Grammy-nominated country trio Midland have announced a US tour in support of their third studio album, The Last Resort: Greetings From, which dropped last week via Big Machine Records. The 13-stop tour kicks off on September 23 at Arizona’s Tucson Arena.
Fans can expect a variety of special guests to be joining Midland along the way, including Jonathan Terrell, Flatland Cavalry, Nikki Lane, Shane Smith & The Saints, and Hailey Whitters. General sale for Midland’s tour begins on May 13 at 10am local time, with more information available via their official website.
Formed in Dripping Springs, TX in 2016, band members Mark Wystrach (lead vocals, guitar), Jess Carson (lead guitarist, vocals), and Cameron Duddy (bassist, vocals) first gained traction following the release of their debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem.” Co-written by Shane McAnally (Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson) and The Brothers Osborne’s guitarist Josh Osborne, (whose writing credits include songs for Tim McGraw and Keith Urban), the song landed on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and earned nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Midland’s debut album, On The Rocks, dropped in September 2017 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 units. Two years later, the country rockers followed with their sophomore album, Let It Roll, in August of 2019.
Ahead of their new record, Midland teased a handful of singles, including the breakup anthem “Longneck Way To Go (feat. Jon Pardi)” and title track “The Last Resort.” Since its release last week, the album has already been met with praise from a variety of outlets, including People Magazine, which called the LP a “fictional place where hangovers are plenty and heartaches linger, where memories resurface and men still have manners, and where the speed of one’s life is forever put in focus.”
“It’s about more than the roots,” Wystrach said in a statement. “Because that makes you think of something that’s buried, which this music shouldn’t be. It’s about creating country music that’s pure in a different kind of way, that draws on some of what’s been left behind but shouldn’t be. Some of these songs are pure Gary Stewart, others are the earliest Eagles stuff when they really were country.”
The Last Resort: Greetings From Tour Dates:
September 23 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Arena w/ Flatland Cavalry
October 12 – Fresno, CA – Big Fresno Fair
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre w/ Nikki Lane; Shane Smith & The Saints
October 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union w/ Jonathan Terrell
October 22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Hailey Whitters; Jonathan Terrell
October 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel w/ Nikki Lane
October 29 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amp w/ Nikki Lane
November 4 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort w/ Jonathan Terrell
November 11 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom w/ Jonathan Terrell
November 12 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center w/ Jonathan Terrell
November 16 – Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theater w/ Jonathan Terrell
November 17 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theatre w/ Jonathan Terrell
November 18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo w/ Jonathan Terrell