Thursday, August 18, 2022

Billy Strings – The Fire On My Tongue – Live On Late Night With Seth Meyers

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GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings performed his song, “The Fire On My Tongue,” last night on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” 

GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings performed his song, “The Fire On My Tongue,” last night on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” 

The performance adds to yet another unstoppable year for Strings, who will continue his massive headline tour through this fall with newly confirmed shows at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, Asheville’s ExploreAsheville.com Arena (three nights), Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center, Philadelphia’s The Met (two nights) and Washington DC’s The Anthem (two nights) among several others. See below for complete itinerary. Tickets for the new shows go on-sale this Friday, July 1 at 10:00am local time. Full details can be found at www.billystrings.com/tour

The tour celebrates Strings’ widely acclaimed new album, Renewal, which was produced by Jonathan Wilson and is out now via Rounder Records (stream/purchase here). Released to overwhelming praise, The New York Times proclaims, “a premier bluegrass mind for this post-everything era…he has zigged and zagged between the form’s antediluvian traditions and rapid-fire improvisations that hit like hard bop, all within songs with hooks so sharp that he seems poised for crossover stardom.” The album also landed on several “Best of 2021” lists including The Bitter Southerner, No Depression, Glide, The Boot, Folk Alley and was one of the Top 50 Most Played Albums at Americana Radio. Strings recently performed the album track “Hide And Seek” on the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards—watch the full performance HERE.

In addition to Strings (vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano, synth, guitjo) and Wilson (celesta, percussion, harpsicord), the record features Strings’ band—Billy Failing (banjo, piano, background vocals), Royal Masat (bass, background vocals) and Jarrod Walker (mandolin, guitar, background vocals)—as well as special guest musicians Spencer Cullum (pedal steel), John Mailander (violin) and Grant Millikem (synth).

Raised in Michigan and now based in Nashville, Strings is known as one of music’s most compelling artists. Since his 2017 debut, he has been awarded Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards, Best New Headliner at the 2022 Pollstar Awards, Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic at the 2021 Pollstar Awards, named Entertainer of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year at the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Awards and has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and “Bluegrass Underground.” A respected figure across all genres, Strings has also recently collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Bill Kreutzmann, Luke Combs, Del McCoury, Fences, RMR and many more.  

BILLY STRINGS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
BOLD 
on-sale this Friday, July 1 at 10:00am local time

June 29—New York, NY—The Rooftop at Pier 17
(SOLD OUT)

June 30—Scranton, PA—Peach Music Festival

July 2—Baltimore, MD—Pier Six Pavilion
(SOLD OUT)

July 3—Baltimore, MD—Pier Six Pavilion
(SOLD OUT)

July 22—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

July 23—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

July 24—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

July 27—Chicago, IL—Metro (SOLD OUT)

July 28—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza

July 29—Indianapolis, IN—TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park

July 30—Indianapolis, IN—TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park (SOLD OUT)

August 4—Saint Charles, IA—Hinterland Music Festival

August 5—Minneapolis, MN—Surly Brewing Festival Field (SOLD OUT)

August 6—Moorhead, MN—Bluestem Amphitheater

August 9—Bonner, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

August 10—Bonner, MT—Kettlehouse Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)

August 12—Troutdale, OR—McMenamins Edgefield (SOLD OUT)

August 13—Troutdale, OR—McMenamins Edgefield (SOLD OUT)

August 14—Redmond, WA—Marymoor Park

August 27—Tisbury, MA—Beach Road Weekend

September 9—Alpharetta, GA—Outlaw Music Festival at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

September 10—Charlotte, NC—Outlaw Music Festival at PNC Music Pavilion

September 11—Virginia Beach, VA—Outlaw Music Festival at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

September 13—Bridgeport, CT—Outlaw Music Festival at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

September 16—Boston, MA—Outlaw Music Festival at Xfinity Center

September 17—Asbury Park, NJ—Sea.Hear.Now Festival

September 18—Saratoga Springs, NY—Outlaw Music Festival Performing Arts Center

September 23—Buena Vista, CO—Renewal at The Meadows

September 24—Buena Vista, CO—Renewal at The Meadows

September 28—Sacramento, CA—Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

September 30—Stanford, CA—Frost Amphitheater at Stanford

October 1—Dana Point, CA—Ohana Fest

October 2—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern

October 7-9—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits 2022

October 14-16—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits 2022

October 15—Oklahoma City, OK—The Criterion

October 29—Asheville, NC—ExporeAsheville.com Arena

October 30—Asheville, NC— ExporeAsheville.com Arena

October 31—Asheville, NC— ExporeAsheville.com Arena

November 3—Kalamazoo, MI—Wings Event Center

November 4—Saginaw, MI—Dow Event Center

November 5—Pittsburgh, PA—Petersen Events Center

November 9—Rochester, NY—Blue Cross Arena

November 11—Uniondale, NY—Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

November 12—Philadelphia, PA—The Met

November 13—Philadelphia, PA—The Met

November 16—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union LIVE!

November 18—Washington, DC—The Anthem

November 19—Washington, DC—The Anthem

November 29—Oslo, Norway—Rockefeller Music Hall

November 30—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega

December 1—Sockholm, Sweeden—Slaktkyrkan

December 3—Berlin, Germany—Columbia Theater

December 4—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Melkweg

December 5—Cologne, Germany—Gebadue 9

December 7—London, UK—O2 Forum Kentish Town

December 8—Manchester, UK—O2 Ritz Manchester

December 9—Dublin, Ireland—The Academy (SOLD OUT)

December 11—Glasgow, UK—Galvanizers Yard

December 30—New Orleans, LA—Venue TBA

December 31—New Orleans, LA—Venue TBA

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinnehttp://culturefiend.net
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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