The trek marks the first time the two acts have shared the stage together. Krauss will be joined by Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. And of course Nelson is hitting the road with his long-time touring and recording group, the Family.
Nelson was busy last year thanks to the release of two albums. In addition to To All The Girls …, he put out Let’s Face the Music and Dance, which features Nelson and Family’s take on pop, jazz, rock and country standards. To All The Girls … is a collection of duets with female singers including Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones and more.
Alison Krauss and Union Station’s most recent LP is 2011’s Paper Airplane. The album is Krauss’ 14th and her first release with Union Station since Lonely Runs Both Ways in 2004.
Here’s the routing for the co-bill:
May 1 – Murray, Ky., CFSB Center
May 2 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre
May 3 – Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boling Arena
May 4 – Cary, N.C., Koka Booth Amphitheatre
May 6 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 8 – Charleston, S.C., Family Circle Stadium
May 9 – Simpsonville, S.C., Charter Amphitheatre
May 10 – Greensboro, N.C., White Oak Amphitheatre At Greensboro Coliseum Complex May 11 – Huntington, W.Va., Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 13 – Roanoke, Va., Roanoke Civic Center
May 14 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
May 16 – Whites Creek, Tenn., The Woods At Fontanel
May 17 – Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
May 18 – Augusta, Ga., James Brown Arena
June 5 – Southaven, Miss., Snowden Grove Amphitheater
June 6 – Louisville, Ky., Louisville Waterfront Park
June 7 – Lewiston, N.Y., Artpark
June 8 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
June 10 – New York, N.Y., Radio City Music Hall
June 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., Mann Center for Performing Arts
June 14 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 15 – Simsbury, Conn., Perf. Arts Ctr. At Simsbury Meadows
June 17 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 19 – Bangor, Maine, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 20 – Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook
June 21 – Canandaigua, N.Y., Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
July 6 – Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
July 7 – Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP)
July 9 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
July 11 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah's Casino - Stir Concert Cove
July 12 – Highland Park, Ill., Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
July 13 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
July 15 – Rama, Ontario, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
July 17 – Interlochen, Mich., Kresge Auditorium
July 18 – Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
The Devil Makes Three begins the journey, supporting May 1-18. Kacey Musgraves takes over June 5 and June 7-21. The Wild Feathers fills in as support June 6. Jason Isbell closes out the tour, playing July 6-17.
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