Justin Townes Earle Announces Intimate Solo Acoustic Tour
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY FOR 34 SHOWS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA
ACCLAIMED NEW WEST RECORDS DEBUT, KIDS IN THE STREET, OUT NOW
“Kids In The Street is the veteran songwriter’s most pleasing and playful effort to date.”–NPR Music
"Earle demonstrates on Kids In The Street that he still has plenty to say. He's playful, adventurous and settling into his talent, with an album that rivals his best work.”–Associated Press
“Justin Townes Earle’s Kids In The Street is his finest album to date.”–UPROXX
Justin Townes Earle has announced an extensive North American tour that will begin May 6, 2018 in British Columbia and continue throughout the entire contiguous United States, with a stop in Toronto, ON as well. The 34-show run will present the celebrated singer-songwriter in intimate settings with solo acoustic performances. His acclaimed New West Records debut Kids In The Street saw praise as Earle’s best work yet from NPR Music, Rolling Stone, UPROXX, Associated Press, and more. Exclaim! commented, "Kids in the Street puts the focus squarely on the distance this talented kid has traveled down the bumpy street that is Americana," with Texas Music Magazine adding, “There will be very few albums this year as fine." The 12-song set was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at his ARC Studios, and is the first time in his decade-long recording career that Earle has worked with an outside producer. Following his companion albums Single Mothers (2014) and Absent Fathers (2015), the deeply soulful set is both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting, and sees the new father embracing sobriety and family life with an enthusiastic outlook into the future.
Please see below for full tour details. Tickets for all shows are available for purchase today HERE.
Earle’s fierce fidelity to his creative muse has been a consistent thread throughout his young life. The son of country-rock iconoclast Steve Earle quickly came into his own as a songwriter and performer, displaying a natural talent for deeply revealing lyrics that reflected his often-harsh life experiences, and a musical approach that effortlessly integrated elements of blues, folk, and country. “Life has changed a lot for me in the last few years. There’s definitely an uplifting aspect to this record in a lot of ways, because I’m feeling pretty positive.” Earle reflects. “When I wrote songs in the past, I was looking in on what I was feeling, but this record’s more about looking outward on what’s happening, and writing about subjects like gentrification and inner city strife. This record also has more of a soul influence to it, and it’s got a deeper connection to the blues than anything I’ve done before.” Much of that soul influence and uplifting hopefulness is displayed on the album single, “Maybe A Moment,” of which Billboard Magazine premiered the Alicia J. Rose-directed music video alongside an in-depth interview with Earle about his inspiration for the song and record. The video can be viewed/shared HERE.
Justin Townes Earle on Tour: May 6 – Salt Spring Island, BC @ Pitchfork Social May 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room May 9 – Fort Collins, CO @ Washington’s May 10 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre May 11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room May 12 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club May 14 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers May 15 – Evanston, IL @ Space May 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ The HI-FI May 17 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Café May 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom May 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall May 20 – Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre @ The Egg May 21 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair May 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live May 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg May 25 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts May 26 – Hamden, CT @ The Space Ballroom May 27 – Amagansett, NY @ The Stephen Talkhouse May 29 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere Music Hall May 30 – Raleigh, NY @ Stag’s Head Music Hall May 31 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre June 1 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle June 2 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners June 4 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre June 5 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live June 6 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater June 7 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater June 8 – Roswell, NM @ The Liberty June 10 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah June 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour June 13 – Berkeley, CA @ Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse June 15 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater June 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile