Blurring the lines between folk-rock and country, Steve Earle will hit the road this summer to “Townes,” a tribute to late musician Townes Van Zandt. Earle’s trek will visit more than 30 across the U.S. and Canada beginning with a May 28 kick-off at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH.

Earle has solo concerts and festival appearances booked through a July 25 set at the 37th annual RockyGrass festival in Lyons, CO. Other stops on the performer’s calendar include a June 9 show at The National in Richmond, VA, a June 19 concert at Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX, and a June 25 gig at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL.

The summer itinerary includes four engagements in Canada: June 9 at Le National in Montreal, QC; July 10 at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest in Ottawa, ON; July 11 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; and July 18-19 at Blues Fest International in Windsor, ON.

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The alternative country musician is touring behind his May 12 release, “Townes,” comprised entirely of Van Zandt covers. “This may be one of the best records I’ve ever made,” Earle said in a statement about the record, which earned him the highest chart position of his career with a No. 19 debut on the Billboard 200.

The album features a guest appearance from acclaimed rock guitarist Tom Morello, as well as guest spots by Earle’s wife, singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, and his eldest son, Justin Townes Earle, who was named after Van Zandt.

Earle made his record debut in 1986 with “Guitar Town,” which topped the nation’s country chart and hit the Billboard 200 at No. 89. Since then, Earle has released a dozen solo studio albums, as well as more than a dozen compilation and live albums.

After completing his summer trek, Earle is set to open a couple concerts for fellow singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. Those supporting stints are booked for August 1 at CMAC in Canandaigua, NY, and August 2 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.

Steve Earle itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 28 Portsmouth, NH The Music Hall
May 29 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
May 30 Albany, NY Swyer Theatre at The Egg
June 2 South Orange, NJ South Orange Performing Arts Center
June 4 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theatre
June 5 Vienna, VA Filene Center at Wolf Trap
June 6 Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theater
June 7 Princeton, WV The Chuck Mathena Center
June 9 Richmond, VA The National
June 10 Carrboro, NC The ArtsCenter
June 12 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Botanical Garden
June 13 Savannah, GA AASU Fine Arts Auditorium
June 14 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
June 16 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
June 18 Conroe, TX Crighton Theatre
June 19 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
June 20 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater On The Horseshoe
June 21 Dallas, TX Lakewood Theater
June 24 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
June 25 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
June 26 Bloomington, IN Buskirk-Chumley Theater
June 27 Cincinnati, OH Memorial Hall
July 8 Burlington, VT Burlington International Waterfront Festival
July 9 Montreal, QC Le National
July 10 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
July 11 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
July 15 State College, PA State Theatre
July 17 South Park, PA South Park Amphitheater
July 18 – 19 Windsor, ON Blues Fest International
July 22 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua
July 23 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
July 25 Lyons, CO RockyGrass
August 1 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC) *
August 2 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center *
September 6 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

* with Jackson Browne

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