Four-time Grammy-winning singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has confirmed a 2022 tour with his Acoustic Group. Emerging from the pandemic, the dates mark his first in-person shows since March 2020. Kicking off February 26 with two nights in Alexandria, VA, the tour will continue in intimate venues throughout the south, culminating in his home state of Texas. Tickets will go on sale November 19 at www.lylelovett.com. See below for tour routing, with more dates to be announced soon.
The show will feature stripped-down arrangements of Lovett standards as well as a preview of songs from his upcoming Verve Records release scheduled for May. The intimacy of the venues will match Lovett’s informal, conversational onstage style, and provide the audience with an up-close, “living-room” listening experience.
Lovett’s Acoustic Group features longtime bassist Viktor Krauss, who has played with Lovett since 1994, and violinist Luke Bulla, who’s played and sung in Lovett’s different configurations since 2009. Veteran country and bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Jeff White, who reunited with Lovett for his last Acoustic Group tour in 2020, will play acoustic guitar, mandolin and sing on the tour. Tennessee dobro whiz Josh Swift, who also played on the 2020 Acoustic Group tour, will play dobro and sing.
Additionally, Lovett will perform alongside The Royale Philharmonic Orchestra in Orlando, FL on January 25 as part of the Dr. Phillips Centers Steinmetz Hall’s Grand Celebration Season. And later, Lovett and his Acoustic Group will play two nights at Dallas’ Majestic Theater, April 8-9, to celebrate the venue’s 100 Year Anniversary.
During the pandemic Lovett transitioned his onstage singer-songwriter in-the-round series (in recent years doing tours with Vince Gill, John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin, and Robert Earl Keen) to a widely viewed livestream series, which included the above-mentioned performers as well as other notable guests including Elvis Costello, Jason Isbell, Chris Isaak, and Dwight Yoakam. This Friday, November 19 marks the twentieth “Lyle Lovett and…” online performance, and will feature guests Ted Koppel, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Earle. The free-to-watch livestream will be dedicated to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) awareness, a cause near and dear to Ted Koppel. Lovett plans to continue the online series even after he returns to playing in-person concerts.
In addition to 2022 touring and a new album, Lovett’s best-selling album to date, "Joshua Judges Ruth," will see a special thirtieth anniversary Vinyl Me Please re-release March 2022 via CURB Records. Further details to come.
“It doesn’t seem possible that was 30 years ago,” Lovett says. “I never dreamed in 1976 when I was 18 and first started performing that in 2022 I’d still be able to do something for a living I love this much. It’s thanks to the people who keep showing up, who keep buying my records and who’ve supported my livestreams during the pandemic. I’m grateful to them, and I want to do my best for them every time.”
LYLE LOVETT AND HIS ACOUSTIC GROUP LIVE
January 25, 2022—Orlando, FL—Dr. Phillips Centers Steinmetz Hall
February 26, 2022—Alexandria, VA—The Birchmere
February 27, 2022—Alexandria, VA—The Birchmere
February 28, 2022—Virginia Beach, VA—Sander Center for the Performing Arts*
March 1, 2022—Charleston, SC—Charleston Gaillard Center*
March 2, 2022—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre
March 3, 2022—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
March 4, 2022—Chattanooga, TN—Walker Theatre
March 6, 2022—Myrtle Beach, SC—Carolina Opry Theater
March 7, 2022—Charlotte, NC—Knight Theater- Levine Center for the Arts
March 8, 2022—Greensboro, NC—Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts*
March 10, 2022—Albany, GA—Albany Municipal Auditorium
March 12, 2022—Clearwater, FL—Capitol Theatre
March 13, 2022—Clearwater, FL—Capitol Theatre
March 14, 2022—Ft Lauderdale, FL—The Parker
March 15, 2022—Jacksonville, FL—Florida Theatre
March 16, 2022—Mobile, AL—Saenger Theater
March 17, 2022—Birmingham, AL—The Lyric Theatre
March 18, 2022—Birmingham, AL—The Lyric Theatre
March 19, 2022—Germantown, TN—Germantown Performing Arts Center
March 21, 2022—Jackson, MS—Thalia Mara Hall
March 22, 2022—Fort Smith, AR—ArcBest Performing Arts Center
March 23, 2022—Eureka Springs, AR—The Auditorium
March 25, 2022—Galveston, TX—The Grand 1894 Opera House
March 26, 2022—Galveston, TX—The Grand 1894 Opera House
March 27, 2022—New Braunfels, TX—Gruene Hall
March 28—Waco, TX—Waco Hall†
April 8, 2022—Dallas, TX—The Majestic Theatre
April 9, 2022—Dallas, TX—The Majestic Theatre
*Tickets on sale December 10
†Tickets on sale December 6