June 18, 2018




Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Tyler Childers will extend his nationwide, headline tour this fall with several newly confirmed shows including Nashville’s Exit/In (two nights), Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse, Oklahoma City’s Tower Theater and Dallas’ The Rustic among others. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, June 22 at 10:00am local time. See below for complete details.  

These performances 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 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 (SOLD-OUT)

July 29—Asbury Park, NJ—Asbury Lanes

July 31—Piketon, OH—Pike County Fair

August 2—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza

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

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

August 7—Indianapolis, IN—Indiana State Fair

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 25-26—Tonder, South Denmark—Tonder Festival

August 27—Goteborg, Sweden—Pustervik

August 29—Groningen, Netherlands—Noorderzon Festival

August 31—Reeuwijk, Netherlands—Bruis Festival 

September 1—Vlieland, Netherlands—Into the Great Wide Open

September 2—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso

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—The Wilma  

November 1—Vancouver, Canada—Imperial

November 3—Seattle, WA—Neptune Theatre

November 4—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory Concert House

November 5—Portland, OR—McMenamins Crystal Ballroom  

November 8—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour (SOLD-OUT)

November 10—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre

November 11—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre 

November 13—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note 

November 14—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant  

November 15—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue Theatre 

November 16—Hickory, NC—Music in the Mill (SOLD-OUT)

November 30—Nashville, TN—Exit/In 

December 1—Nashville, TN—Exit/In

December 7—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse 

December 8—Florence, AL—Shoals Community Theatre 

December 11—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom 

December 15—Oklahoma City, OK—Tower Theater 

December 16—Dallas, TX—The Rustic 

BOLD on-sale this Friday, June 22 at 10am local time