TOMMY EMMANUEL Announces Additional Tour Dates with Jerry Douglas

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Submitted by -MSO Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:05 am

Esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer TOMMY EMMANUEL has announced additional dates for this fall's "Tommy Emmanuel with Very Special Guest Jerry Douglas" tour. The trek will kick off November 29 at the Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts in Salina, Kansas and run through December 19 with new stops added in Boulder, Seattle, Portland, Beverly Hills, Albuquerque and Dallas. Masters of their craft, TOMMY EMMANUEL and JERRY DOUGLAS are sure to bring their acclaimed fretboard fire and charm as only these two talented musicians can. Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale this Friday, July 20 (see full itinerary below). Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Click here to watch EMMANUEL and DOUGLAS performing "An Old Fashioned Love Song" at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC this past April.

Both artists recently released new studio albums which garnered an abundance of critical praise. EMMANUEL released Accomplice One (January 19 via CGP Sounds and distributed by Thirty Tigers), which features duets with artists such as Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Amanda Shires, and others including Jerry Douglas on "Purple Haze." Rolling Stone's Luke Levenson noted the album, "unites the talents of Emmanuel with those dream guests...for an engaging set of originals and innovative covers"(1/19/18). Elsewhere,Jeff Tamarkin of Relix raved, "this new set allows Emmanuel to display his virtuosity and range more fully over 16 tracks of intimate collaborations" (2/15/18).

DOUGLAS, the 14-time Grammy Award-winner, released his WHAT IF album (August, 2017) via Rounder Records, earning accolades from Rolling Stone, which said, "even after 14 Grammys, Jerry Douglas is still exploring unlikely musical pairings, as evidenced by the soul-and bluegrass-melding rendition of 'Hey Joe...' (8/4/17). American Songwriter backed up the sentiment with Hal Horowitz boasting, "What If is a new beginning...it's a freewheeling, musically sprawling set, perhaps more jazz and rock oriented than most would expect. Douglas writes most of the material yet works up innovative, substantially rearranged versions of 'Hey Joe,' best known by Hendrix's cover but here given a caffeinated backwoods workup, and Tom Waits' '2:19.' The album's centerpiece is its title track, a pensive progressive jazz/bluegrass fusion instrumental that allows the members to stretch out and shows both their creativity and talent" (8/16/18).

Paired for the stage this fall, these two musical icons are prepared to give fans over two hours of high-spirited and precision-crafted roots music. See all tour dates below.

 Catch Tommy Emmanuel and special guest Jerry Douglas on tour:

DATE

VENUE

CITY/STATE

Thu, 11/29

Steifel Theatre for Performing Arts

Salina, KS

*Fri, 11/30

Mackey Auditorium

Boulder, CO

Sat, 12/1

The Commonwealth

Salt Lake City, UT

Sun, 12/2

Egyptian Theatre

Boise, ID

Mon, 12/3

Bing Cosby Theatre

Spokane, WA

*Wed, 12/5

Moore Theatre

Seattle, WA

*Thu, 12/6

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

*Fri, 12/7

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

Sat, 12/8

Rogue Theatre

Grants Pass, OR

Mon, 12/10

Tower Theatre

Bend, OR

Wed, 12/12

Cascade Theatre

Redding, CA

Thu, 12/13

Fremont Theatre

San Luis Obispo, CA

*Fri, 12/14

Saban Theatre

Beverly Hills, CA

Sat, 12/15

Railroad at Boulder Hall

Las Vegas, NV

Sun, 12/16

Fox Theatre

Tucson, AZ

*Mon, 12/17

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

Albuquerque, NM

*Wed, 12/19

Majestic Theatre

Dallas, TX

(*) = newly added date