Kacey Musgraves Launches Album, Announces Tour

Kacey-Musgraves-Pageant-MaterialKacey Musgraves’ highly-touted sophomore release Pageant Material hits retailers today (June 23), and she’s celebrating release day with appearances on Good Morning America, and an in-store signing and performance at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, followed by an appearance on The View tomorrow (June 24). 

Today she also revealed dates for The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue, beginning in Atlanta Aug. 27 and wrapping in Amsterdam Nov. 22. The tour will visit iconic venues including The Wiltern, Ryman Auditorium, The Apollo Theatre, and Royal Albert Hall. See a complete listing of dates below.

Musgraves co-wrote every song on the Mercury Nashville project and co-produced it with cowriters Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. The Texan says she wanted the music to really represent who she is. “I really wanted this album to have a classic feel, like a lot of the records I know and love” says Musgraves. “I intended on it having a laid-back yet lush, slightly kitschy, western vibe. And most of all, I wanted it to feel like me.”

Musgraves helped industry members get into the pageant spirit for the release of her album earlier this month at a fun-filled bash at PLAY in Nashville, where she handed out tiaras and sashes to partygoers, and drag queens lip synched songs from Pageant Material on a runway.

Pageant Material track listing:
1.  High Time (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
2.  Dime Store Cowgirl (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
3.  Late To The Party (Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne)
4.  Pageant Material (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
5. This Town (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Brandy Clark)
6.  Biscuits (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark)
7.  Somebody To Love (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
8.  Miserable (Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, Brandy Clark)
9.  Die Fun (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
10.  Family Is Family (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
11.  Good Ol’ Boys Club (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby)
12.  Cup Of Tea (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
13.  Fine (Kacey Musgraves, Ashley Arrison, Shane McAnally)

The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue:
8/27 – Atlanta, GA / The Buckhead Theatre
9/11 – Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern
9/18 – St. Louis, MO / The Pageant
9/23 – Nashville, TN / Ryman Auditorium
10/1 – Detroit, MI / Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/3 – Philadelphia, PA / The Trocadero Theatre
10/9 – New Orleans, LA / The Howlin’ Wolf
10/11 – Tulsa, OK / Cains Ballroom
10/15 – Charlottesville, VA / Paramount Theater
10/16 – Washington, DC / Lincoln Theatre
10/23 – New Haven, CT / College Street Music Hall
10/24 – New York, NY / Apollo Theater
11/9 – Gateshead, UK / Sage Gateshead
11/10 – Birmingham, UK / The Institute
11/12 – Dublin, Ireland / Dublin Academy
11/15 – Glasgow, UK / Glasgow ABC
11/16 – Manchester, UK / Albert Hall
11/18 – London, UK / Royal Albert Hall
11/20 – Hamburg, Germany / Knust
11/22 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Melkweg

Visit www.kaceymusgraves.com for the most updated pre-sale information, tickets, and VIP packages. Public on-sale tickets for The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue go on sale Friday, June 26.

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