Billy Strings Sets 1st Live Album, New Tour Dates


Seeing bluegrass phenom Billy Strings live is one of the modern marvels of the universe. It’s is an other-worldly, enrapturing experience that words fail to convey the power of. All the more reason to permanently affix that experience to vinyl and allow people in the present and future to get as close to divinity as possible without being there.

After signing with Reprise Records, Billy Strings promised we would be seeing ample live releases for the foreseeable future since live is really the place his music is best expressed as opposed to the studio. Sometimes you see a “Vol. 1” from an artist and roll your eyes, knowing a “Vol. 2” may never materialize. For someone like Billy Strings, we may be talking about “Vol. 20” in the future.

But for now, the 2CD/2LP Billy Strings Live Vol. 1 will be heading to shelves and streaming on July 12. Along with the normal course of offerings, the album will also be available via Red and Black Splatter vinyl via billystrings.com, translucent red vinyl via Spotify, and translucent blue vinyl in local record stores.


What will the track list be? That’s apparently part of the fun. As opposed to revealing it to us, folks will be tasked to guess what it is starting on July 1st. Those who guess correctly can win prizes, including one that will be free Billy Strings tickets for life.

Meanwhile, if you want to see and hear Billy Strings in the flesh, you just got many more opportunities. Recently, Strings announced a very exclusive set opening up the 2024 Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 20th with Chris Thile. Strings has probably outgrown a festival the size of Telluride Bluegrass, but he also likes to give fans opportunities to see him in more intimate settings upon occasion.

Folks in Austin, TX will also get a similar opportunity when he plays the Moody Theatre on December 13th. It’s part of a new string of fall/winter tour dates just announced (see below). Tickets for the new dates will be available through general sale Friday, June 14. Pre-sale starts Wednesday, June 12. Visit www.billystrings.com, for more details.


Billy Strings NEW Fall/Winter 2024 Tour Dates:

Sept. 27 – Renewal – Buena Visa, Colo. 
Sept. 28 – Renewal – Buena Visa, Colo. 
Oct. 4 – Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, Mich. 
Oct. 5 – Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, Mich. 
Oct. 11 – Gainbridge Fieldhouse – Indianapolis 
Oct. 12 – Gainbridge Fieldhouse – Indianapolis 
Oct. 18 – The Orion Amphitheatre – Huntsville, Ala. 
Oct. 19 – The Orion Amphitheatre – Huntsville, Ala. 
Oct. 31 – CFG Bank Arena – Baltimore
Nov. 1 – CFG Bank Arena – Baltimore
Dec. 6 – FedExForum – Memphis
Dec. 7 – FedExForum – Memphis
Dec. 10 – BOK Center – Tulsa, Okla. 
Dec. 12 – Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, Texas 
Dec. 13 – ACL Live at Moody Theatre – Austin, Texas
Dec. 14 – Moody Center – Austin, Texas 

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