Brent Cobb & Nikki Lane Double Up for Soapbox Tour

photo: Don VanCleve

Ain’t nothing better to eradicate the worst feelings of isolation during the pandemic than participating in a live music event, and no better salve from the sensationalized political season we recently suffered through than stepping off of soapboxes to enjoy music together.

Nikki Lane and Brent Cobb entertained us with their anti-acrimony ode “Soapbox” off of Brent Cobb’s 2020 record Keep ‘Em on They Toes, and now they will be hitting the road together on a joint tour later this summer and into the fall dubbed the “Soapbox Derby Tour.”

“We all ought to want to be Nikki Lane when we grow up,” says Brent Cobb about the songwriter and vintage fashion maven. “She’s just a boss at anything she does. So, when the idea for the first full band tour since the pandemic came up, there was no one else I could imagine sharing the moment with. I suppose we’re cut from a similar cloth and that family feeling amongst the crowd is what I’m looking the most forward to at these shows. It’s gonna be something really special.”

“Headed out on the road, and who better to ride along with than the incredible Brent Cobb,” Nikki Lane says. “I liken sharing a stage or a song with Brent to a holiday meal. It’s something so familiar, but you just don’t get to do it often enough. We’re from the same neck of the woods, as they say. So when we get together, my band and his wife Layne – and their crew. We know how [to have] a good time, and we put on a good show, but that don’t mean we might not just go off the rails for a moment. Cause we’re swapping whiskey and tequila, telling stories and talking shit, and there’s just no tellin’ what might happen.”

Tickets for all shows go on sale this Thursday, June 17 at 10 a.m. local time.


August 20 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
August 21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
August 22 – Louisville, KY – Brown Foreman Amphitheatre
August 23 – Lexington, KY – the Burl
August 25 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
August 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Café and Music Hall
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
August 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 30 – Boston, MA – the Sinclair
August 31 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
September 1 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
September 2 – Isle of Palms, SC – the Windjammer
September 3 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
September 4 – Asheville, NC – the Orange Peel
September 5 – Columbia, SC – the Senate
September 7 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
September 8 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
September 9 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

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