Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers get behind "Rare Bird"
Comedian/actor/musician Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will hit the tour trail in the coming days in support of Martin's second bluegrass album, "Rare Bird Alert."
Martin and friends kick off the trek with five New York shows, beginning Monday (3/14), followed by theater performances throughout the eastern half of the nation. The 23-date run, which includes a two-night stand in Las Vegas, currently ends with a July 1 show in Chautauqua, NY. More shows will be added in the coming weeks, according to a press release.
On Tuesday (3/15), Martin will release "Rare Bird Alert," the follow-up to his 2009 bluegrass debut, "The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo." Martin took home his first Grammy Award last year for the effort, which won the Best Bluegrass Album category.
Martin and SCR are also scheduled to perform on the talk show circuit next week in support of the album drop. The musicians will take the stage March 16 on the "Late Show with David Letterman," March 17 on "The View" and March 21 on "The Colbert Report."
14 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
15-17 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub
19 - Williamsburg, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
29, 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Mirage Hotel
18 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium
19 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
20 - Charleston, WV - Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
21 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
22 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
24 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
26 - Chattanooga, TN - Memorial Auditorium
27 - White Creek, TN - The Woods at Fontanel
28 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
29 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center
21 - Lexington, KY - Lexington Opera House
22 - Effingham, IL - Effingham Performance Center
23 - Owensboro, KY - Yellow Creek Park
28 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Center Performing Arts Center
30 - Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre
1 - Chautauqua, NY - Chautauqua Amphitheater