Sturgill Simpson Australian Tour 2016 – Cancelled

Read about the cancellation of Sturgill Simpson’s Australian tour

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Sturgill Simpson – Americana Music Festival Awards 2014

Bluesfest Touring announced today that the Sturgill Simpson Australia And New Zealand tour will be cancelled.

Here’s an extract from the official statement:

Due to circumstances beyond his control, Sturgill Simpson must regrettably cancel his upcoming dates in Australia and New Zealand, including his Sydney and Melbourne show and his performances at Australia’s Bluesfest as well as New Zealand’s inaugural Auckland City Limits.

I was a bit wary when ticket holders like myself were given a part refund a few weeks ago, as the ticket price for the Melbourne show was reduced.  Sounds like it was due to not enough ticket sales, which is a damn shame.

My original post is below


Listen up if you like alt.country or outlaw country.

The hottest new performer in those spaces, Sturgill Simpson, is coming to Australia in 2016 (Bluesfest Touring) – with shows at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, Sydney and Melbourne.

A talented singer and songwriter, he also possesses passion and attitude.  Simpson has been carving out a strong upward path for a while now.  His debut High Top Mountain was more hard country but 2014’s Metamodern Sounds In Country Music really turned heads and created a truly unique sound, blasting down genre definitions.  It garnered him three Americana Awards – Emerging Artist Of The Year (2014), Artist Of The Year (2015) and Song Of The Year (2015) for “Turtles All The Way Down”.

I saw Sturgill play a set in Nashville last year and was blown away.  I’m not sure if he will be bringing his band with him, but if he does, check out his fire-breathing guitarist, Laur Joamets.

Oh, and Metamodern Sounds In Country Music was my favourite album of last year.


The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW – TUE 22 MAR 2016
ON SALE: 15 Oct 2015 10am AEDT

170 Russell, Melbourne VIC – WED 23 MAR 2016
ON SALE: 15 Oct 2015 10am AEDT

Purchase all Sturgill Simpson tickets here.

— Also appearing at Bluesfest 2016


Read about the cancellation of Sturgill Simpson’s Australian tour


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Author: Rob Dickens

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