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Nikki Lane Plots Highway Queen Tour

Jonathan Tyler, Brent Cobb and Robert Ellis will appear on select dates of the trek, which is presented in association with the Stagecoach Festival

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Nikki Lane will launch her Highway Queen Tour in February.

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What else is the Highway Queen to do but hit the highway? Nikki Lane, on the heels of announcing her third album Highway Queen, will help take April’s Stagecoach Festival from Indio, California to cities across the country with her Stagecoach Spotlight Nikki Lane Highway Queen Tour, which was announced yesterday. Kicking off on February 22nd in Birmingham, Alabama – just a few days after the release of her LP – Lane will be joined by Jonathan Tyler (who co-produced the record), Brent Cobb and Robert Ellis in select cities.

“For this [record], I sat and made sure it was exactly how my brain wanted it to be. And it was fun, because he let me be me,” Lane tells Rolling Stone Country about her creative partnership with Tyler on Highway Queen.” I got to really put in my opinion, and he’s good even if he’s just sitting there quiet, absorbing information. He’s really just breaking it down and then he finally comes in with something from the bird’s eye view.”

Highway Queen, which will be released on February 17th via New West, is a 10-track proclamation to the court of outlaw country: an amalgam of gritty twang, dirty blues and a whip-smart taste for dangerously delightful melody, it carries the torch of rebels like Wanda Jackson and Johnny Cash without trying to reclaim a bygone era. Like the title track (which recently premiered on Rolling Stone Country) declares, it’s always better to stay moving.

Passes are on sale now for the Stagecoach Festival, which takes place April 28th through the 30th and features a lineup that spans the entire country/Americana genres, from Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Maren Morris to John Moreland, Dan Layus and Aaron Lee Tasjan as well as Lane, Tyler, Cobb and Ellis. 

Here are Nikki Lane’s Highway Queen tour dates:

  • February 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
  • February 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
  • February 24 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
  • February 25 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
  • February 26 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
  • February 27 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
  • February 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts Blackbox
  • March 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • March 3 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
  • March 4 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
  • March 5 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
  • March 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
  • March 8 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
  • March 9 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
  • March 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
  • March 11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
  • March 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
  • March 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
  • March 17 – Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station
  • March 18 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
  • March 20 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
  • March 21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
  • March 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall San Francisco
  • March 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
  • March 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
  • March 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • March 27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
  • April 29 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach Festival

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