This weekend is a big one for Sturgill Simpson, given that his stellar 2016 record A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is up for a Grammy for Album of the Year. The Grammy ceremony takes place this Sunday and his album faces some tough competition with Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Adele’s 25 both on the ballot, along with Justin Bieber and Drake’s most recent albums.
But Simpson is already looking forward to the year ahead, and just announced runs of U.S. tour dates in July and September that will see him play shows at some of the country’s most prestigious venues, including Radio City Music Hall and Red Rocks. These dates join a small slate of festivals Sturgill has been announced for, both in the U.S. and abroad.
While we wait for those shows to roll around, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed this Sunday, although if we’re going off our own best albums of 2016 list, the Academy could definitely do worse than handing the trophy to Beyoncé.
See Sturgill’s full list of tour dates below, along with Paste Cloud audio from his Daytrotter session from shortly before the release of 2014’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.
Sturgill Simpson Tour Dates:
04 – Okeechobee, Fla. @ Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
06 – Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf Amphitheater
07 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
08 – Cary, N.C. @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
14 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Fox Theatre
15-16 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival
15-16 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Sloss Music & Arts Festival
28-30 – Yuzawa, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
07 – Sugar Land, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre
08 – Grand Praire, Texas @ Verizon Theatre
09 – Del Valle, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
14 – New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall
15 – Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
16 – Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
19 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre
21 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Fox Theatre
22 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
25 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
29 – Portland, Ore. @ Arlene Schnitzer Music Hall
30 – Redmond, Wash. @ Marymoor Amphitheater
06 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Greek Theatre