Nineteen-year-old blues prodigy Jonny Lang will take to the North American freeways this August for tour dates that include a stint opening for British pop star Sting.
The 22-city tour, which begins Aug. 10 near Lang's original stamping grounds of Sioux City, S.D., will criss-cross the country, focusing on the South and Southeast before finally wrapping up Oct. 6 in Salt Lake City.
Lang, like fellow teen blues phenom Shannon Curfman, hails from North Dakota. His hard-hitting singing and guitar playing meld elements of R&B, rock and soul into his blues.
His debut, Lie to Me, entered the Billboard New Artist Chart at #1 upon its 1997 release. His follow-up, Wander this World, earned him a Grammy nomination. "The Levee" (RealAudio excerpt), from that album, showcases Lang's exuberant style, which is informed by traditional blues vocabulary as much as by Jimi Hendrix.
Lang joins Sting on the marquee starting Aug. 22 in Phoenix. They'll wander this world together through a show scheduled for Sept. 10 in Hershey, Pa.
Jonny Lang tour dates:
Aug. 10; Sioux Falls Fair; Sioux City, S.D.
Aug. 11; Sturgis, S.D.; Buffalo Chip Campground
Aug. 17; Boulder, Colo.; Gavin Convention
Oct. 1; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium
Oct. 3; Missoula, Mont.; Wilma Theatre
Oct. 4; Boise, Idaho; Bank Of America Center
Oct. 6; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kingsbury Hall
Jonny Lang with Sting tour dates:
Aug. 22; Phoenix, Ariz.; Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion
Aug. 23; Albuquerque, N.M.; Mesa Del Sol Amphitheatre
Aug. 25; Dallas, Texas; Starplex Amphitheatre
Aug. 26; Austin, Texas; Frank Erwin Center
Aug. 27; Spring, Texas; C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 29; Pelham, Ala.; Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Aug. 30; Antioch, Tenn.; AmSouth Amphitheatre Parking Lot
Sept. 1; Orlando, Fla.; TD Waterhouse Centre
Sept. 2; Tampa, Fla.; Ice Palace
Sept. 3; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sept. 5; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sept. 6; Charlotte, N.C.; Blockbuster Pavilion
Sept. 8; Raleigh, N.C.; Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Sept. 9; Virginia Beach, Va.; GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sept. 10; Hershey, Pa.; Hersheypark Stadium