Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Tyler Childers will embark on an extensive, nationwide tour this fall with headline performances in his largest rooms and venues to date. Stops include Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Bowl, Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, San Francisco’s The Fillmore and L.A.’s The Troubadour among several others. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, June 8 at 10:00am local time. See below for complete details.  

These shows celebrate a breakthrough year for Childers, which saw the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, Purgatory. The record—produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson—landed on multiple “Best of 2017” lists including Rolling Stone, Vice’s Noisey, Wide Open Country and NPR Music, who praised, “The intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut.” Additionally, Childers is nominated for “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and also made his Grand Ole Opry debut earlier this spring. 


Recent critical acclaim for Purgatory…

 “…fully-formed, vivid portrait of Saturday night excess and Sunday morning reality in 21st century Appalachia.”—Rolling Stone


“Childers has a wounded drawl and a pen that elevates tropes…into
Pulitzer-worthy poetry.”—The Washington Post 


“Sturgill Simpson produced 26-year-old Tyler Childers’s Purgatory, and it’s easily one of the year’s best country LPs.”—The FADER


“Purgatory immediately places Childers in the conversation with the top tier of artists reviving classic country sounds for a new generation.”—Noisey


 “…one of the finest releases of the year and an impressive introduction to a talented newcomer with striking lyrical and musical talent.”—American Songwriter


“Tyler Childers’ brilliant Purgatory is a tribute to his Kentucky homeland and its people. With the tender ‘Feathered Indians’ and the meditative ‘Universal Sound,’ Childers—at just 26—has proven himself to be one of the finest voices and songwriters
working today.”—Wide Open Country


“Purgatory has definitely established itself as the front runner for country album of the year and put Childers on the list of young artists looking to change the way people talk about
country music…”—Glide


“The album that emerged under Simpson’s production will slap you silly, what with Childers’ incredibly clever lyrics and the perfect instrumental backing
they get here…”—The Bitter Southerner


Along with Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew’s harp) among others. 


Of the album, the Lawrence Country, KY native comments, “I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me. I think we both wanted to make an album for east KY, and I reckon that’s what we did. It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful.”

Photo credit: David McClister 


1. I Swear (To God)

2. Feathered Indians

3. Tattoos

4. Born Again

5. Whitehouse Road

6. Banded Clovis

7. Purgatory

8. Honky Tonk Flame

9. Universal Sound

10. Lady May


June 6—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre (SOLD-OUT)

June 7—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel (SOLD-OUT)

June 8—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

June 9—Cincinnati, OH—The Taft Theater*

June 15—Lacygne, KS—Tumbleweed Music Festival

June 16—Eau Claire, WI—Blue Ox Music Festival

June 22—Hamilton, OH—Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival

June 23—Ashland, KY—Paramount Arts Center (SOLD-OUT)

June 28—Louisville, KY—A Grassroots Fundraiser for Johnny Boone (SOLD-OUT)

June 29—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)

June 30—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)

July 11—Vail, CO—Vail Summer Bluegrass Series

July 14—Telluride, CO—The Ride Festival

July 18—Dallas, TX—Canton Hall (SOLD-OUT)

July 19—Austin, TX—Historic Scoot Inn (SOLD-OUT)

July 20—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall

July 21—Helotes, TX—John T. Floore Country Store

July 26—Floyd, VA—Floydfest

July 27—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival

July 29—Asbury Park, NJ—Asbury Lanes

August 2—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza

August 2—Chicago, IL—Schubas (Lollapalooza Official Aftershow)

August 3-4—Saint Charles, IA—Hinterland Music Festival  

August 10-12—San Francisco, CA—Outside Lands

August 16—Louisville, KY—Headliners Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)

August 17—Louisville, KY—Headliners Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)

August 18—Beaver Dam, KY—Beaver Dam Amphitheater

August 27—Goteborg, Sweden—Pustervik

August 30-September 2—Vlieland, Netherlands—Into the Great Wide Open

September 4—London, UK—Dingwalls

September 28-30—Roseland, VA—Devils Backbone Hoopla

October 10—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl 

October 12—Boston, MA—Royale

October 13—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer 

October 15—Washington, DC—9:30 Club 

October 19—Toronto, Canada—Danforth Music Hall 

October 20—Detroit, MI—Majestic Theatre 

October 24—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre 

October 26—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theater 

October 27—Iowa City, IA—The Blue Moose 

October 29—Billings, MT—Pub Station Ballroom 

October 30—Missoula, MT—Top Hat 

November 1—Vancouver, Canada—Imperial 

November 3—Seattle, WA—Neptune Theatre 

November 4—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory Concert House 

November 5—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom 

November 7—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore 

November 8—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour 

November 10—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre 

November 14—St. Louis, MO—Delmar Hall 

November 16—Hickory, NC—Music in the Mill

BOLD on-sale this Friday, June 8 at 10am local time

*supporting John Prine

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