Turnpike Troubadours Announce New Tour, Launch Album Pre-Order
It’s been a week for the Turnpike Troubadours, that’s for sure. They inadvertently announced their new album A Cat in the Rain on Wednesday (5-3) via a leak on their website, and released their first new song in six years “Mean Old Sun” on Friday. But they aren’t done yet. We finally have the full details of the new album along with physical pre-orders, and a butt load of new tour dates to coincide with all of the other Turnpike news.
The Turnpike Troubadours have been spending the late part of 2022 and the early part of 2023 trying to graduate to an arena act. They were pretty successful when it comes to their home turf of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Arkansas, and Texas. But the band met their Waterloo when they booked Washington DC’s Capitol One Arena.
The DC show was supposed to happen today, Friday May 5th—the same day they were supposed to announce the new album. Neither of those things went as planned. But that doesn’t mean that Turnpike still isn’t on fire and may not end up in arenas coast to coast eventually. For now though, the band appears to be willing to take a more measured approach for their touring schedule.
They’re still playing the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Nebraska in August, which definitely resides in Red Dirt country, as well as some bigger amphitheaters and major festivals throughout the tour. But they’ve also booked out the Ryman Auditorium for two nights, and Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth for three, making sure to still serve their fans those intimate experiences arenas just can’t provide. They’re also coming to DC. It’s just at The Anthem as opposed to Capitol One.
Turnpike will also be bringing along a rather kick ass set of openers that includes Katilin Butts, Hayes Carll, Pony Bradshaw, Lance Roark, Miles Miller, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Muscadine Bloodline, Blackberry Smoke, Morgan Wade, Jason Boland, The Avett Brothers, and more.
One of the bummers about the early leak of the new Turnpike album info is that physical pre-orders weren’t ready to present when the internet was all abuzz. But now they are, and fans can take advantage of CDs and vinyl, including four exclusive colored vinyl editions of A Cat in the Rain.
Pre-order CD from Turnpike
Pre-order Vinyl from Amazon
Pre-order Navy Marble Vinyl from Turnpike
Pre-Order Opaque Tan Vinyl from local record store
Pre-Order Powder Blue Vinyl from Magnolia Record Club
A Cat in the Rain was produced by Shooter Jennings at the FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and Dave’s Room in Los Angeles. It will be released on August 25th.
Tickets for new Turnpike Troubadours shows go on sale Friday, May 12 at 10:00 am local time.
Editor’s Note: This article was composed with absolutely no help from Sacks & Co.
Cat in the Rain TRACK LIST:
1. Mean Old Sun
2. Brought Me
4. Chipping Mill
5. The Rut
6. A Cat in the Rain
7. Black Sky
8. East Side Love Song (Bottoms Up)
9. Three More Days
10. Won’t You Give Me One More Chance
July 21—Redmond, OR—FairWell Festival
July 26—New York, NY—Beacon Theater*
July 27—York, PA—York State Fair
July 29—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
August 10—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium†
August 11—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium‡
August 19—Palmer, AK—Alaska State Fair Inc
August 24—Lincoln, NE—Pinnacle Bank Arena+
August 25—Camdenton, MO—Ozarks Amphitheater§
August 26—Bonner Springs, KS—Azura Amphitheater#
September 3—Marietta, GA—Georgia Country Music Fest
September 15—St. Louis, MO—Enterprise Center^
September 16—Pryor, OK—Born & Raised Festival
September 23—Washington DC—The Anthem**
September 24—Cary, NC—Koka Booth Amphitheatre**
October 1—Memphis, TN—Mempho Music Festival
October 6—Monterey, CA—Rebels & Renegades
October 8—North Charleston, SC—Riverfront Revival Music Festival
October 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Greek Theater††
November 2—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater‡‡
November 3—Tallahassee, FL—Donald L. Tucker Civic Center‡‡
November 4—Orlando, FL—Orlando Amphitheater‡‡
December 28—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s§§
December 29—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s‡
December 30—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s##
*with special guest Hayes Carll
†with special guest Pony Bradshaw
‡with special guest Lance Roark
+with special guests The Avett Brothers and Muscadine Bloodline
§with special guest Muscadine Bloodline
#with special guests The Avett Brothers, Old 97’s and Kaitlin Butts
^with special guests The Avett Brothers and The Wood Brothers
**with special guests Lucero and Reckless Kelly
††with special guest Morgan Wade
‡‡with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Jason Boland & the Stragglers
§§with special guest Ray Wylie Hubbard
##with special guest Miles Miller
May 5, 2023 @ 7:06 pm
Hoping for an upper Midwest date Minnesota or Wisconsin. Really enjoying Mean Old Sun.
May 5, 2023 @ 7:55 pm
I know. I live in Wisconsin and was really hoping they’d be heading this way. Maybe next tour.
May 5, 2023 @ 8:33 pm
There is an Evan Felker solo song called bottoms up that’s been on Spotify for a while. Wondering if it’s a version of what will be on the album.
May 6, 2023 @ 12:02 am
Man I’m so excited about the raleigh show. Turnpike and Lucero are 2 of my favorite bands and adding in Reckless Kelly is just the cherry on top
May 6, 2023 @ 4:54 am
Bottoms Up is on Spotify under Felker. Great song
May 7, 2023 @ 4:40 pm
I wonder if East Side Love Song will be the same song. I kind of forgot about Bottoms Up but immediately remembered once I played it. Great song that can work stripped down or built-up with a band.
May 6, 2023 @ 5:40 am
Anyone have any details on how to access the pre-sale?
May 6, 2023 @ 8:13 am
There’s some pretty great venues and events on that list! Rebels and Renegades in particular; with a lineup like that it’s going to be special.
Can’t help but feel like there’s an explosion in popularity about to happen for Turnpike. I know they’re really getting noticed right now, but I think they are poised to become a true nationally known act.
They completely deserve it. The songs, the musicianship, the live performances, they’ve got it all. In spades. And with the current zeitgeist for authentic music, they’re perfectly positioned to make an impact on a hungry music culture.
May 6, 2023 @ 10:05 am
So, all those people the last couple of weeks, who bitched and moaned about “where is the new music, where is the new music”-will this shut you up? It looks like, last year after reuniting, they did limited touring while writing and recording music-just like everyone else does. Art takes time.
May 6, 2023 @ 11:58 am
Call me old fashioned, but I feel if you write songs about a place (eastern oklahoma/western arkansas) then you should play something more than a festival there. I get it, they want to maximize their audience size/minimize days on the road, but dammit, it feels too commercial for a band that is as real as TT.
May 7, 2023 @ 6:46 am
They shouldn’t be minimizing time on the road. They should be playing shows in every corner of the country at every venue on earth. They were never a big draw outside of Texas Oklahoma. The shows should be about the fans filling their wallets not about whatever this pasted together nonsense is.
May 8, 2023 @ 7:45 am
That is not true I’ve lived in Kansas City and Iowa and they always brought in big crowds whenever they played in those areas.
May 11, 2023 @ 5:27 am
Agreed, I saw them in Minnesota and Illinois and the crowds were huge and sang along to almost every song.
May 7, 2023 @ 1:36 pm
Their first two shows off hiatus were Cain’s Ballroom and they broke the internet trying to sell tickets. Then Billy Bob’s three times. Double tap Red Rocks. Double tap the Ryman. Triple shows at Whitewater Amphitheatre. They out-sold every act at the Houston Rodeo except George Strait. I get it, I’ve been going to Turnpike shows since Stillwater, OK circa 2008 but bruh, they don’t fit those venues anymore. We just saw them at BOK last month, they are a certified arena act now. Build a BOK-size arena in Broken Bow or Mena and I’ll bet you folding money they’ll play there. Right now my family is planning a trip to Ft Worth at the end of the year and thanking the Almighty himself that Turnpike is touring at all.
May 7, 2023 @ 3:14 pm
Totally agree with you and know that I am being unreasonable. Still doesnt change my general orneryness.
May 7, 2023 @ 6:42 am
That’s not even a tour. It’s a collection of clumped together dates.
Ten song album after six years.
This is the most lightweight comeback I’ve ever seen.
May 7, 2023 @ 5:11 pm
With two covers and a song already released by Felker.
Great Caesar’s Ghost
May 9, 2023 @ 10:05 pm
When you consider what Evan Felker bounced back from, it’s a wonder he’s even functional at all.
Frozen Alaskan Beard
May 7, 2023 @ 9:59 am
The Turnpike Troubadours are coming to Alaska.
The Turnpike Troubadours are coming to Alaska.
The Turnpike Troubadours are coming to Alaska.
Can I get a hell yeah? Tickets purchased. Calendar cleared.
May 7, 2023 @ 11:11 am
Excited for the folks in AK.
May 7, 2023 @ 11:14 am
: D the least you can do is send Evan & the boys on their way with some Smoked Alaskan Salmon!
May 7, 2023 @ 4:05 pm
People lamenting that this isn’t a true tour need to know the current circumstances …I really don’t think Felker wants to be on the road at all. He wants to be herding cattle on his new ranch , being a dad, staying off the sauce and probably putting more of his DNA into his very attractive wife ( I know I would if I were him!) . So this is what we get, for now. More than many ever thought we would get
But passion is painful but it’s free
Love is a mean hateful business sometimes.:.
May 10, 2023 @ 12:53 pm
Weird ass comment
May 7, 2023 @ 7:02 pm
Turnpike Troubadours has a new album coming, a couple dozen dates booked in major venues across the country, and a huge amount of momentum.
Who thought three years ago that we might be here? I for one am thankful. One of the best acts of the last decade is producing new music and going on the road to bring it to fans old and new.
Not to mention Evan Felker is in a better place personally. Someone overcoming their personal demons and maturing to where he is now is just more reason to celebrate this.
Sometimes we get what we hope for.
May 11, 2023 @ 2:37 pm
Just added a Saturday (8/12) Ryman show with Butts as the opener.
I happily overpaid.