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Songwriter Ruston Kelly Announces 2019 Headlining Tour

Singer will play Austin, Nashville in support of his new album ‘Dying Star’

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Ruston Kelly will launch a 2019 headlining tour in support of his album 'Dying Star.'

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With its vulnerable lyricism and stark production, Ruston Kelly’s debut album Dying Star is proving to be one of the most magnetic releases of the year. The songwriter is currently on the road in support of the record, playing two sold-out shows in Los Angeles this week before hitting the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and, as his final trek of 2018, the U.K.

But Kelly isn’t taking much of a break: in 2019 he’ll launch a headlining tour in Texas that winds its way to a conclusion in Nashville. Support acts have yet to be announced, but his 2018 U.S. dates feature songwriter Katie Pruitt. The Wandering Hearts — a co-ed Americana group from London — join him in the U.K. Kelly told Rolling Stone earlier this year that he feels a strong connection with women artists.

“I’ve always, always, always gotten along better creatively with the feminine spirit,” he says. “I think it’s been proven time and time again that the quality songs, the substantial songs that have value, in my opinion, always come from women.”

Kelly, who married fellow songwriter Kacey Musgraves last year, collaborated on the Johnny Cash-inspired album Forever Words earlier this spring.

Here are Kelly’s upcoming tour dates:
November 6 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café* (SOLD OUT)
November 7 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café* (SOLD OUT)
November 8 — San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon* (SOLD OUT)
November 10 — Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar* (SOLD OUT)
November 11 — Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern* (SOLD OUT)
November 14 — Denver, CO @ Globe Hall*
November 16 — Lincoln, NE @ The Rye Room*
November 17 — Davenport, IA@ GAS Fest
November 18 — St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
November 21 — Bath, U.K. @ Komedia**
November 22 — Brighton, U.K. @Patterns**
November 24 — Exeter, U.K. @ The Phoenix**
November 26 — Norwich, U.K. @ Norwich Arts Centre**
November 27 — Ramsgate, U.K. @ Ramsgate Music Hall**
November 28 — London, U.K. @ Islington Assembly Hall**
November 30 — Cardiff, U.K. @ The Globe**
December 1 — Liverpool, U.K. @ Arts Club Upstairs**
December 3 — Newcastle, U.K. @ The Riverside**
December 4 — Edinburgh, U.K. @ The Caves** (SOLD OUT)
December 5 — Birmingham, U.K. @ Institute2**
January 24 — Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
January 25 — Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock @ House of Blues
January 26 — Austin, TX @ Antone’s
January 27 — Oklahoma City, OK@ 89th Street Collective
January 30 — Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
February 1 — Indianapolis, IN  @ Hi Fi
February 2 — Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
*with support from Katie Pruitt
**with The Wandering Hearts

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