Lyle Lovett Announces Large Band Tour Dates with Leland Sklar

Lyle Lovett Large Band

Photo: Michael Wilson

Singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has announced a lengthy summer tour with his Large Band. The 15-piece ensemble is anchored by the bearded bass master Leland Sklar, who has been working with Lovett for four decades.

“The upcoming performances will feature songs from across Lovett’s extensive catalog, including his latest album, 12th of June, which was produced by Lovett and Chuck Ainlay,” a press release explains. “Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the record further highlights Lovett’s ability to fuse elements of jazz, country, western swing, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.”

Lovett will be on the road with his Acoustic Group (also typically anchored by Sklar) this month. The Large Band dates begin June 22nd in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and will focus mostly on the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. See below for Lovett’s full schedule.

Check out Sklar supporting the song on this Austin City Limits performance of “12th of June”:

Lyle Lovett 2024 Tour Dates:

Mar 20Santa Rosa, CALuther Burbank Center for the Arts*
Mar 21Modesto, CAGallo Center for the Arts*
Mar 22Visalia, CAVisalia Fox Theatre*
Mar 24El Cajon, CAThe Magnolia*
Mar 25Santa Barbara, CALobero Theatre*
Mar 26Bakersfield, CABuck Owens’ Crystal Palace*
Mar 27Bakersfield, CABuck Owens’ Crystal Palace*
May 1Ridgefield, CTRidgefield Playhouse+
May 2Saratoga Springs, NYUniversal Preservation Hall+
May 3New London, CTGarde Arts Center+
May 4Providence, RIThe Strand+
May 6Nashua, NHNashua Center for the Arts+
May 7Boston, MAThe Wilbur+
May 8Gardiner, MEJohnson Hall Opera House+
May 10Great Barrington, MAMahaiwe Performing Arts Center+
May 11Kingston, NYUPAC+
May 12Geneva, NYSmith Opera House+
May 14Red Bank, NJCount Basie Center for the Arts+
May 15Morristown, NJMayo Performing Arts Center+
Jun 22Albuquerque, NMKiva Auditorium‡
Jun 23Telluride, COTelluride Bluegrass Festival‡
Jun 25Omaha, NEThe Astro Amphitheater‡
Jun 26Wichita, KSThe Cotillion‡
Jun 27St. Louis, MOThe Factory‡
Jun 28Kansas City, MOUptown Theater‡
Jun 30Highland Park, ILRavinia~
Jul 1Wausau, WIThe Grand Theater‡
Jul 2Madison, WIOverture Center for the Arts‡
Jul 3Shipshewana, INBlue Gate Performing Arts Center‡
Jul 5Camdenton, MOOzarks Amphitheater‡
Jul 7Aspen, COBelly Up Aspen‡
Jul 9Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre**
Jul 11Ketchum, IDThe Argyos Performing Arts Center‡
Jul 13Forest Grove, ORMcMenamins Grand Lodge‡‡
Jul 14Woodinville, WAChateau Ste. Michelle‡‡
Jul 15Spokane, WAThe Fox Theater‡
Jul 16Bonner, MTKettleHouse Amphitheater‡
Jul 17Bozeman, MTThe ELM‡
Jul 19Minneapolis, MNState Theatre‡
Jul 20Fish Creek, WIDoor Community Auditorium‡
Jul 21Bayfield, WILake Superior Big Top Chautauqua‡
Jul 23Detroit, MIMasonic Cathedral Theatre‡
Jul 25Pittsburgh, PAStage AE‡
Jul 26Huber Heights, OHRose Music Center at The Heights‡
Jul 27Akron, OHGoodyear Theater‡
Jul 28Indianapolis, INEverwise Amphitheater at White River State Park‡
Aug 9Vienna, VAWolf Trap Filene Center^
Sep 19Louisville, KYBourbon & Beyond Festival
Sep 27LaGrange, GASweetland Amphitheatre‡

*Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
+with Lisa Loeb: In Conversation and Song
‡Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
~Lyle Lovett and his Large Band with special guest Clint Black
^Lyle Lovett and his Large Band with special guest Preservation Hall Jazz Band
**Lyle Lovett and his Large Band with special guests Shawn Colvin and KT Tunstall
‡‡Lyle Lovett and his Large Band with special guest The Milk Carton Kids

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