Sturgill Simpson / Tyler Childers Top Touring Charts – Sell Out Arenas

For years people played the musical version of fantasy football in their minds by pairing up tour partners like Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson, Cody Jinks and Tyler Childers, or Tyler Childers and Sturgill Simpson, sure that if anyone had the guts to put a bill like that together, it could possibly sell out arenas. But nobody saw this coming. Not only have multiple dates on the Sturgill Simpson/Tyler Childers “A Good Look’n Tour” sold out already, more dates continue to be added to keep up with demand. If anything, the tour is much bigger than promoters originally anticipated.

Underscoring this is the fact that Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers are currently topping the new Bandsintown & Billboard U.S. Top Artists Index. That means a ticket to “A Good Look’n Tour” is one of the hottest ticket in all of music. The tour was #5 on the charts last week during the pre-order period, and now hits #1 as tickets went on sale to the general public during the charting period. The chart positions are tracked as a percentage of growth in overall engagement during a rolling month, including new trackers, ticket clicks, and event RSVPs tabulated by Billboard and Bandsintown. Sturgill Simpson is also #2 on the Global Top Artists Index.

The transition has not been easy for many independent music fans who are used to seeing their favorite artists in theater-sized venues at the worst, and paying $35 for a seat or pit access at the most. Now they’re having to navigate presale hoops and the secondary market to find seats that are the most expensive tickets they’ve ever bought. But the growing pains have done little to stave off demand.

No different than an artist topping albums charts or winning big awards, being able to sell out at the arena level puts this pairing in rare company. CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church is currently on what he’s calling his “Double Down” tour, where he plays consecutive nights at the same venue. Just this last week he played The Anthem in Washington, D.C., selling out both night. The Sturgill Simpson/Tyler Childers combo has already sold out their first night at The Anthem in D.C. on March 15th, with tickets to the second night going fast.

Don’t be surprised if more sell outs are announced for the tour heading into 2020, and as they do, they stretch the limit of touring possibilities for all non radio artists.

A Good Look’n Tour Dates:

February 21 — Birmingham, Alabama – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
February 22 — Asheville, North Carolina – US Cellular Center – SOLD OUT
February 23 — Asheville, North Carolina – US Cellular Center  – SOLD OUT
February 25 — Knoxville, Tennessee – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
February 26 — Knoxville, Tennessee – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
February 28 — Lexington, Kentucky – Rupp Arena
February 29 — Detroit, Michigan – Masonic Temple Theatre – SOLD OUT
March 1 — Detroit, Michigan – Masonic Temple Theatre
March 4 — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Peterson Events Center
March 6 — Charlotte, North Carolina – Spectrum Center
March 7 — Duluth, Georgia – Infinite Energy Center
March 10 — North Charleston, South Carolina – North Charleston Coliseum
March 13 — Hampton, Virginia – Hampton Coliseum
March 14 — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Met Philadelphia
March 15 — Washington, D.C. – Anthem – SOLD OUT
March 16 — Washington, D.C. – Anthem
March 18 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Coca-Cola Coliseum
March 20 — Columbus, Ohio – Nationwide Arena
March 21 — St. Louis, Missouri – Chaifetz Arena
March 22 — Southaven, Mississippi – Landers Center
March 27 — Dallas, Texas – American Airlines Center
March 28 — Austin, Texas – Frank Erwin Center
March 29 — Sugarland, Texas – Smart Financial Centre
April 1 — Independence, Missouri – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
April 3 — Chicago, Illinois – United Center
April 4 — Minneapolis, Minnesota – Armory – SOLD OUT
April 5 — Minneapolis, Minnesota – Armory
April 9 — Omaha, Nebraska – Baxter Arena
April 10 — Madison, Wisconsin – Alliant Energy Center
April 23 — Tulsa, Oklahoma – BOK Center
April 25 — Denver, Colorado – Pepsi Center
April 28 — Salt Lake City, Utah – Maverik Center
April 29 — Missoula, Montana – Adams Center
May 1 — Portland, Oregon – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 2 — George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheatre
May 5 — San Francisco, California – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 6 — San Francisco, California – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – NEW DATE
May 8 — Inglewood, California – The Forum
May 15 — Boston, Massachusetts – TD Garden
May 16 — New York City – Madison Square Garden
May 21 — Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena
May 22 — Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena
May 24 — Louisville, Kentucky – KFC Yum! Center