Charlie Louvin’s 50th Anniversary ‘Satan Is Real’ Tour

October 17, 2010 - By Trigger  //  News  //  19 Comments

83-year-old Charlie Louvin, suffering from pancreatic cancer, is heading out on the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Louvin Brothers release of the landmark album Satan Is Real. Charlie, Country Music Hall of Famer and member of the Grand Ole Opry for 55 years, is showing no signs of slowing down. And as first reported here, when he leaves on the road, he will not be playing the usual venues Hall of Famer’s play, but establishments usually reserved for underground country artists and rock bands.

For example his show in Nashville will not be at the typical haunts for country legends like The Opry or The Loveless Cafe. He will be playing in east Nashville, at Foobar Too, a spot frequented by acts like Wayne “The Train” Hancock and Joe Buck.

There’s also a benefit concert scheduled to help with Charlie’s mounting medical bills that will be happening south of Nashville at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall on Oct. 30th.

The Louvin Brothers’ Satan Is Real album was especially known for its interesting cover, which was taken in a rock quarry, with a 12 foot plywood rendition of Satan in the background and burning tires hidden under rocks creating the flames of Hell. The song was later used by Hank III in a medley to open his album Straight To Hell.

You can find Charlie’s tour dates below, as well as on the Saving Country Music Calendar, where all important REAL country concert dates can be found.


Wednesday 11-17-2010
One Eyed Jacks
New Orleans. LA

Thursday 11-18-2010
The Hi-Tone
Memphis, TN

Friday 11-19-2010
Off Broadway
St Louis, MO
Saturday 11-20-2010
Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club
Kansas City, MO

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Friday 12-3-10
Nashville TN
Thursday 12-09-2010
Bourbon Theatre
Lincoln, NE
Friday 12-10-2010
Swallow Hill
Denver, CO
Saturday 12-11-2010
Rocky Mountain Pub
Grand Junction, CO
Sunday 12-12-2010
Santa Fe, NM
Tuesday 12-14-2010
The Conservatory
Oklahoma City, OK
Wednesday 12-15-2010
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Houston, TX
Thursday 12-16-2010
Austin, TX
Friday 12-17-2010
Lafayette, LA
Saturday 12-18-10
Red Dragon Listening Room
Baton Rouge LA
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19 Comments to “Charlie Louvin’s 50th Anniversary ‘Satan Is Real’ Tour”

  • That’s great, good for Charlie. Wish I could catch one of these shows.

  • excellent….i hope everyone will ‘SHARE’ this info…..

  • Charlie Louvin is THE next Waylon Jennings.

    You heard it here first.

    • Or was Waylon Jennings the next Charlie Louvin?


      • No matter what way you put it…Hes the “Next Waylon”!

  • I think I may make the trip to either Memphis, or NOLA to catch the show.

    • Saving Country Music will be covering the Austin show. And there’s a slight chance I might be in Nashville.

  • I saw him live earlier this year it was awesome got a signed louvin brothers cd and got to hang out with charlie before the show.

  • What a trooper! All those dates, phew I’m exhausted just reading them. I sure hope he gets a lot of support and that the folks lucky enough to see him play contribute generously. It must be dreadful enduring cancer treatment and having to worry about how you are going to have to pay for it on top of it all :(

    I was fortunate enough to see him play at some dodgy little honky tonk in NYC last time I was there, about 5 years ago. I was also lucky enough to get my photo taken with him too, he was a true southern gentleman. An absolute legend.

    • Please don’t share the picture itself Carla. None of us care to see it. ;)

      • Just for that I am now going to spam your facebook wall with naked pics of Keith Urban

    • “member of the Grand Ole Opry for 55 years”
      they probably yanked his health insurance ….like they did to Stonewall Jackson

      • Yeah, don’t think that hasn’t crossed my mind numerous times in the past few days. There is a story there, and it should be told.

  • I wish him good health and God speed. You can beat cancer, just like you can beat the Devil.

  • […] A benefit concert and auction to help Charlie Louvin with his medical costs will be held later this month in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Ed Bruce and the Wildwood Valley Boys are the only confirmed performers so far, with more to be announced soon. Then starting in November, Louvin plans to hit the road for a 50th anniversary Satan Is Real tour. […]

  • […] of The Louvin Brother’s landmark album Satan Is Real. One of stop on the tour will be a benefit concert to help him with the mounting medical costs associated with his fighting of pancreatic […]

  • Wish I could see him in NOLA. It gets more and more expensive everytime I go ~~

  • […] pancreatic cancer. His continuing battle has necessitated him canceling the November dates for his upcoming tour. But he is keeping his show at Foobar 2 in Nashville on December 3rd, which is the official […]

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