While their 2016 touring schedule winds to a close, the SteelDrivers are already looking ahead to 2017, announcing a small run of American dates that will take the Nashville-based bluegrass band from New England to the Southeast.
The Long Way Down Tour kicks off January 13th in Glasgow, Kentucky, roughly two hours away from the birthplace of the band’s original singer, Chris Stapleton. Now comprising bandmates Tammy Rogers, Mike Fleming, Brent Truitt, Richard Bailey and frontman Gary Nichols, the group will perform nearly a dozen shows throughout the winter and early spring, including a New York City performance at the Schimmel Center and a pair of hometown gigs at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley venue.
The SteelDrivers’ 2017 tour will help finish off the long touring cycle in support of 2015’s The Muscle Shoals Recordings, which topped the Billboard Bluegrass chart that summer and, earlier this year, took home a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Dates for the Long Way Down Tour:
- January 13 — Glasgow, KY @ Plaza Theatre
- January 14 — Winfield, AL @ TBA
- February 3 — Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
- February 4 — Newark, OH @ Midland Theatre
- February 9 — Troy, NY @ Troy Saving Bank Music Hall
- February 10 — New York, NY @ Pace University Schimmel Center
- February 25-26 — Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
- March 10 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
- March 11 — Walhalla, SC @ Walhalla Civic Center
- April 22 — York, SC @ McCelvey Center