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Steve Earle now on tour (updated dates), played Crystal Ballroom in Portland (pics)

photos by Ryan Barkan

Steve Earle

Steve Earle kicked off his summer tour on June 9th in Seattle and played the Crystal Ballroom in Portland one night later. The pictures in this post are from that show.

It’s Steve’s first full band tour in many years. That band, “the Dukes (and Duchesses)”, includes his wife Allison Moorer who he sings duets with and who plays some of her own material half way through the long show.

“The show comes to an end after about two-and-a-half hours, until the artists return for the first of two encores. Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) open the first encore with the title track of the newly released album and novel, “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive,” a cover of the last song released by Hank Williams before he died.

The first encore ends with Earle’s popular “Guitar Town,” which re-energizes the crowd and sparks a second encore. Once Earle and crew return to the stage again, he slowly picks his guitar while praising President Obama, chastising republican Supreme Court justices and saying “I ain’t no Democrat y’all. I’m well to the left of that.”

This leads into the singalong “Come back Woody Guthrie” tune before three more songs close out the set.

Three hours after taking the stage to start the concert, the 56-year-old Steve Earle is still full of passion for singing and performing. It’s clear he belongs above the crowd, not with them.” [Oregon Music News]

No opener. That’s likely how it will be when the tour finally gets to NYC in September. Tickets are still on sale for the shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Town Hall.

Since we last spoke Steve has also added a bunch of dates. All of them with more pictures from Oregon, below…

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Steve Earle — full band 2011 Tour Dates
June 16 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, CO
June 18 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
June 19 Esplanade Arts & Heritage Center Medicine Hat, AB
June 20 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB
June 22 Gold Eagle Casino Northern Battleford, SK
June 23 Living Sky Casino Swift Current, SK
June 24 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB
June 26 The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts Vancouver, BC
June 28 Port Theatre Nanaimo, BC
June 29 Royal Theatre Victoria, BC
July 1 John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts Eugene, OR
July 3 Performing Arts Center Carbondale, CO
July 6 House of Blues Houston, TX
July 7 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
July 8 Gruene Hall New Braunfels, TX
July 9 Billy Bob’s Fort Worth, TX
July 11 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
July 12 Saenger Theater Mobile, AL
July 14 Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center Birmingham, AL
July 15 Botanical Gardens Atlanta, GA
July 16 Master Musicians Festival Somerset, KY
July 17 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN
July 19 Vic Theatre Chicago,IL
July 20 Barrymore Theater Madison, WI
July 22 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI
July 23 Pantages Theatre Minneapolis, MN
July 24 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
July 26 Lexington Opera House Lexington, KY
July 27 20th Century Theatre Cincinnati, OH
July 28 Southern Theatre Columbus, OH
July 30 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
July 31 Kent Stage Kent, OH
August 2 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
August 3 The Palace Theatre for Performing Arts Greensburg, PA
August 5 Brewery Ommegang (Americana Festival) Cooperstown, NY
August 6 State Theater Ithaca, NY
August 7 The Capitol Center For the Arts Concord, NH
August 9 Rams Head Annapolis, MD
August 11 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
August 13 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
August 14 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
August 15 Rams Head Annapolis, MD
August 17 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
August 18 Tower Theater Upper Darby, PA
August 20 Molson Ampitheatre Toronto, ONT
August 21 Harro East Theatre & Ballroom Rochester, NY
August 22 State Theatre State College, PA
August 23 Kirby Center for the Performing Arts Wilkes Barre, PA
August 25 Roxy Theatre Owen Sound, ONT
August 27 Grace Hartman Amphitheatre Sudbury, ONT
August 29 Centennial Hall London, ONT
August 30 Academy Theatre Lindsay, ONT
August 31 Grand Theatre Kingston, ONT
September 2 Bearsville Theater Woodstock, NY
September 3 Rhythm and Roots Festival Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI
September 5 Fredericton Playhouse Fredericton, NB
September 6 The Capital Theatre Moncton, NB
September 7 Recebba Cohn Auditorium Halifax, NS
September 8 Membertou Trade and Convention Center Membertou, NS
September 10 Holy Heart Theatre St Johns, NL
September 13 Town Hall New York, NY
September 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
September 16 The National Richmond, VA
September 17 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NC
September 19 Englert Civic Theater Iowa City, IA
September 20 Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
September 21 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, Uptown Theatre
September 23 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
September 24 Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM
September 26 House of Blues-Anaheim Anaheim, CA
September 27 House of Blues-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
September 28 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA

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