By Matt Wickstrom
LEXINGTON and LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two of the hottest artists in Kentucky music – Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers – today officially announced their joint “A Good Look’n Tour” 2020 that will see the dynamic, trailblazing duo traverse the country and Kentucky with shows at Rupp Arena in Lexington on Feb. 28 and the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on May 24.
Both artists have recently put out new albums that have received widespread acclaim with Childers dropping his sophomore studio effort Country Squire in August and Simpson releasing his dystopian concept album and Netflix anime special “SOUND & FURY” in late September.
The tour was first teased on Sept. 30 during an appearance by Simpson and his band on the Joe Rogan Podcast.
Ahead of the “A Good Look’n Tour” dates, Childers will continue his sold-out “Country Squire Run” headline tour this year with upcoming stops at New York’s Brooklyn Steel (two nights), Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, Atlanta’s Tabernacle (two nights) and Boston’s House of Blues among several others. Additionally, he will perform three shows at Pikeville, Ky.’s Appalachian Wireless Arena on Dec. 27, Dec. 28 and Dec. 31 and will make his headline debut at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium with four special sold-out shows next year on Feb. 6, Feb. 7, Feb. 15 and Feb. 16.
These performances add to a landmark year for Childers, whose critically acclaimed new album Country Squire debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with over 32,000 equivalent units sold. Released on Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records, the album was produced by Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville.
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