TYLER CHILDERS’ SEPTEMBER RESIDENCY AT NASHVILLE’S THE BASEMENT NOW SOLD-OUT

PURGATORY DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS CHART, PRODUCED BY STURGILL SIMPSON AND DAVID FERGUSON

“REMARKABLE OFFICIAL DEBUT” –NPR Music

“…UNTOUCHABLE, RAGGED KENTUCKY SOUL.” –Rolling Stone

Tyler Childers’ upcoming shows at Nashville’s The Basement on September 11, 18 and 25 are now officially sold-out. According to the venue, this is the first time in Basement history that a three-show residency has sold-out. Additional upcoming performances a special show supporting Drive-By Truckers in Hazard, KY on September 24 and a show at New York’s Mercury Lounge on October 18. See below for full tour details.

The tour dates celebrate Childers’ acclaimed new album, Purgatory, which recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart with over 6,000 equivalent albums sold. The album also landed at #17 on the Country Albums chart and #4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart.

Out now on Hickman Holler Records via Thirty Tigers (purchase here), the 10-song album was recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe studio and was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson. Watch Childers perform the album track, “Whitehouse Road,” HERE.

Recent critical acclaim for Purgatory

Purgatory is likely to be one of Americana music’s big fall stories…The intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut.” —NPR Music

“…immediately places Childers in the conversation with the top tier of artists reviving classic country sounds for a new generation” Noisey

“…Childers blends that ethereal, off-kilter edge of bluegrass with Seventies country and an analog, Southern rock slant on ‘Whitehouse Road,’ and lyrics that dig deep into the struggle to dull the pain of life in rural America.” Rolling Stone

Purgatory is decidedly old-school with spacious arrangements built on mournful fiddles, jagged acoustic guitars and stripped down drum kit.” —Billboard

“…a gorgeous ode to Appalachia…” —Entertainment Weekly

“...an exquisite 10 song selection...” —Lexington Herald Leader

“…one of the most authentic and original albums of the year.” —Wide Open Country

“Purgatory has definitely established itself as the front runner for country album of the year and put Childers on the list of young artists looking to change the way people talk about country music…” —Glide Magazine

“It’s an album that feels lived-in, filled with songs etched from hard-earned experiences with music to match.” —AllMusic


In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew’s harp) among others.

Of the album, the Lawrence Country, KY native comments, “I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me. I think we both wanted to make an album for east KY, and I reckon that’s what we did. It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful.”

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

PURGATORY TRACK LIST
1. I Swear (To God)
2. Feathered Indians
3. Tattoos
4. Born Again
5. Whitehouse Road
6. Banded Clovis
7. Purgatory
8. Honky Tonk Flame
9. Universal Sounds
10. Lady May


TYLER CHILDERS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*with special guest Miles Miller
†with special guest William Matheny
‡co-headline with Colter Wall
+with Drive-By Truckers
§with special guest Kelsey Waldon


August 25 /// Friendship, IN /// Whispering Beard Folk Festival
August 26 /// Lexington, KY /// MoonTower Music Festival
September 2 /// Huntington, WV /// Huntington Music & Arts Festival
September 11 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement*
September 12-17 /// Nashville, TN /// AmericanaFest
September 16 /// Irvine, KY /// Kickin’ It On The Creek
September 17 /// Bristol, VA /// Bristol Rhythm & Roots
September 18 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement†
September 20 /// Charlotte, NC /// Neighborhood Theatre‡
September 21 /// Carrboro, NC /// Cat’s Cradle Back Room‡
September 23 /// Gallipolis, OH /// River Rat Beer & Music Festival
September 24 /// Hazard, KY /// The Forum+
September 25 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement§
September 28 /// Columbus, OH /// The Basement‡
September 29 /// Washington, DC /// Songbyrd
September 30 /// Roseland, VA /// Devil’s Backbone
October 1—Aberdeen, NC /// Rooster’s Wife
October 17 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Boot & Saddle
October 18 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge
October 20 /// Boston, MA /// The Red Room at Café 939
October 21 /// Albany, NY /// The Hollow (ON-SALE 8/18)
October 24 /// Montréal, QC /// Le Divan Orange
October 25 /// Toronto, ON /// The Drake Hotel
October 26 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Tavern
October 27 /// Marietta, OH /// Adelphia Music Hall
November 2 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Hi-Fi
November 3 /// Chicago, IL /// Schubas Tavern
November 4 /// Milwaukee, WI /// COLECTIVO COFFEE
November 7 /// Des Moines, IA /// Vaudeville Mews (ON-SALE 8/18)
November 8 /// Lawrence, KS /// Bottleneck (ON-SALE 8/18)
November 9 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Music Hall
November 10 /// St. Louis, MO /// Duck Room at Blueberry Hill