Tyler Childers Confirms 2019 Headline Dates


Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer, Tyler Childers, will continue his extensive headline tour in 2019 with stops at Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s, Austin’s Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Houston’s Lawn at White Oak Music Hall, New Orleans’ Civic Theatre and Charleston’s Charleston Music Hall among many others.

These performances celebrate a series of breakthrough years for Childers following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, Purgatory. The record—produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson—landed on multiple “Best of 2017” lists including Rolling Stone, Vice’s Noisey, Wide Open Country and NPR Music, who praised, “The intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut.” Additionally, Childers was recently named “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards.

Recent critical acclaim for Purgatory…

“…fully-formed, vivid portrait of Saturday night excess and Sunday morning reality in 21st-century Appalachia.” —Rolling Stone

“Childers has a wounded drawl and a pen that elevates tropes… into Pulitzer-worthy poetry.”—The Washington Post

“Sturgill Simpson produced 26-year old Tyler Childers’s Purgatory, and it’s easily one of the year’s best country LPs.” —The Fader

“Purgatory immediately places Childers in the conversation with the top tier of artists reviving classic country sounds for a new generation.” —Noisey

“…one of the finest releases of the year and an impressive introduction to a talented newcomer with striking lyrical and musical talent.” —American Songwriter

“Tyler Childers’ brilliant Purgatory is a tribute to his Kentucky homeland and its people. With the tender ‘Feathered Indians’ and the meditative ‘Universal Sound,’ Childers—at just 26—has proven himself to be one of the finest voices and songwriters working today.” —Wide Open Country

“Purgatory has definitely established itself as the front runner for country album of the year and put Childers on the list of young artists looking to change the way people talk about country music…” —Glide

“…the album that emerged under Simpson’s production will slap you silly, what with Childers’ incredibly clever lyrics and the perfect instrumental backing they get here…Childers’ talent is remarkable.” —The Bitter Southerner

“With Purgatory, Childers established himself not only as one of country’s most promising young songwriters, but also as an important artistic voice from a region of the country that…has grown only more misunderstood.” —Nashville Scene

Along with Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew’s harp) among others.

Of the album, the Lawrence Country, KY native comments, “I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me. I think we both wanted to make an album for east KY, and I reckon that’s what we did. It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful.”

1. I Swear (To God)
2. Feathered Indians
3. Tattoos
4. Born Again
5. Whitehouse Road
6. Banded Clovis
7. Purgatory
8. Honky Tonk Flame
9. Universal Sounds
10. Lady May

*with John Prine
†with Willie Nelson
February 15-16 /// Playa del Carmen, Mexico /// Dave Matthew and Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya
February 17 /// Tampa, FL /// Whigfest Music & Arts Festival
February 27 /// Takapuna Beach, New Zealand /// Bruce Mason Centre*
February 28 /// Christchurch, New Zealand /// Isaac Theatre Royal*
March 2 /// Wellington, New Zealand /// TSB Bank Arena*
March 5 /// Fortitude Valley, Australia /// The Tivoli*
March 7 /// St. Kilda, Australia /// Palais Theatre*
March 9 /// Sydney, Australia /// The State Theatre*
March 25 /// Covington, KY /// Madison Theater
March 27 /// Covington, KY /// Madison Theater
March 28 /// Covington, KY /// Madison Theater
March 30 /// Peoria, IL /// Monarch Music Hall
March 31 /// Bloomington, IN /// Bluebird Nightclub
April 5 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Billy Bob’s
April 6 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 11 /// Houston, TX /// The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
April 12 /// New Braunfels, TX /// WhiteWater Amphitheater†
April 13 /// New Braunfels, TX /// WhiteWater Amphitheater†
April 16 /// Baton Rouge, LA /// Varsity Theatre
April 17 /// New Orleans, LA /// Civic Theatre
April 19 /// Mobile, AL /// Soul Kitchen
April 20 /// Columbia, SC /// The Senate
April 24 /// Charleston, SC /// Charleston Music Hall
April 26— /// Wilkesboro, NC /// MerleFest
April 28 /// Rocky Mount, VA /// Harvester Performance Center
May 3-5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 17 /// Knoxville, TN /// Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival
July 24-28 /// Floyd, VA /// FloydFest
November 11-15 /// Punta Cana, Dominican Republic /// All the Best Fest