The Turnpike Troubadours Have a Big November Planned
The Turnpike Troubadours have a string of shows coming up October 20th-22nd at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, TX, with the Friday and Saturday shows already sold out, and tickets almost gone for Thursday too that was added due to demand. Then they have a benefit show in Raleigh, NC on October 28th with American Aquarium and Elizabeth Cook, then on October 29th they will be in Atlanta for another sold out show.
In early November, The Turnpike Troubadours will be playing in Tuscaloosa, AL at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on November 4th, in Jacksonville, FL on November 5th at Daily’s Place Ampitheater, and then on November 6th they’re headlining the Greenville Country Music Fest in South Carolina.
But after wrapping up these shows, the boys from Oklahoma who will be returning home from touring all around the United States this year after officially reuniting in April at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. Consider it a true homecoming for a band that has earned it, and may just be getting started on what they have in store for the future.
The Turnpike Troubadours will be welcomed home in about the best fashion possible when they become officially inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame on Friday, November 11th at the Muskogee Civic Center. It’s a huge validation for Turnpike after clawing and scratching by for many years, and emerging from personal drama to become one of the biggest acts in all of independent country music at the moment, and proudly representing Oklahoma this entire time.
Going into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame with the Turnpike Troubadours will be a couple of other worthy names. Wade Hayes had a string of big hits in the 90s when signed to Columbia Records, but even when the hits stopped coming on radio, he never really slowed down. Also being inducted is Jim Paul Blair, who was a musician who was also a big booster for Oklahoma music over the years, including acting as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame before passing away in 2020.
Then on Saturday, November 12th, the Turnpike Troubadours will get to celebrate their Hall of Fame induction and homecoming by playing the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. Yes, the Turnpike Troubadours will be playing an arena, with Blackberry Smoke and Morgan Wade opening the show. Not since playing Rodeo Houston has Turnpike played such a large venue.
It will be an important moment for the Turnpike Troubadours, and could be a precursor of bigger things to come. And who knows, maybe we will get a new single from an upcoming album from them soon, if not in November, then perhaps before the end of the year.
October 12, 2022 @ 12:44 pm
Not until a single drops or an album date is released.
October 12, 2022 @ 8:16 pm
Really though. We know the record is in the can. Let it out already.
October 12, 2022 @ 3:18 pm
I mentioned this in another post but I was surprised to see them opening for Dropkick in Boston. I would have really liked to see them headline something where I don’t have to go out into the shit show that is Boston on St Pattys Day.
October 13, 2022 @ 1:23 am
I agree 💯, but I’ll be “taking one for the team” and will be at MGM for the Shit-Show of Dropkicks
October 12, 2022 @ 6:47 pm
Like most “news” articles these days this was nothing more than extremely accessible info compressed and surrounded by ads.
October 12, 2022 @ 7:16 pm
I agree. It’s ridiculous. Could have been worse though. There could have been a paywall or popups.
October 13, 2022 @ 4:04 am
A mention of the fantastic Wade Hayes! If ever a great voice coming from a class act, not to mention a world class Telecaster cowboy, fell squarely into the woulda, coulda, shoulda category – this guy is it. So good to see some recognition for the criminally overlooked.
October 14, 2022 @ 6:10 pm
Wife got tix to the arena show. Not super jazzed about a basketball court concert but love the lineup an we’ll see what happens👍
October 15, 2022 @ 4:47 pm
I would kill to see these guys play with Dropkick Murphys in Boston. Two of my favorite bands and two different genres coming together, hell yeah!!!!!
October 19, 2022 @ 6:50 am
Odds that get added to Mile 0 Fest?
October 19, 2022 @ 8:43 am
I would say the odds are slim, but keep your fingers crossed I guess. The thing is, with the explosion in their popularity since their comeback, I’m just not sure Mile 0 Fest can afford them with the festival’s limited capacity. Same goes with Cody Jinks, and some of the headliners in the past. This has put the fest in a tough position, because it looks like they’re not booking enough headliners, but some previous headliners have grown out of the fest, while other bands like Mike and the Moonpies, and Shane Smith and the Saints have grown into being headliners themselves.
October 19, 2022 @ 8:46 am
Makes sense, it will still be awesome with the lineup as-is. My wife and I are finally attending this year after reading your reviews of the previous iterations.
Great Caesar’s Ghost
October 19, 2022 @ 3:34 pm
Yeah, they’re playing Stagecoach next April. Stagecoach acts typically seem out of Mile 0’s reach. It seems like a different world when we could see Turnpike for $15, and get close to the stage…and party with them afterward. Long gone are those days; some aspects for the better.
October 19, 2022 @ 8:34 am
All I could hear when I saw the headline was that song “Come November” from their old Bossier City album
November 6, 2022 @ 6:54 am
Saw the Jax show last night. Blackberry set acoustic as Brit Turner’s medical issues have returned. All sets (American Aquarium opened) fantastic – Turnpike straight up killed.
November 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am
Sad to hear Brit is still having issues. Was hoping he’d turned a corner. Thanks for the report.