Steve Earle & The Dukes are coming to Music in the Zoo on 7/30


Steve Earle’s  album “Guitar Town” earned him 2 Grammy nominations and made it into Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Records of All Time. Now the acclaimed singer is following up with “So You Wannabe An Outlaw” and his tour promoting it is coming to the MN Zoo as part of the Music in the Zoo series. Some Tickets are still available HERE

Opening for him will be the Mastersons and Minnesota’s Cactus Blossoms.

Throughout his more than 30-year career, Earle has mined the rich veins of American roots music from country to rock and roll, folk and rockabilly. On his 16th studio album of his singular career, Terraplane, Earle pays tribute to the blues, influenced by the blues giants he saw growing up in Texas – Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Johnny Winter, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Canned Heat and Billy Gibbons. Recorded in Nashville by Ray Kennedy and produced by R.S. Field, the inspired collection is his homage to the music that he calls “the commonest of human experience, perhaps the only thing that we all truly share” and a record he has wanted to make for a long time. Over 11 original tracks, Earle and his longstanding band The Dukes traverse various forms of the blues – from the Texas roadhouse blues of opener “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” to the acoustic blues of “Ain’t Nobody’s Daddy Now” and the Chicago blues of “The Usual Time to the pre-war blues of “Baby’s Just As Mean As Me,” a duet with Eleanor Whitmore.

Tour Dates:

Jul 18 Birchmere Alexandria, VA

Jul 20 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH

Jul 21 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

Jul 22 Peoples Bank Theater Marietta, OH

Jul 23 Kent Stage Kent, OH

Jul 25 Old Town School of Folk Chicago, IL

Jul 26 Old Town School of Folk Chicago, IL

Jul 28 Shooting Star Casino-Mustang Lounge Mahnomen, MN

Jul 29 Surf Ballroom Clear Lake, IA

Jul 30 Weesner Family Amphitheater @ The Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley, MN

Aug 01 Slowdown Omaha, NE

Aug 03 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO

Aug 04 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO

Aug 05 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT

Aug 07 KiMO Theatre Albuquerque, NM

Aug 08 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ

Aug 10 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA

Aug 11 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA

Aug 12 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA

Aug 14 Revolution Hall Portland, OR

Aug 15 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA

Aug 16 Egyptian Theatre Boise, ID

Aug 18 Zoo Montana Billings, MT

Aug 19 Deadwood Mountain Grand Deadwood, SD