Sturgill Simpson To Hit The Road, Release New Album Under New Name Johnny Blue Skies

Sturgill Simpson has announced a new album and tour under a new name, Johnny Blue Skies.

The album, titled Passage Du Desir, comes out on July 12 via Sturgill’s own High Top Mountain Records. It was produced by David Ferguson.

The name change comes as Simpson promised Rolling Stone back in 2021 that he was done making albums under his own name.

The “Why Not? Tour,” a 28-date run billed as “Simpson’s first full tour in over four years,” commences in September. Most shows are billed as “An Evening with Sturgill Simpson Featuring Very Special Guest Johnny Blue Skies” with no opener.

According to an announcement, “Fans who purchase tickets on Ticketmaster and can’t attend will have the option to resell their tickets at the original price paid using Face Value Exchange. To protect the Exchange, Simpson has requested that all shows ticketed by Ticketmaster, except those in VA, IL and UT where Face Value Exchange can’t be mandated, use tickets that are mobile only and restricted from transfer.”

Sturgill Simpson – 2024 Tour Dates:

August 9-11-San Francisco, CA-Outside LandsSeptember 14-Los Angeles, CA-The Greek Theatre*September 15-Santa Barbara, CA-Santa Barbara Bowl*September 17-West Valley City, UT-Maverik Center*September 19-Bend, OR-Hayden Homes Amphitheater*September 20-George, WA-The Gorge Amphitheatre?September 22-Missoula, MT-KettleHouse Amphitheater*September 24-Moorhead, MN-Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater*September 25-Minneapolis, MN-Roy Wilkins Auditorium*September 27-Lexington, KY-Rupp Arena*September 28-Detroit, MI-Fox Theatre*October 1-Chicago, IL-Salt Shed*October 2-Chicago, IL-Salt Shed*October 4-Brandon, MS-The Brandon Amphitheater*October 4-6-Austin, TX-Austin City Limits Music FestivalOctober 8-Oklahoma City, OK-Criterion*October 9-Rogers, AR-Walmart AMP*October 11-13-Austin, TX-Austin City Limits Music FestivalOctober 15-St. Louis, MO-Fabulous Fox Theatre*October 18-Pittsburgh, PA-Petersen Events Center*October 19-Forest Hills, NY-Forest Hills StadiumOctober 21-Asheville, Arena*October 22-Cary, NC-Koka Booth Amphitheatre*October 24-Duluth, GA-Gas South Arena*October 25-Nashville, TN-Bridgestone Arena*November 12-Philadelphia, PA-The Met*November 15-Hampton, VA-Hampton Coliseum*November 18-Washington, DC-The Anthem*November 20-Toronto, ON-Massey Hall*November 21-Toronto, ON-Massey Hall*November 23-Boston, MA-MGM Music Hall at Fenway*

* – “An Evening with Sturgill Simpson”?- with Lord Huron

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