Leon Bridges has announced a fall run of headlining concert dates around North America in support of his upcoming sophomore album, Good Thing. The announcement on Thursday afternoon follows the arrival of the album’s first two singles late last week with “Bad Bad News” and “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand.” While Good Thing is scheduled for release on May 4 via Columbia Records, Bridges’ end-of-summer trek actually starts on June 9 with somewhat of a hometown show The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.
The 29-date tour will see the smooth singer and guitarist hitting the road to perform for some of the most well-known concert venues around the U.S. and Canada, including Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Aug. 9), southern California’s Santa Barbara Bowl (Sept. 12) and two nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to close out the run on Oct. 5-6. Bridges will be joined throughout the tour by a pretty impressive lineup of support acts, including “The Late Show” bandleader and showman extraordinaire Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Chillhouse singer Masego and fellow Texans in psychedelia rockers Khruangbin, who'll be heading out on their own North American headlining trek this spring.
The soulful R&B and bluesy-pop singer has been one of the brighter arrivals onto the commercial scene since his Grammy-nominated debut Coming Home album arrived back in 2015. More recently, Bridges also teamed up with tourmate Jon Batiste and fellow Texas rocker Gary Clark Jr. for a powerful cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio,” an anti-war anthem originally penned just days after the Kent State shooting back in 1970. The 2017 recording came together as part of the promotional campaign for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary about the Vietnam War era in America.
Tickets in most shows on the upcoming fall tour will go on sale starting next Friday, March 30, with every online purchase also including a CD copy of Good Thing. Fans can click here for tickets to select shows in addition to more information on the talented Mr. Bridges.
Leon Bridges 2018 Tour Dates:
June 9 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
Aug. 9 - Morrison, CO - Red Rock Amphitheatre ++ (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 27 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater +
Aug. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre +
Aug. 29 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater +
Aug. 31 - New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Amphitheatre +
Sept. 1 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater +
Sept. 2 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater +
Sept. 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre +
Sept. 5 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre +
Sept. 7 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre +
Sept. 8 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl Concert Theater +
Sept. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre #
Sept. 12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl # (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 14 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater #
Sept. 15 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield #
Sept. 16 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Amphitheater #
Sept. 18 - Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company #
Sept. 20 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #
Sept. 23 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion #
Sept. 24 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom #
Sept. 25 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre #
Sept. 27 - Toronto, ON - RBC Echo Beach #
Sept. 28 - Montreal, QC - Place des Arts #
Sept. 30 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Oct. 3 - Washington, DC - The Anthem #
Oct. 4 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena # (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 5 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall # (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 6 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall # (Click here for tickets)
*w/Jon Batiste and Stay Human
++ w/Masego and Khruangbin
+ w/Masego only
# w/Khruangbin only
Time to bring these songs to life.— Leon Bridges (@leonbridges) March 22, 2018
Good Thing Tour@JonBatiste, @Khruangbin, and @UncleSego will be joining me.
Presale tickets and VIP packages start tomorrow* at 10am local with code GOODTHING.
Each online ticket purchase also includes a CD of Good Thinghttps://t.co/50isDq7T7L pic.twitter.com/qkug8GfZn7