Tyler Childers Extends 2018 Tour With New Summer Dates

Kentucky songwriter beefs up his schedule with headlining shows, festival gigs and supporting dates with Margo Price and John Prine

Singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has extended his 2018 tour with new summer dates. Credit: Jeff Hahne/Getty Images

Last summer, Tyler Childers was busy preparing for the August release of his critical breakthrough, Purgatory. This year, he'll spend the warmer months on the road, thanks to a newly added string of shows that stretch his touring schedule from mid-March through August.

Produced by fellow Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson, Purgatory offers its own version of modern Appalachian music, swirling coal-country bluegrass and southern storytelling into the same pot. "It's that bluegrass sound, but with a little bit more edge to it," he told Rolling Stone Country last year, months before the album's release. "It's something I'd want to listen to, sound-wise, growing up in this area.

It's also a sound that's just as potent live as on record. Kicking off with a pair of shows at this year's South by Southwest Festival, Childers' upcoming tour includes an extended run with the Stagecoach Spotlight Tour, multiple shows with John Prine, a two-night stint at the Ryman Auditorium with Margo Price and a June 8th set at Bonnaroo. Throughout the cross-country trek, he'll also share shows with artists like Lillie Mae, Lukas Nelson, Turnpike Troubadours and Charley Crockett.

Tyler Childers' tour dates are below:

March 13 – Austin, TX @ the Blind Pig
March 14 – Austin, TX @ the Hideout
March 22 – Mobile, AL @ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
March 23 – Jackson, MS @ Hal and Mal’s
March 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Hogs for the Cause
March 28 – Tallahassee, FL @ Fifth and Thomas
March 29 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Soundstage
March 30 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
March 31 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
April 7 – Helotes, TX @ John T. Floore Country Store (with Turnpike Troubadours and Charley Crockett)
April 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
April 14 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
April 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
April 18 – Boise, ID @ the Olympic
April 19 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
April 20 – Chico, CA @ El Rey Theater
April 23-24 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
April 25 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Fremont Theater
April 26 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
April 28 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach Festival
April 30 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theatre
May 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
May 4-5 – Lansing, WV @ The Burrito Bar at Breeze Hill
May 11 – Beaver Dam, KY @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater (with John Prine)
May 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University (with John Prine)
May 19-20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium (with Margo Price)
May 25-27 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 25-27 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
May 31 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
June 2 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour House
June 3 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
June 6 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
June 7 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
June 8 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 9 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft Theater (with John Prine)
June 15 – Kansas City, MO @ 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
June 29 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
July 18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
July 19 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
July 20 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
July 25-29 – Floyd, VA @ Floydfest
July 27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
August 3-4 – St. Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
August 17 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall