Lyle Lovett is launching a 2022 tour with his acoustic group, which will mark his first in-person shows since March 2020.
Kicking off Feb. 26 with two nights in Alexandria, Virginia, the tour will visit intimate venues throughout the south in Charleston, Chattanooga, Orlando, Birmingham, Myrtle Beach, and more, wrapping in Lovett’s home state of Texas in Dallas in April.
The show will feature stripped-down arrangements of Lovett standards along with a preview of songs from his upcoming Verve Records project scheduled for May. Lovett’s acoustic group features longtime bassist Viktor Krauss and violinist Luke Bulla, country and bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Jeff White, and dobro whiz Josh Swift.
In addition to 2022 touring and a new album, Lovett’s album Joshua Judges Ruth will see a special thirtieth anniversary Vinyl Me Please re-release in March 2022 via Curb Records.
“It doesn’t seem possible that was 30 years ago,” Lovett says. “I never dreamed in 1976 when I was 18 and first started performing that in 2022 I’d still be able to do something for a living I love this much. It’s thanks to the people who keep showing up, who keep buying my records and who’ve supported my livestreams during the pandemic. I’m grateful to them, and I want to do my best for them every time.”