Steve Earle & The Dukes Announce Summer Tour Dates

Article Contributed by New West Records | Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Steve Earle & The Dukes have announced additional Summer 2019 Tour Dates in support of their critically acclaimed new album GUY.  A return to New West Records, the 16-song set is comprised of songs written by one of his two primary songwriting mentors, the legendary Guy Clark.  The New Yorker called GUY “a winsome tribute” while Stereogum called the album “...a truly sublime homage.”  GUY appears ten years after his Grammy Award winning album TOWNES, his tribute to his other songwriting mentor, Townes Van Zandt. Produced by Earle and recorded by his longtime production partner Ray Kennedy, GUY features his latest, and possibly best, incarnation of his backing band The Dukes including Kelley Looney on bass, Chris Masterson on guitar, Eleanor Whitmore on fiddle & mandolin, Ricky Ray Jackson on pedal steel guitar, and Brad Pemberton on drums & percussion.

The Summer tour will feature a taping of the iconic PBS music series Austin City Limits on July 2nd.  The broadcast episode will air this fall on PBS as part of Austin City Limits’ milestone Season 45.  Steve Earle & The Dukes will also appear at the Outlaw Music Festival in Dallas, TX, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in Austin, TX, an appearance as part of the Grand Ole Opry performance at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, a two-night stand at the famed Los Angeles, CA venue The Troubadour, and end in Nashville, TN as a part of WRLT Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Summer Concert series.  Please see all dates below. 

Steve Earle is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation.  A protege of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, he quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, and countless others.  1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts. What followed was a varied array of releases including the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts...Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007), and TOWNES (2009).  A true Renaissance man, Earle has become a novelist, a film, TV, and stage actor, playwright, record producer, and radio host.  Earlier this year, he appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which he also wrote the score that The New York Times called “exquisitely subliminal.”  GUY is Steve Earle’s 19th studio album. 

GUY is available on compact disc, across digital retailers, standard black vinyl, limited edition blue vinyl available at Independent Retailers, and is also available directly via NEW WEST RECORDS.

Steve Earle & The Dukes On Tour

May 30th - Kent, OH Kent Stage

May 31st - Indianapolis, IN Egyption Room at Old National Centre 

June 1st - Franklin, OH JD Legends 

June 2nd - Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music 

June 4th - Louisville, KY The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts/Brown Theatre

June 6th - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 

June 7th - Orlando, FL Plaza Live 

June 8th - Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre 

June 9th - Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre 

June 11th - Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square 

June 13th - Manchester, TN Bonnaroo (Grand Ole Opry @ Bonnaroo)

June 14th - Rocky Mount, VA Rocky Mount Harvester 

June 15th - Cumberland, MD Tri State Wing Off 

June 16th - Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork 

June 18th - Annapolis, MD Ramshead 

June 19th - Durham, NC The Carolina Theatre 

June 20th - Hampton, VA The Vanguard

June 22nd - Tappan, NY 6th Annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival 

June 23rd - Charleston, WV Mountain Stage 

June 25th - Joliet, IL Rialto Square Theatre 

June 27th - Milwaukee, WI Summerfest 

June 29th - Owesboro, KY Romp Festival 

July 2nd - Austin, TX Austin City Limits Taping 

July 3rd - Dallas, TX Outlaw Music Festival 

July 3rd - Austin, TX Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 

July 5th - Houston, TX Heights Theater

July 6th - Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget Casino 

July 9th - Edgartown, MA Old Whaling Church 

July 11th - Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak 

July 13th - Guelph, ON Hillside Festival 

July 14th - Craven, SK Country Thunder 

July 16th - Sudbury, ON Fraser Auditorium

July 17th - North Bay, ON North Bay Capitol Centre 

July 18th - Bala, ON Kee to Bala 

July 19th - Kemptville, ON Kemptville Live 

July 20th - Hammondsport, NY The Pavilion at Point of the Bluff Vinyard 

July 28th - Fisher River, Manitoba Leigh Cochrane Memorial Visitor Center 

July 30th - Cross Lake, Manitoba Cross Lake Arena 

August 1st - Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua 

August 2nd - Minneapolis, MN Music in the Zoo 

August 3rd - Saint Michael, ND Spirit Lake Casino & Resort 

August 4th - Billings, MT Pub Station Ballroom 

August 6th - Bozeman, MT Rialto Theatre 

August 8th - Challis, ID Braun Brothers Reunion Americana Music Festival 

August 9th - Boise, ID Egyptian Theatre 

August 10th - Seattle, WA Nordstrum Recital Hall 

August 11th - Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheater w/ Lukas Nelson 

August 14th - Los Angeles, CA Troubadour 

August 15th - Los Angeles, CA Troubadour 

August 16th - Monterey, CA Golden State Theatre 

August 17th - Crystal Bay, NV Crystal Bay Club & Casino 

August 19th - Solana Beach, CA Belly Up 

August 20th - Mesa, CA Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center 

August 22nd - Denver, CO Paramount Theatre 

August 23rd - Sioux City, IA Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 

August 30th - Knoxville, TN World’s Fair Park 

August 31st - Mt. Vernon, KY Renfro Valley 

September 1st - Nashville, TN WRLT Live on the Green