Sturgill Simpson. Photo by: Reto Sterchi
Sturgill Simpson. Photo by: Reto Sterchi

A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, Sells 55,000 units in its First Week

Sturgill Simpson recent album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth has captured the attention of people worldwide. He shared ‘All Around You’ on Jimmy Fallon in late July.

He is currently touring the globe with sold out shows in intimate venues across the United States. Simpson will be performing at Farm Aid in September, and will be performing two sold out shows in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium in late October.


Simpson is originally from Jackson, Kentucky. His soulful blend of rock and country has been on fire this year. Simpson’s latest album was recorded primarily at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe. Sturgill Simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prine, “Cowboy” Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan.

Watch his recent performance on Jimmy Fallon, and catch his music live on the road.

Tour Dates 

Date | Location | Venue
August 4—Montreal, QC—Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
August 5—London, ON—Centennial Hall
August 6 & 7—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall
August 9—Green Bay, WI—Meyer Theatre (SOLD OUT)
August 10—Fargo, ND—Fargo Theatre (SOLD OUT)
August 11—Winnipeg, MB—Burton Cummings Theatre
August 13—Saskatoon, SK—O’Brians Event Centre
August 14—Edmonton, AB—Union Hall
August 16—Calgary, AB—MacEwan Hall
August 18 & 19—Vancouver, BC—Vogue Theatre
August 20—Victoria, BC—Royal Theatre
September 9—New Orleans, LA—Saenger Theatre (SOLD OUT)
September 10—Memphis, TN—Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT)
September 11—Birmingham, AL—Alabama Theatre (SOLD OUT)
September 14—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
September 15—Ashland, KY—Paramount Arts Center (SOLD OUT)
September 16—Charlottesville, VA—nTelos Wireless Pavilion
September 17—Bristow, VA—Farm Aid
September 22—Hamburg, Germany—Reeperbahn Festival
September 23—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso
October 7—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
October 8—Brooklyn, NY—Kings Theatre (SOLD OUT)
October 9—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre
October 11—Washington, DC—DAR Constitution Hall
October 13—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre
October 14—Cleveland, OH—Masonic Auditorium
October 15—Munhall, PA—Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead (SOLD OUT)
October 28—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
October 29—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium (SOLD OUT)
November 1—Kansas City, MO—Midland Theatre
November 2—Des Moines, IA—Hoyt Sherman Place Theater (SOLD OUT)
November 4—Denver, CO—Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 5—Denver, CO—Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 6—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater (SOLD OUT)
November 8—Missoula, MT—The Wilma Theater (SOLD OUT)
November 9—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory Concert House
November 11—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre
November 12—Portland, OR—Keller Auditorium
November 13—Redding, CA—Cascade Theatre
November 15—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern
November 16—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern
November 18—Bakersfield, CA—Fox Theater
November 19—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater (SOLD OUT)
November 20—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater
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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.