After closing the book on a remarkable year that saw Amythyst Kiah perform to capacity crowds across the US and Europe, she has announced a new run of tour dates for spring. In addition to her own headline dates and festival appearances, she will join Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Josh Ritter for select dates on their respective tours.
Last night, Kiah made her second appearance at Nashville’s storied Grand Ole Opry, and in mid-March, she will be among the performers paying tribute to pioneering musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe at Luck Ranch in Spicewood, Texas. A full list of confirmed dates is below, and more shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
On April 22, last year’s Pensive Pop EP — which features Kiah’s boldly reimagined renditions of Tori Amos’ “Sugar,” Green Day’s “Hitchin’ A Ride,” Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” and Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” — will be released on vinyl for the first time exclusively for Record Store Day.
Kiah remarked, “April and May are going to be exciting months. On April 22, my Pensive Pop EP on limited edition etched vinyl will be out for Record Store Day! Then, I’m really looking forward to my band opening for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit again, and for my upcoming solo shows – my very first with Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band. My band and I are working hard on our new opening set and can’t wait to see everyone from the stage again.”
Kiah spent much of 2022 on tour with her band. Highlights of the past year include a run of dates opening for The Who, a tour with rising country star Cam, and performances at festivals and prestigious venues including GlobalFEST at New York’s Lincoln Center, Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Stagecoach Festival, FreshGrass, Mountain Song Festival, FloydFest, and a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall (as a member of Our Native Daughters).
In addition to her touring schedule, Kiah is preparing to go into the recording studio to begin work on the follow-up to her critically lauded album Wary + Strange.
March 10: Seattle, WA – Fremont Abbey Arts Center
March 11: Salem, OR – Encore! at Elsinore Theatre
March 19: Spicewood, TX – Strange Things Happening – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe at Luck Ranch
Mar 25: San Antonio, TX – Jo Long Theatre at The Carver Community Cultural Center
Apr 23: Tallahassee, FL – Word of South Festival of Literature and Music
April 28: Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center +
April 29: Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center +
Apr 30: Highlands, NC – Bear Shadow Music Festival
May 2: Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater +
May 4: St Louis, MO – Old Rock House
May 6: Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre +
May 7: Lubbock, TX – Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall +
May 9: Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum +
May 11: Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater +
May 12: Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater +
May 13: Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater +
May 14: Little Rock, AR – The Hall +
May 16: Durham, NC – The Carolina Theatre *
May 17: Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre *
May 18: Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre *
May 19: Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston *
May 20: New York, NY – Beacon Theatre *
June 16 – 18: Kent, UK – Black Deer Festival
June 24: Galax, VA – Blue Ridge Music Center
July 1: Portland, OR – Waterfront Blues Festival
July 30: Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre %
August 2: Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens ^
September 9: Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
+ supporting Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
* supporting Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
% supporting DISPATCH with the Colorado Symphony
^ supporting Steep Canyon Rangers