The Mastersons join as special guest
MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin Theatre Trust announced STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES will bring the Copperhead Road 30th Anniversary Tour to Minneapolis at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The Warner Bros. Records artist will celebrate his 1988 release on March 16 in El Dorado, Arkansas through April 15 in Peekskill, New York. The Mastersons will be performing as a special guest.
Earle will be performing Copperhead Road in its entirety and the live set will also include songs from his new album, So You Wanna Be An Outlaw, which Rolling Stone hailed as “an intensely raw and often delightfully clamorous nod to the fellow outliers the young Texan gravitated toward when he arrived in Nashville in 1974.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 9 at noon at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
|Wednesday||March 21||7:30 p.m.||Pantages Theatre||$48.50 and $58.50|
All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.
Copperhead Road is Earle’s third studio album and often referred to as his first “rock record.” The New York Times listed it as one of its recommended “Sounds Around Town” the week it was released and Time Magazine included it in their Critics Choice of the year. Rolling Stone has listed it as one of “50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own,” and said it “established Earle as country’s left-wing conscience.”
The three-time Grammy Award recipient and 14-time Grammy nominee is a cornerstone artist of Americana music. One of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, he has released 16 albums. This past fall, Warner Bros. Records is releasing remastered versions of six of his classic albums, culminating with 1997’s El Corazón on Nov. 24, 2017. His songs have been recorded by such music legends as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Carl Perkins, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill and Joan Baez. He has created such country classics as “When You Fall in Love,” “Guitar Town,” “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left,” “A Far Cry From You” and “Nowhere Road.”
Always musically adventurous, Earle has crafted folk, blues, rock, country, rockabilly and bluegrass recordings. His diverse collaborators have included such notables as The Pogues, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith, The Fairfield Four, The Indigo Girls, Chris Hillman, Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin. He is a longtime social and political activist whose causes have included the abolition of the death penalty and the removal of the Confederate symbol from the Mississippi State flag.
A true Renaissance man, Earle has also become a novelist, a film, TV, and stage actor, playwright, author, record producer and radio host over the course of his thirty year career. Earlier this year, he appeared in the off-Broadway play Samara, for which Earle also wrote the score that The New York Times called “exquisitely subliminal.” He is also in the process of writing his memoirs for future publication. Tune in to Steve Earle’s weekly radio show “Hardcore Troubadour” on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country Channel.
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.