Moreland makes national TV debut tonight
Monday, February 1, 2016
– John Moreland makes his network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.
The show airs at 11:35 p.m. eastern on CBS.
Moreland's current album, "High On Tulsa Heat," was released last April to much praise.
Upcoming Moreland tour dates are:
Feb. 18 The Kessler @ Dallas, TX
Feb. 19 Cactus Cafe @ Austin, TX
Feb. 20 Jack's Bar @ San Antonio, TX
Feb. 22 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Feb. 23 The Troubadour @ Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 25 Tap It Brewing @ San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb. 26 Noise Pop 2016 @ San Francisco, CA
Feb. 28 Doug Fir @ Portland, OR
March 1 Tractor Tavern @ Seattle, WA
March 2 Main Street Studios @ Walla Walla, WA
March 4 The State Room @ Salt Lake City, UT
March 6 Daniels Hall @ Denver, CO
March 8 Barleycorn's @ Wichita, KS
March 10 Peacemaker Music Series @ Fort Smith, AR
April 1 George's Majestic Lounge @ Fayetteville, AR **
April 2 The Castle Theatre @ Bloomington, IN **
April 3 Codfish Hollow Barnstormers @ Maquoketa, IA **
April 5 Orpheum Theater @ Sioux Falls, SD **
April 6 Majestic Theater @ Madison, WI **
April 7 Eccentric Cafe @ Kalamazoo, MI **
April 8 Beachland Ballroom @ Cleveland, OH **
April 9 The Adelphia (at the Gallery) @ Marietta, OH **
April 10 @ Fed Live @ Harrisburg, PA **
April 12 Skully's Music Diner @ Columbus, OH **
April 13-14 Off Broadway @ St. Louis, MO **
June 2-5 Nelsonville Music Festival @ Nelsonville, OH
June 9-12 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival @ Manchester, TN
** With Lucero
CD reviews for John Moreland
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