The official music video for Sturgill Simpson’s “Breakers Roar” recently premiered and can now be viewed/shared HERE.

The song is from 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.

Simpson and his band will kick off their worldwide tour this evening with the first of two sold-out shows at Austin’s Moody Theater. Additional dates include upcoming sold-out shows at Dallas’ The Bomb Factory, Houston’s White Oak Music Hall, Lexington’s Lexington Opera House (two nights), Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theater, Knoxville’s Tennessee Theater, Indianapolis’ Egyptian Room, Louisville’s Louisville Palace, Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, Minneapolis’ First Avenue and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (two nights). An extremely limited amount of tickets remain for the rest of the shows on this leg of the tour. See below for complete details.

In celebration of the release, Simpson recently performed “Brace For Impact (Live A Little)” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as well as “In Bloom” and “Call To Arms” on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “Oh Sarah” on “Conan.” Moreover, Simpson and his band recently performed the new album—from beginning to end—for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Recorded at L.A.’s legendary Apogee Studios, the complete performance can now be viewed/heard here.

Produced by Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth was written—beginning to end—as a letter to his first child, who arrived during the summer of 2014.

Recorded primarily at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe, Simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prine, “Cowboy” Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan. Along with members of his touring band, the album features Dave Roe on bass, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, Dougie Wilkinson on bagpipes, Garo Yellin and Arthur Cook on cello, Jonathan Dinklage and Whitney LaGrange on violin and special guests The Dap-Kings.


May 5—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 6—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 7—Dallas, TX—The Bomb Factory (SOLD OUT)

May 10—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall (SOLD OUT)

May 11—Oklahoma City, OK—Criterion Theater (Tickets)

May 16—Lexington, KY—Lexington Opera House (SOLD OUT)

May 17—Lexington, KY— Lexington Opera House (SOLD OUT)

May 18—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 20—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 21—Indianapolis, IN—Egyptian Room – Old National Centre (SOLD OUT)

May 22—Louisville, KY—Louisville Palace (SOLD OUT)

June 2—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Theatre (Tickets)

June 3—Chicago, IL—Riviera Theatre (SOLD OUT)

June 4—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater (Tickets)

June 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue (SOLD OUT)

July 2—Roskilde, Denmark—Roskilde Festival

July 4—Göteborg, Sweden—Pustervik

July 5—Stockholm, Sweden—Berns

July 8—Lille, Belgium—Sjock Festival

July 9—Nijmegen, Netherlands—Doornroosje

July 11—Manchester, U.K.—Gorilla

July 12—Gateshead, U.K.—The Sage

July 13—Glasgow, U.K.—O2 ABC

July 15—London, U.K.—Shepherd’s Bush Empire

July 16—Southwold, U.K.—Latitude Festival

October 28—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)

October 29—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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