Austin Lucas Announces European and Co-Headlining Tour Dates
Rust Belt troubadour AUSTIN LUCAS, who released his lauded album Immortal Americans in August 2018, is an official showcase artist at AmericanaFest UK 2019. The festival begins on Janaury 29, after which Lucas will embark on a string of European shows in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. On March 5, in Cincinnati, he will begin a co-headlining six-show tour with Vandoliers, and on April 13, will perform at the Annual Lucero Family Block Party in at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee, sharing stages with Blackberry Smoke, Will Hoge, and of course, Lucero. See below for tour dates and ticket links.
Upon relocating back to his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, Lucas began crafting the songs for Immortal Americans--in them he recounted the stories of his youth, where, as an outsider in a small town, he dodged beer cans hurled by passing drivers. As he once more walked the Bloomington streets, he learned to embrace his own fighting spirit again. The album emerged from that period of self-discovery. "My friends and I had to fight for who we were," he remembers of those early days in the Midwest, "and it was an alienating, anxious, and oftentimes scary way to live. This song is about that fight. It goes out to the most marginalized and at-risk human beings who live in our country, all the people who live on the outside of mainstream society and have to fight every day for their identities and for their existence-because those are the true immortal Americans."
1/29-1/30 - AmericanaFest-UK - Official Showcase Artist
2/1 - B-Folk - Rome, Italy*
2/2 - Piano B - Livorno, Italy*
2/3 - The Brews - Punk Rock - Cesenatico, Italy*
2/4 - Zazzabar - Carpi, Italy*
2/5 - Arci Dallò - Castiglione Delle StiviereItaly*
2/6 - Music-House - Graz, Austria
2/7- Jugend- und Kulturhaus TRIEBWERK - Wiener Neustadt, Austria
2/9 - Black Horse - Wels, Austria
2/10 - Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo - Zürich, Switzerland
* w/ Girless