Over the years, Southern California’s Stagecoach Festival has grown into a country music behemoth. But the festival is as much about the developing Americana and traditional acts as the mainstream headliners. To that extent, up-and-comer Nikki Lane is ready to hit the road on the way to her performance at Stagecoach 2017.
Lane releases her third album Highway Queen in February. So, Stagecoach Festival teamed up with Lane to put on a “spotlight” tour promoting the album. The Stagecoach Spotlight Nikki Lane Highway Queen Tour hits 27 towns from February through March. And then, of course, the Stagecoach Festival in late April.
Brent Cobb, Robert Ellis and Jonathan Tyler join Lane in select cities along the way. All of them will appear at the festival in April, and Tyler even co-produced Lane’s new record.
The tour is a super cool way for Stagecoach to show its commitment to acts living outside the mainstream world. Lane routinely fluctuates between Americana, neotraditional country and throwback outlaw sounds. Having Stagecoach spotlight her across the country makes perfect sense.
Plus, the flow of the tour is pretty cool, too. Lane kicks everything off in Alabama before making her way from the East Coast to the West. With plenty of Midwest stops in between, too.
Here are all of her tour stops on the Highway Queen tour:
- February 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
- February 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
- February 24 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
- February 25 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
- February 26 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
- February 27 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
- February 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts Blackbox
- March 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- March 3 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
- March 4 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
- March 5 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
- March 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
- March 8 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
- March 9 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
- March 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
- March 11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
- March 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
- March 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
- March 17 – Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station
- March 18 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
- March 20 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
- March 21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
- March 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall San Francisco
- March 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
- March 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
- March 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
- March 27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
- April 29 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach Festival
Where will you be seeing her?