We wanna send you to see Sturgill Simpson!
Because the first Sturgill Simpson show sold out so damn fast, Fox Theater decided to add a second show at the last minute. And as we know, the second show is going to sell out just as quick. Luckily for you, we have tickets to giveaway!
Sturgill Simpson will embark on an extensive North American tour this summer and fall, celebrating Simpson’s widely praised new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, which sold 55,000 units in its first week (with over 52,000 in pure albums sales) debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #1 on the Billboard Current Albums chart, #1 on Billboard Current Digital Albums chart and #3 on the overall Billboard 200 chart. A Sailor’s Guide To Earth also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart with over 9,400 copies sold.
Available now on Atlantic Records, the album continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaimPitchfork proclaims, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – finds Sturgill Simpson weirder and more adventurous than ever,forging a bold new way forward and goes on to assert, “It’s a deeply personal album that, while establishing Simpson as the defining songwriter of his class, displays an artistic growth that defies any sort of easy label.” Additionally, Rolling Stone awarded the album 4-stars calling it, “a spectacular mic drop of a third LP,” while The New York Times praises, Sailor’s Guide is rowdier, more emotionally insular and also far more musically surprising, an album of raw country cut with rich and messy Southern soul and sleek orchestral bombast and Esquire Magazine declares, It’s hard to believe any other record this year will raise as many eyebrows, invite as many questions, or be as instantly beloved.
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth is Simpson’s third full-length album and follows his breakthrough, Grammy-nominated 2014 release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. Beloved by critics and fans, the record was featured on year-end best of lists from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Village Voices, Pazz and Jop, Rolling Stone Country, NPR Music, American Songwriter, Stereogum, the Los Angeles Times, KCRW, Pitchfork, The Washington Post and many others.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 | Fox Theater Oakland | Tickets can be purchased here – if they’re not sold out!