Nikki Lane Confirms Headline Tour, New Album ‘Denim & Diamonds’ Out September 23


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Today, Nashville vocalist and songwriter Nikki Lane confirms fall and winter headlining tour dates around her forthcoming album, Denim & Diamonds, out September 23 via New West Records—see full routing below and pre-order the album here. Tickets for Lane’s headline tour will be available beginning Friday, July 29—more info here.

Lane has shared two offerings from Denim & Diamonds—“Black Widow” and “First High,” praised by Rolling Stone as “an amped-up ode to chasing that reckless feeling of youthful excitement…propelled by a muscular backbeat and driving bass.”

Denim & Diamonds was born out of a moment of careful consideration in Lane’s career—when several years of touring behind her last album came to an end and the early days of the pandemic forced everyone inside, Lane knew it was time to find inspiration somewhere new. Lane enlisted Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme to help her bring Denim & Diamonds to life, with whom she assembled a studio band of big-budget talent consisting of his Queens of the Stone Age collaborators Alain Johannes on guitar, Dean Fertita on organ and Michael Shuman on bass, as well as drummers Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys and Carla Azar of Autolux. With Homme’s help, Lane transformed the seeds of ideas she had for years into an album that nods to her wide-ranging influences, from the psychedelia of The 13th Floor Elevators to traditional country stalwarts like Loretta Lynn. Denim & Diamonds was a chance for Lane to take stock of her first decade as a songwriter as she traces her origin story from her religious youth in South Carolina to Nashville Rebel.

Raised as a Baptist in Greenville, South Carolina, Lane discovered music as an outlet for creative expression at an early age, dropping out of school at 17 to move to Los Angeles, then New York, and then Nashville to launch her songwriting career. She has released three albums—her 2011 debut Walk of Shame, 2014’s All or Nothin’ and Highway Queen from 2017. Aside from steadily releasing new music of her own and touring the world, she was featured on “Breaking Up Slowly” on Lana Del Rey’s 2021 album Chemtrails Over the Country Club and contributed to Spiritualized’s Everything Was Beautiful.

August 3 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
August 19 Charlotte, NC QC Jam Session Festival
September 2 Weston, CO Caveman Music Festival
September 11 Pelham, TN The Caverns*
September 24 Lincoln, NE Lincoln Calling Festival
September 25 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge
September 27 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
September 28 Memphis, TN 1884 Lounge
September 29 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
September 30 La Cygne, KS Firewater Festival
October 2 Indianapolis, IN HI-FI Annex
October 3 Lexington, KY The Burl
October 4 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
October 5 Bristol, TN Paramount Center for the Arts
October 6 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
October 8 North Charleston, SC Riverfront Revival Music Festival
October 9 Atlanta, GA The Earl
October 15 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater†
October 19 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre
October 20 Houston, TX Last Concert Café
October 21 Austin, TX The White Horse
October 22 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Amphitheater‡
October 23 Dallas, TX Studio at The Factory
October 26 Oklahoma City, OK Beer City Music Hall
October 27 Lubbock, TX The Blue Light Live
October 28 Albuquerque, NM Revel Entertainment Center†
October 29 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre†
November 5 Spicewood, TX Lucktoberfest
November 29 Asheville, NC The Gray Eagle
November 30 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center
December 1 Washington, D.C. The Black Cat
December 2 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
December 3 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music Hall
December 4 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
December 6 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
December 8 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Café and Music Hall
December 9 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
December 10 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
December 11 Newport, KY The Southgate House Revival
December 12 Detroit, MI El Club
December 14 Evanston, IL SPACE
December 15 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
December 16 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
December 17 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
December 18 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
New date
* with Spiritualized
† with Midland
‡ with Turnpike Troubadours