as the special guest for the run.

Tickets for A Good Look’n Tour go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10am local time HERE.

A departure from his classic country music sound, Simpson’s new album is an intense outing of loud, alternative groove rock.

“I was kind of in a weird spot when we made that record,” Simpson told Zane Lowe of Apple Music’s Beats 1. “I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do this anymore because a lot of the business sides of things, and like some heartbreak and betrayal, and just learning things that you already know … It is a dirty toxic industry. And I wanted to express a lot of that.”

I was listening to a lot of hip-hop, and Black Sabbath, and the Cars, and old funk records and things,” he told Lowe. “We were in Detroit while we were making the record, and I was sort of writing it in real time and listening to a lot of Eminem. And I was just like, ‘Man, this guy gets to talk mad shit. How come we can’t do that?’ So I just sat down and wrote a bunch of mad shit talking songs about how fucking awesome we are. And then we recorded it.”

February 21 — Birmingham, Alabama @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC
February 22 — Asheville, North Carolina @ US Cellular Center
February 25 — Knoxville, Tennessee @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
February 28 — Lexington, Kentucky @ Rupp Arena
February 29 — Detroit, Michigan @ Masonic Temple Theatre
March 4 — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Peterson Events Center
March 6 — Charlotte, North Carolina @ Spectrum Center
March 7 — Duluth, Georgia @ Infinite Energy Center
March 10 — North Charleston, South Carolina @ North Charleston Coliseum
March 13 — Hampton, Virginia @ Hampton Coliseum
March 14 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ The Met Philadelphia
March 15-16 — Washington, D.C. @ Anthem
March 18 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Coca-Cola Coliseum
March 20 — Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
March 21 — St. Louis, Missouri @ Chaifetz Arena
March 22 — Southaven, Mississippi @ Landers Center
March 27 — Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
March 28 — Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
March 29 — Sugarland, Texas @Smart Financial Centre
April 1 — Independence, Missouri @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
April 3 — Chicago, Illinois @ United Center
April 4 — Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Armory
April 9 — Omaha, Nebraska @ Baxter Arena
April 10 — Madison, Wisconsin @ Alliant Energy Center
April 23 — Tulsa, Oklahoma @ BOK Center
April 25 — Denver, Colorado @ Pepsi Center
April 28 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Maverik Center
April 29 — Missoula, Montana @ Adams Center
May 1 — Portland, Oregon @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 2 — George, Washington @ Gorge Amphitheatre
May 5 — San Francisco, California @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 8 — Inglewood, California @ The Forum
May 15 — Boston, Massachusetts @ TD Garden
May 16 — New York City @ Madison Square Garden
May 22 — Nashville, Tennessee @ Bridgestone Arena
May 24 — Louisville, Kentucky @ KFC Yum! Center