Dwight Yoakam Plots 2020 Tour & Bakersfield-Themed Residency

Dwight Yoakam is ready to hit the road once again in 2020 with appearances at theaters, arenas, and his favorite haunt of casino performances halls, as well as a couple of exclusive festival performances, including the Shaky Boots Festival in Atlanta, and Ontario, Canada’s Big Sky Music Festival in July.

Yoakam has released tour dates throughout the winter and spring of 2020, including three special dates at Wynn Casino’s Encore Theater in Las Vegas. This is when he’ll reprise his residency first started in December centered around paying tribute to The Bakersfield Sound that has informed so much of Yoakam’s career. Along with his own songs, Yoakam will perform many of the classics that made Bakersfield an epicenter of country music influence and gave rise of California Country later on. Sponsored by SiriusXM, the shows dovetail with Dwight’s Bakersfield Beat channel (#349) on the satellite radio provider.

It was a good bet Dwight would be touring again this year, but what a lot of Yoakam fans want to know is if they’ll hear any new music from him in 2020. Dwight dropped two songs back in May of 2018, the old fashioned heartbreaker “Then Here Came Monday” co-written with Chris Stapleton, and the more upbeat “Pretty Horses.” He seemed to be buttering us up for a new album at the time, but he’s been mum on the new music front since then. Dwight is due for a new record since his last original one Second Hand Heart was released about 5 years ago, not counting his bluegrass record of some of his older songs from 2016, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…

Dwight Yoakam was also recently inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Larry Gatlin, Kostas, and others.

Dwight Yoakam’s 2020 tour dates (so far):

JAN 16 – OVERTURE HALL – MADISON, WI  w/ Jobe Fortner
JAN 17 – BRIDGE VIEW CENTER – OTTUMWA, IA
JAN 18 – STEPHENS AUDITORIUM – AMES, IA w/ Jobe Fortner
JAN 19 – THE LERNER THEATRE – ELKHART, IN
JAN 23 – ARENA THEATRE – HOUSTON, TX
JAN 24 – BOMB FACTORY – DALLAS, TX*
JAN 25 – FIRELAKE ARENA – SHAWNEE, OK w/ Jamie Richards & Styles Haury
FEB 07 – CHINOOK WINDS CASINO – LINCOLN CITY, OR
FEB 08 – CHINOOK WINDS CASINO – LINCOLN CITY, OR
FEB 27 – VICTORY THEATRE – EVANSVILLE, IN
FEB 28 – HARRAH’S HOOSIER PARK RACING & CASINO – ANDERSON, IN
FEB 29 – CARSON CENTER – PADUCAH, KY
MAR 04 – ENCORE THEATER – LAS VEGAS, NV
MAR 06 – ENCORE THEATER – LAS VEGAS, NV
MAR 07 – ENCORE THEATER – LAS VEGAS, NV
MAR 12 – MISSION BALLROOM – DENVER, CO
MAR 13 – ISLETA RESORT & CASINO – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
MAR 14 – ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE – EL PASO, TX
MAR 27 – PALA CASINO – EVENT CENTER – PALA, CA
APR 09 – ADLER THEATRE – DAVENPORT, IA
MAY 01 – THE LOUISVILLE PALACE – LOUISVILLE, KY
MAY 03 – PALACE THEATRE – NORTH CANTON, OH
MAY 09 – SHAKY BOOTS FESTIVAL – ATLANTA, GA
JUL 18 – BIG SKY MUSIC FESTIVAL – ORO-MEDONTE, ON

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