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Ruston Kelly Plots Headlining Brightly Burst Tour

Fall 2019 trek includes 22 new dates for Kelly, who released his debut ‘Dying Star’ in 2018

Ruston Kelly 2019 tour

Ruston Kelly has announced dates for a headlining fall 2019 tour.

Alexa King*

Singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly has announced dates for his headlining Brightly Burst Tour, which will get underway in September 2019. Kelly currently has a few European dates left before a busy festival season that includes stops at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza.

Kicking off September 18th at Songbirds South Stage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the 22 dates of the Brightly Burst Tour will have Kelly visiting Atlanta, Georgia’s Terminal West, Los Angeles’ Troubadour and then, eventually, New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Singer-songwriter Donovan Woods will support on all dates except for the October 22nd show in Toronto, Ontario.

Kelly’s acclaimed debut album Dying Star was released by Rounder Records in 2018 and chronicled a slow journey to break self-destructive patterns, even managing to find a little humor in the painful process.

“My living situation at the time was so dark and so fucked up that I had to find a way to laugh at it,” Kelly told Rolling Stone in 2018. “That takes the power out. When people suffer from depression or anxiety or any sort of pain/mental anguish combo, being able to take the power out of it through laughter is a pretty powerful tool.”

Tickets for the Brightly Burst Tour go on sale Friday, May 10th at 10 a.m. local time.

Here are the dates for Ruston Kelly’s Brightly Burst Tour:

September 18 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds South Stage
September 19 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
September 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
September 26 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
September 27 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
September 28 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
October 3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
October 4 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
October 5 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
October 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
October 8 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
October 10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
October 12 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
October 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
October 18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
October 19 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
October 20 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
October 22 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Underground
October 24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 25 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
October 26 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

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