Don’t trust anyone who claims to be a country music fan that doesn’t care for Dwight Yoakam. They’re probably a communist, or a Nazi, or like to torture puppies for pleasure or something, or at least are a Florida Georgia Line fan. Living on Earth with Dwight Yoakam is a constant exercise in coming to grips with the fact that you will never be as cool as Dwight Yoakam. But that’s okay, because you get to live on the same planet as Dwight Yoakam.
Fingers are crossed that 2019 will be a big year for Dwight. He released a couple of singles last May, and surely has a new record due by now. He may even receive a little consideration for the Country Music Hall of Fame this coming year. All of this is wild speculation at the moment though, while we have hard confirmation that he’ll be heading out on tour in 2019, and hitting up the usual haunts of casinos and theaters, squeezing into tight jeans with his Stetson pulled over his eyes, making your wife or girlfriend swoon while crooning out country classics with a caramel voice Johnny Cash once called the greatest ever in country music.
Lucky bastards in Iowa, Minnesota, Arkansas, Texas, the Upper Midwest, West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and the West Coast will be treated to as much Dwightness as they can handle in the early portions of 2019. And if you don’t see a date within spitting distance of you, simmer down, he’ll likely have more dates to come. And if he is coming close to you, don’t screw this up by sitting at home trying to catch up on episodes of Black Mirror on Netflix or something. Get your ass to a show, and live a little for Pete’s sake.
Dwight Yoakam 2019 Tour Dates (So Far):
Jan 17th – Five Flags Center – Dubuque, IA
Jan 18th – Orpheum Theatre – Sioux City, IA
Jan 19th – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN
Jan 20th – The Sanford Center – Bemidji, MN
Feb 14th – Temple Live – Ft. Smith, AR
Feb 15th – Arena Theatre – Houston, TX
Feb 16th – Billy Bob’s Texas – Ft. Worth, TX
Feb 17th – The Theatre at Verizon Arena – North Little Rock, AR
Feb 21st – Sangamon Auditorium – Springfield, IL
Feb 22nd – Firekeepers Casino – Battle Creek, MI
Feb 23rd – Capitol Theatre – Wheeling, WV
Feb 24th – The Clay Center – Charleston, WV
Mar 9th – Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center – Cherokee, NC
May 9th – Turlock Community Theatre – Turlock, CA
May 17th – Whitewater Ampitheater – New Braunfels, TX
May 23rd – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Council Bluffs, IA
Jul 6th – Lazy Rockin’ Stirrup Ranch – LRS Music Festival – Paulina, OR
Sep 12th – Sweetland Ampitheater at Boyd Park – LaGrange, GA