Australian rocker Courtney Barnett has announced a batch of solo tour dates set for early next year. The intimate run will mark Barnett’s first-ever solo run in the U.S.
As a press release announcing the tour notes, “These shows represent something of a return to formative years for Barnett, a journey back to basics. After all, this is the mode where Barnett developed and refined her extraordinary word-play and poetry before taking it to the world.”
Barnett’s early 2020 run of shows will begin with her scheduled appearance at Wilco‘s Sky Blue Sky Mexican destination event at at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya followed by a pair of dates supporting Brandi Carlile at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on January 20th & 21st. Barnett’s run of headlining solo performances will begin with a show at The Queen in Wilmington, DE on January 23rd, followed by scheduled shows at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY (1/25); The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh, PA (1/27); Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA (1/31); and the Fremont Theater in San Louis Obispo, CA (2/1), to name a few. The tour will come to a close following a show at the Redwood Barn in Sonoma, CA on February 2nd.
Each show along the tour will feature Barnett performing alone on stage accompanied by nothing but her guitar for more of stripped-down rock experience. Barnett will be joined in support throughout her headlining run by Hachiku.
Barnett has been one of the more popular names amongst the indie rock community since the 2015 release of her sophomore album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit. Her most recent studio album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, arrived in May 2018.
Tickets for the winter 2020 solo performances will go on sale this Friday, September 6th, at 10 a.m. Local. Head to Barnett’s website for more info.