Tyler Childers to headline several upcoming festivals including Boston Calling, Bourbon & Beyond, Country Calling and first-ever Whizzbangers Ball

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, and musician Tyler Childers will headline several major festivals this year. These include Boston Calling (May 25), Cavendish Beach Music Festival (July 6), Rock The Park (July 11), Ottawa Bluesfest (July 12), Bourbon & Beyond (September 22), and Country Calling Festival (October 5).

Childers will also headline the first-ever Whizzbangers Ball, taking place June 14-15 at Glen Jean, WV’s The Summit Bechtel Reserve. The event will feature Childers alongside fellow WhizzbangBAM artists Abby Hamilton, Arlo McKinley, Brad Goodall, Wayne Graham, Jeremy Short, William Matheny, Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle, and John R. Miller among many others. Tickets are on sale now, and full details can be found here.

The upcoming festivals are some of the only remaining opportunities to see Childers perform this year, as nearly all the dates on his extensive “Mule Pull ‘24 Tour” are sold out. The headline tour kicked off earlier this spring with shows at Inglewood’s Kia Forum, Austin’s Moody Center, Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena, and two nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The Tennessean praised the performances, describing them as "a powerfully emotional performance…[Childers] emerged in Nashville as a confident arena superstar." Additional 2024 stops include New York’s Madison Square Garden (two nights), Chicago’s United Center, Boulder’s Folsom Field, and Washington State’s Gorge Amphitheatre among many others. See below for the complete itinerary.

The tour celebrates Childers’ acclaimed new album, Rustin’ In The Rain, which was released this past fall via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. The album debuted at #10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with 38,500 equivalent units sold—a career-high sales week for Childers.

The record features seven tracks, including the 2x GRAMMY and ACM-nominated single, “In Your Love,” which debuted alongside an official music video last summer. Since then, it has broken into the top 35 on the Mediabase Country chart, garnered over 10 million video views, 165 million on-demand streams, and received praise from outlets such as NPR Music, Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Advocate, and Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone declares it as “the music video of compassion and caring we need right now,” while USA Today calls the video “a much-needed portrait of inclusivity,” and Paste proclaims, “Childers is the most essential mainstream country musician working right now.” You can watch and share the video, written and creatively directed by Silas House, and starring Colton Haynes and James Scully here.

Recorded at Dragline Studios, Rustin’ In The Rain was produced by Childers and his longtime band, The Food Stamps—James Barker (pedal steel), Craig Burletic (bass), CJ Cain (guitar), Rodney Elkins (drums), Chase Lewis (keyboards), and Jesse Wells (guitar, fiddle).

The new record follows 2022’s triple album, Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?, which featured eight songs presented in three distinct sonic perspectives—Hallelujah, Jubilee, and Joyful Noise. Released to widespread acclaim, Esquire praised it by saying, “Who’s doing it better than Childers in roots music these days? No one,” while the Associated Press declared it as “fearless exuberance…one of country music’s most compelling and unpredictable artists,” and NPR Music asserted, “eight songs so good he had to record them thrice.” Before Hounds, Childers released 2020’s Grammy-nominated surprise album, Long Violent History, which NPR Music called an “explicit and remarkable stand in solidarity.” His two previous releases, 2019’s #1 Country Squire as well 2017’s RIAA Platinum debut, Purgatory, were released to overwhelming critical and commercial acclaim. In the years since his debut, Childers has earned seven Grammy nominations and has been featured on “CBS This Morning,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”


    Rustin’ In the Rain
    Phone Calls and E-mails
    Luke 2:8-10
    Help Me Make It Through the Night
    Percheron Mules
    In Your Love
    Space and Time


    May 25—Boston, MA—Boston Calling
    May 27—Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena‡ (SOLD OUT)
    May 29—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden^ (SOLD OUT)
    May 30—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden^ (SOLD OUT)
    June 2—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater+ (SOLD OUT)
    June 3—Orlando, FL—Camping World Stadium*
    June 5—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre+ (SOLD OUT)
    June 7—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+ (SOLD OUT)
    June 8—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre+ (SOLD OUT)
    June 11—Clarkston, MI—Pine Knob Music Theatre† (SOLD OUT)
    June 13—Chicago, IL—United Center# (SOLD OUT)
    June 14-15—Glen Jean, WV—Whizzbangers Ball
    June 27—Noblesville, IN—Ruoff Music Center~ (SOLD OUT)
    June 28—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater~ (SOLD OUT)
    June 30—Burgettstown, PA—The Pavilion at Star Lake~ (SOLD OUT)
    July 3—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center** (SOLD OUT)
    July 5—Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater** (SOLD OUT)
    July 6—Cavendish, Prince Edward Island—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
    July 9—Toronto, Ontario—Budweiser Stage** (SOLD OUT)
    July 11—London, Ontario—Rock the Park Festival
    July 12—Ottawa, Ontario—Ottawa Bluesfest
    August 6—Calgary, Alberta—Scotiabank Saddledome‡ (SOLD OUT)
    August 8—Vancouver, British Columbia—Rogers Arena‡ (SOLD OUT)
    August 10—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
    August 11—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater‡‡ (SOLD OUT)
    August 14—Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre^^ (SOLD OUT)
    August 17—Boulder, CO—Folsom Field++
    August 20—West Valley City, UT—USANA Amphitheatre†† (SOLD OUT)
    August 21—Nampa, ID—Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater†† (SOLD OUT)
    August 23—George, WA—Gorge Amphitheatre## (SOLD OUT)
    August 24—Missoula, MT—Washington-Grizzly Stadium~~ (SOLD OUT)
    September 22—Louisville, KY—Bourbon & Beyond
    October 5—Ocean City, MD—Country Calling Festival

‡with special guest Allison Russell
^with special guest Sylvan Esso
+with special guests Valerie June and Willi Carlisle
†with special guest S.G. Goodman and Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle
#with special guest S.G. Goodman
~with special guests S.G. Goodman and Adeem The Artist
*supporting The Rolling Stones
**with special guests S.G. Goodman and Wayne Graham
‡‡with special guest Allison Russell and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression
^^with special guest Shakey Graves and Joslyn & The Sweet Compression
++with special guests Shakey Graves and Laid Back Country Picker
††with special guests Shakey Graves and Bella White
##with special guest Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Joy Oladokun, and Bella White
~~with special guests Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Joy Oladokun