TYLER CHILDERS CONFIRMS 2018 TOUR DATES

TICKETS ON-SALE THIS FRIDAY

PURGATORY
DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS CHART, PRODUCED BY STURGILL SIMPSON AND DAVID FERGUSON

“REMARKABLE OFFICIAL DEBUT” –NPR Music

“…UNTOUCHABLE, RAGGED KENTUCKY SOUL.” –Rolling Stone

Due to popular demand, Tyler Childers will return to select U.S. cities in early 2018. The newly confirmed dates extend Childers’ sold-out fall/winter tour and include stops at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, Philadelphia’s World Café Live, D.C.’s Rock & Roll Hotel, Boston’s The Sinclair and Pittsburgh’s The Club at Stage AE. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, November 10. See below for full details.

The performances celebrate Childers’ acclaimed new album, Purgatory, which recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart with over 6,000 equivalent albums sold. The album also landed at #17 on the Country Albums chart and #4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Out now on Hickman Holler Records via Thirty Tigers (purchase here), the 10-song album was recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe studio and was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson. Watch Childers perform the album track, “Whitehouse Road,” HERE.

Recent critical acclaim for Purgatory

“The intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut.” —NPR Music

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

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

“…a stirring collection anchored by Childers’ one-of-a-kind voice that’s as crisp as a child's but breaks with the pain and knowledge of a weathered man.” —Rolling Stone

“…Tyler Childers vividly sketches scenes inspired by his upbringing in rural Kentucky.” —Washington Post

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

Purgatory is decidedly old-school with spacious arrangements built on mournful fiddles, jagged acoustic guitars and stripped-down drum kit.”—Billboard

“…a gorgeous ode to Appalachia…”—Entertainment Weekly

“…an exquisite 10 song selection...” —Lexington Herald Leader

“…one of the most authentic and original albums of the year.” —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 Magazine

“It’s an album that feels lived-in, filled with songs etched from hard-earned experiences with music to match.” —AllMusic


In addition to 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.”

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

PURGATORY TRACK LIST
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


TYLER CHILDERS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*with JJ Grey & Mofro

November 7 /// Des Moines, IA /// Vaudeville Mews
November 8 /// Lawrence, KS /// Bottleneck
November 9 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)
November 10 /// St. Louis, MO /// Duck Room at Blueberry Hill (SOLD-OUT)
November 11 /// Louisville, KY /// Zanzabar (SOLD-OUT)
November 25 /// Prestonburg, KY /// Mountain Arts Center (SOLD-OUT)
November 30 /// Newport, KY /// Southgate House Revival (SOLD-OUT)
December 1 /// Newport, KY /// Southgate House Revival (SOLD-OUT)
December 2 /// Huntington, WV /// The V Club (SOLD-OUT)
December 3 /// Huntington, WV /// The V Club (SOLD-OUT)
December 7 /// Atlanta, GA /// The Earl (SOLD-OUT)
December 8 /// Asheville, NC /// The Grey Eagle (SOLD-OUT)
December 9 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement East (SOLD-OUT)
December 28 /// Macon, GA /// Cox Capitol Theatre*
December 29 /// North Myrtle Beach, SC /// House of Blues Myrtle Beach*
December 30 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre*
December 31 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Fillmore*
January 18 /// Oslo, Norway /// John Dee
January 22 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Prinzenbar
January 23 /// Berlin, Germany /// Privatclub
January 25 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Het Zonnehuis
January 29 /// Brighton, U.K. /// Komedia Studio
January 30 /// London, U.K. /// London Omeara
February 1 /// Manchester, U.K. /// Jimmy’s NQ
February 20 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Music Hall of Williamsburg (ON-SALE 11/10)
February 22 /// Uncasville, CT /// Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun (FREE SHOW)
February 23 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair (ON-SALE 11/10)
February 24 /// South Burlington, VT /// Showcase Lounge (ON-SALE 11/10)
February 27 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Café Live (ON-SALE 11/10)
March 1 /// Washington, DC /// Rock & Roll Hotel (ON-SALE 11/10)
March 2 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// The Club at Stage AE (ON-SALE 11/10)
March 3 /// Ferndale, MI /// Magic Bag (ON-SALE 11/10)
March 4 /// Toronto, ON /// The Horseshoe Tavern (ON-SALE 11/10)

April 28 /// Indio, CA /// Stagecoach Festival