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Tyler Childers announces 2nd annual opioid crisis benefit concert w/ Brian Fallon

Healing Appalachia

Tyler Childers recently released his great, psychedelic new album Country Squire (read our review), and now he has announced his second annual “Healing Appalachia” benefit concert with Hope In The Hills, which takes place at the State Fair of West Virginia Fairgrounds in Lewisburg, WV and “raises money for local organizations working to combat the opioid crisis.”

The concert happens September 28 and features appealing direct support from The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon, plus sets by The Gibson Brothers, Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound and Senora May. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/16) at 10 AM.

Here’s more background on the benefit:

As a Lawrence County, KY native, the opioid epidemic is particularly close to Childers, who has witnessed the severe impact of substance abuse on his community. Following last year’s inaugural event, Childers shared, “It was a pretty emotional night, thinking about how we could have filled that field 100 times over with tombstones of all the family, friends, and potential beauty our small towns have lost to opioid addiction. It’s a dark lonely hole any of us could so very easily find ourselves in, attempting to fill the void brought on by depression and a whole slew of other mental illnesses. It’s a cancer on our communities. Most of us are no more than one degree of separation from its impact. It’s our big ugly monster to deal with. Together. We didn’t get here as a region overnight, and we won’t be out of it overnight neither.”

Tyler’s tour included a release show at NYC’s Webster Hall last week, and he’ll also be back for shows on December 14 (sold out) and December 15 (tickets) at Brooklyn Steel. Updated dates are listed, with a video of Tyler’s recent Fallon appearance, below.

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Tyler Childers — 2019 Tour Dates
August 14—Sedalia, MO—Missouri State Fair
August 22-23—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
August 24—Amstelveen, Netherlands—Once in a Blue Moon Festival
August 28—Brighton, UK—The Haunt
August 29—Nottingham, UK—Bodega Social
August 31-September 1—Salisbury, England—End of the Road Festival
September 28 Lewisburg, WV – State Fair Fairgrounds (Healing Appalachia)
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (SOLD OUT)
October 4—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 5—Thackerville, OK—Winstar Casino (SOLD OUT)
October 7—Fayetteville, AR—Town Center (SOLD OUT)
October 8—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
October 11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 14—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
October 15—San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
October 17—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern† (SOLD OUT)
October 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater† (SOLD OUT)
October 20—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
October 21—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
October 22—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom† (SOLD OUT)
October 24—Bend, OR—Bend Concert Series @ Oregon Spirit Distillers†
October 25—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre†
October 26—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory Concert House† (SOLD OUT)
October 29—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre†
October 30—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
October 31—Chicago, IL—Aragon Ballroom†
November 2—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater†
November 3—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue† (SOLD OUT)
November 4—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue† (SOLD OUT)
November 12-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—All the Best Fest
December 5—Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theatre
December 6—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore‡
December 8—Toronto, ON—Rebel‡
December 10—Boston, MA—House of Blues
December 11—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
December 13—Washington, DC—The Anthem
December 14—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
December 15—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
December 18—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz‡ (SOLD OUT)
December 19—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore‡ (SOLD OUT)
December 21—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle‡ (SOLD OUT)
December 22—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle‡ (SOLD OUT)
January 17, 2020—Dublin, Ireland—The Grand Social
January 18, 2020—Manchester, UK—Manchester Academy 2
January 19, 2020—Glasgow, UK—St. Luke’s & The Winged Ox
January 21, 2020—London, UK—O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
January 22, 2020—Nijmegen, Netherlands—Doornroosje
January 24, 2020—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumpehuset
January 26, 2020—Stockholm, Sweden—Slaktkrykan
January 28, 2020—Berlin, Germany—Franz
January 29, 2020—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso Noord
*with Robert Earl Keen
†with Courtney Marie Andrews
‡with Liz Cooper & The Stampede

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