Wednesday, March 3, 2010
– Following his tour last year in support of "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo" CD, Steve Martin, once again joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, will embark on a 2010 music tour beginning in April and expected to continue into October.
Martin, better known as a comedian and actor, is touring behind his first ever CD, which won a Grammy for best bluegrass album.
"I am very excited to begin my banjo tour with the Steep Canyon Rangers," said Martin. "It has been a long time dream of mine to travel around the country with a bunch of guys."
Tour dates are:
April 19 Detroit, MI Orchestra Hall of Max M. Fisher Music Center
April 20 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
April 22 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
April 23 St. Louis, Mo Roberts Orpheum Theatre* exclusively available via
KETC-TV until 3/20 Ticketmaster on sale
April 24 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
April 25 Austin, TX Long Center PAC
April 26 Stafford, TX Stafford Center
April 28 Lake Charles, LA Ross Hart Theatre/Fiddlin' Around on the Prairie
April 29 New Orleans, LA Jazz Fest
May 1 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest
June 10 Greenville, SC Peace Center for Performing Arts
June 11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
More dates will be announced.
Martin also will co-host the 82nd Academy Awards on the ABC Television Network on Sunday, March 7 with fellow actor Alec Baldwin.