Whiskey Myers to Open for The Rolling Stones + MORE
The positive news for the Texas-based Southern Rock band Whiskey Myers just keeps coming. Last summer they received a huge boost in interest and recognition when not just their music, but the band itself was featured in an episode of the Paramount Network’s original series Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner. Whiskey Myers didn’t just receive royalties for the use of their music, it caused their sales to spike. Now they’re getting another big opportunity in front of a massive audience.
Announced Wednesday (6-5), Whiskey Myers has been bestowed the opportunity to open for The Rolling Stones on their massive and recently-rescheduled “No Filter” North American tour. Myers will open for the rock ‘n roll legends at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 25th. To make it happen, they have to reschedule their up coming tour dates June 24th and 25th in Billings and Missoula, MT to November 19th and 20th respectively, but it’s well worth the hassle to open a stadium show for The Rolling Stones. “We can’t wait to open for one of the greatest rock bands of all time,” the band said.
The news comes as Whiskey Myers just returned from Europe where they sold out multiple venues, opening up a new market to Texas-bred Southern rock. “I’m still pinching myself after this past month in Europe,” says lead singer and guitarist Cody Cannon. “We started 12 years ago as best friends playing music in our hometown and never dreamed of anything like this. Now we get to go to these countries where the people might speak a different language, but everyone is still united by our music to the point where sold-out venues are singing every word back to us—that’s magic.”
And that’s not all the news coming from the Whiskey Myers camp. Their song “Deep Down in the South” appears in the recently-released Renée Zellweger-led Netflix series What/If which premiered in May. It’s also been confirmed that three more Whiskey Myers songs will appear in the upcoming 2nd season of Yellwostone premiering June 19th.
Whiskey Myers also recently played the Stagecoach festival to an estimated crowd of 5,000 people under the Palomino tent, and played the Tumbleweed Festival this last weekend, and will host their own Wiggy Thump festival in Palestine, TX this upcoming weekend featuring The Steel Woods and others. The band’s last album, 2016’s Mud helped put Whiskey Myers on the national map, and they’re expected to announce a new album any time now. Stay tuned.
Other names from the roots world also announced as openers on the upcoming Rolling Stones tour include Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Bishop Gunn, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Gary Clark Jr. , and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. See full dates and openers below.
The Rolling Stones Dates & Openers:
June 21 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field – St. Paul & The Broken Bones
June 25 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field – Whiskey Myers
June 29 – Ontario, Canada – Burl’s Creek – The Glorious Sons + The Beaches
July 3 – Washington, DC – FedEx Field – Ghost Hounds
July 7 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium – Gary Clark Jr.
July 14 – New Orleans, LA – Mercedes-Benz Superdome – Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest The Soul Rebels
July 19 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field – The Revivalists
July 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field – Des Rocs
July 27 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium – Bishop Gunn
August 1 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium – The Wombats
August 5 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
August 10 – Denver, CO – Broncos Stadium at Mile High – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
August 14 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
August 18 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s®️ Stadium – Vista Kicks
August 22 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose Bowl – KALEO
August 26 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium – KALEO
August 31 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium – Juanes
June 5, 2019 @ 8:57 am
I was never a fan of all of their songs but liked certain ones. But their mud album is great I’m still listening to it all the time.
I miss Levon,Toy and Ronnie
June 5, 2019 @ 9:12 am
Going to see them again August 23rd, phenomenal live!
June 5, 2019 @ 9:33 am
That’s big. Kudos to the band. Can’t say I’m a big fan though. Their whole sound and vibe is just too over the top for me. Saw ’em live for the first time earlier this year and they remind me of the fake band “Blues Hammer” from the movie Ghost World. Just sort of this aggressive douche-bro caricature. Kept thinking I wished I was watching Blackberry Smoke or the Steel Woods instead.
June 10, 2019 @ 11:51 am
Steel Woods had second billing at Wiggy Thump; I can’t say I was that impressed. Some songs were good, others boring as hell. They butchered a cover of Whipping Post with a weird jam session at the end.
June 5, 2019 @ 9:57 am
I opted for Whitey Morgan over Whiskey Myers back in March (played the same night). In retrospect, that was a mistake.
June 5, 2019 @ 10:55 am
Saw ’em both earlier this year. I enjoyed Whitey Morgan’s show quite a bit more than Whiskey Myers’. Just a matter of taste and preference though, I guess. Whiskey Myers showed a ton of energy, and it looked like the crowd was having a blast. I just don’t like ’em much, is all.
June 5, 2019 @ 1:29 pm
I’ve never seen Whiskey Myers in concert. I will. But Whitey lost the crowd in Morgantown. In my opinion, way too many covers. And not just the covers from the albums. I love his originals. I was accused of being a fan boy during “What Am I Supposed to Do.” But, towards the end of the concert we were back by the very crowded bar making friends. They were definitely regulated to background noise. It was disappointing.
June 5, 2019 @ 1:50 pm
Yeah, I can see how that could happen. Credit where it’s due, at the shows I attended, Whiskey Myers had their crowd (a bigger crowd at that) whipped up in much more of a frenzy than Whitey, comparatively.
I saw Cody Jinks in the same venue as Whitey a few months earlier and he seemed to have a bigger and more engaged crowd too. Might be the fact that Whitey just keeps a steady chugging pace to his show, without a lot of peaks or valleys. A bit lower in energy, maybe. Still, for whatever reason, I had a blast at Whitey’s show (two of ’em this year actually), more so than the others. Matter of preference and perception, I guess.
June 6, 2019 @ 7:37 am
Ya know I know what you guys are saying. When Whitey played the smaller venues here like The Brauerhouse (twice) where it’s more of packed dingy bar atmosphere to 500 he came across and held the crowd better than when I saw him at the bigger venue in the city Thalia Hall (capacity 1200) where he only drew about 350. A half empty venue doesn’t help any performer. Yep Whitey chugs along where as Cody has several gears. I’d probably still go see Whitey over Whiskey Meyer on the same night all other things being equal. I know I’ll have a great time drinkin and singing at a smaller Whitey show.
June 5, 2019 @ 11:23 am
Tough call either way for me, though I would probably go with Whitey.
June 5, 2019 @ 11:53 am
I found Whiskey Meyers from Yellowstone. Love the band. Saw him in Buckhead, Georgia the end of last year. Will be seeing them in July at the Shed in Meryville, TN. He is Awesome! He needs to do a show with Blackberry Smoke.
June 5, 2019 @ 12:03 pm
I’ve seen them 2-3 times now. They’re awesome live!
June 5, 2019 @ 12:04 pm
Saw them at Tumbleweed. I’m not a huge WM fan but the new song “Still Just a Bitch in My Book” was smokin’. Reminds me a lot of the Stones, as a matter of fact.
June 6, 2019 @ 9:46 pm
East Texas boys who grew up in the 90’s know they got that phrase from Lil’ Troy’s H-town classic Sittin’ Fat Down South.
“Met her at a bar outside a little part of Texas…”
Now I really wanna karaoke the shit out of that song…and Wanna Be a Balla’. R.I.P. Fat Pat
Seth of Lampasas
June 6, 2019 @ 10:13 pm
Damn wtf…R.I.P. Big T, Lil’ Will, and Big H.A.W.K. too.
June 5, 2019 @ 1:10 pm
The boys can go live they are phenomenal live good for WM!
June 5, 2019 @ 1:15 pm
I’ve seen Whiskey Myers half a dozen times, have plans to see them again.
Their catalog grows on you. Which I think is a great quality.
They definitely aren’t the same live since the keyboard, fiddle, sax player guy left though (can’t remember his name).
He really added to the sound IMO.
They are just a fun band. Very friendly as well.
All the power to them
June 5, 2019 @ 1:54 pm
At least they still have their crazy cowbell percussionist guy, right? That guy did his crazy cowbell solo dance thing at the show I attended earlier this year and the crowd went absolutely nuts for it.
June 10, 2019 @ 11:50 am
June 5, 2019 @ 2:37 pm
Whiskey Myers are amazing in concert.. hands down!!
June 5, 2019 @ 4:16 pm
Awesome. I saw them at Tumbleweed also and they were great I thought. Great lead in to Marshall Tucker who killed it.
June 5, 2019 @ 5:03 pm
I saw Whiskey Myers at MusicFest a few years back. Absolutely sensational live act.
June 6, 2019 @ 2:12 am
Saw them in Milan,Italy last month for the first time, the sound was not perfect and the singer had some trouble with his voice/pitch. That said they’re a great band , love their records even if BBS still do it better in my book.
PS= the crazy cowbell guy was there!!
June 6, 2019 @ 5:00 am
Firewater is the best album released this century and their live shows are phenomenal. If you don’t like Whiskey Meyers, you probably love Kane Brown.
June 10, 2019 @ 11:49 am
Ha! I’ve seen both this year, Kane at his ACL taping, and WM at Wiggy Thump; the latter for the second year, and at a sponsor’s table. Lot of room in the world for different music.
June 6, 2019 @ 11:56 am
Every time I read someone’s comment of not liking Whiskey Myers I assume they likely haven’t given them much of a chance or are too cool for a band with a little mainstream success.
June 7, 2019 @ 7:50 am
Absolutely love this for the band, not the folks that already planned to see them..A great live band.Saw them many times and plan on seeing them many more times…
June 18, 2019 @ 4:21 am
Headlining Roostertail in Madison Indiana July 6th. They’re gonna burn it down.