Corb has his sights set on the American West, and is bringing his “Western Destinations” tour to more than 30 markets starting May 17.
“I’ve been wanting to do a tour like this for years and years, so I’m thrilled that it is finally happening. We’re playing a bunch of places we’ve never been before and it’s long overdue,” he says. “I grew up in a rodeo and ranching family and I write songs about western life, so it makes sense for me to do a tour focused on this part of America. My band and I are really looking forward to these shows.”
Corb embraces his Western heritage through his music, touching on a range of cowboy themes past and present — from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch. “When you come from generations of ranchers and rodeo people, you can’t help but be influenced by the west,” he says.
“Western Destinations” busts out of the chutes at the legendary Miles City Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, MT on May 17, and kicks up dust in 31 cities in 14 states before closing out at the Braun Brothers Reunion in Challis, ID on Aug. 10. Along the way Corb and the band will do four shows with longtime touring and songwriting buddies the Turnpike Troubadours, along with two shows with their good friends Reckless Kelly,
“Western Destinations” also makes a handful of stops in Corb's native Canada, including the Centerfield Music Festival in St. Paul, AB on June 15; Rock the Shores in Colwood, BC, on July 14; and the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede in Medicine Hat, AB, on July 25; with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
Corb set the tone for the tour by personally selecting renowned Montana artist Charlie Russell’s sketch, “Coming to Camp at the Mouth of the Sun River,” as the centrepiece for the tour’s posters and supporting graphics.
The award-winning singer has been praised by Rolling Stone Country, NPR, and the Washington Post, among others, and his music has been featured on the Netflix show The Ranch (including the forthcoming Season 3 premiere). Backed by his longtime honkytonk band, The Hurtin’ Albertans, Corb's live show is a force to be reckoned with. “Like Willie Nelson before them, they bring out the shitkickers and hipsters in equal measure," writes Vegas Seven.
Corb's latest release, “Things That Can’t be Undone,” was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) and further cemented his status as one of the best country singer/songwriters in the business.
Tickets for “Western Destinations” tour dates are on sale now.
May 17 – Bucking Horse Sale – Miles City, MT
May 18 – Hay Camp Brewing Co – Rapid City, SD
May 19 – Sanctuary Events Center – Fargo, ND
May 20 – Bigs Sports Bar and Billiards – Sioux Falls, SD
May 22 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
May 23 – Showboat Saloon – Wisconsin Dells, WI
May 24 – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO (w/ John Anderson)
May 26 – Eckert’s Country Series – Belleville, IL
May 27 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
May 31 – Remington Bar – Whitefish, MT
June 1 – Pine Creek Lodge – Livingston, MT
June 2 – Red, White and Blue Dillon Jaycees Golf Scramble – Dillon, MT
June 15 – Centerfield Music Festival – St. Paul, AB
June 16 – Chris LeDoux Days – Kaycee, WY
July 3 – Greeley Independence Stampede – Greeley, CO
July 6 – The Temporary – Basalt, CO
July 14 – Rock the Shores – Colwood, BC
July 25 – Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede – Medicine Hat, AB
July 26 – Shipping and Receiving – Ft. Worth, TX
July 27 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX (w/ Shooter Jennings and Turnpike Troubadours)
July 28 – WhiteWater Amphitheater – New Braunfels, TX (w/ Shooter Jennings and Turnpike Troubadours)
July 29 – Coupland Dancehall – Coupland, TX
July 31 – Republic Brewing Co – Republic, WA
Aug 1 – Republic Brewing Co – Republic, WA
Aug 2 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA (w/ Reckless Kelly)
Aug 3 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA (w/ Reckless Kelly)
Aug 4 – Back Country Bash – Joseph, OR
Aug 5 – Mission Theater – Portland, OR
Aug 8 – The Old Saloon – Emigrant, MT (w/ Turnpike Troubadours)
Aug 9 – Zoo Montana – Billings, MT (w/ Turnpike Troubadours)
Aug 10 – Braun Brothers Reunion – Challis, ID