Boz Scaggs Sets 2018 Tour, New Album: Listen

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Beloved blue-eyed soul singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs has announced a new album and extensive 2018 tour. Out of the Blues, coming July 27 via Concord Records, was produced by Scaggs and includes vintage classics and originals. (Pre-order the CD here.) Listen to the first release, “Rock and Stick,” below.

Scaggs recently completed a series of spring concert dates. He resumes touring on June 8. (See below.)

After gaining fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and one-time lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, Scaggs earned six solo Top 20 hit singles from 1976 – 1980, including “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle” from the critically acclaimed Silk Degrees. That album reached number two in the U.S. and #1 in many other countries, leading to a sold-out world tour. Although he spent much of the ’80s in retirement, operating San Francisco nightclub Slim’s, he made his comeback in 1988 with the record Other Roads. Since 2010, Scaggs has occasionally been performing with supergroup The Dukes of September alongside Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald.

Out of the Blues follows 2015’s A Fool to Care and 2013’s Memphis. The new album features performances by guitarists Doyle Bramhall II, Ray Parker Jr. and Charlie Sexton, bassist Willie Weeks, drummer Jim Keltner and keyboardist Jim Cox, as well as longtime friend Jack Walroth on guitar, harmonica and percussion.

Listen to “Rock and Stick” from Out of the Blues

Out of the Blues Track Listing

Rock and Stick
I’ve Just Got to Forget You
I’ve Just Got to Know
Radiator 110
Little Miss Night and Day
On the Beach
Down in Virginia
Those Lies
The Feeling is Gone

Related: See where Scaggs ranks in our list of the 12 finest male blue-eyed soul singers

It’s a good bet that concertgoers will see him perform this favorite

Boz Scaggs 2018 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Jun 08 – August, GA – Miller Theater
Jun 11 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater
Jun 13 – North Bethesda, MD – Music Center at Strathmore
Jun 14 – Stamford, CT – Palace Theatre
Jun 16 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Showroom
Jun 17 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
Jun 19 – York, PA – Strand-Capitol PAC
Jun 21 – Niagara Falls, Canada – Avalon Ballroom Theatre
Jun 23 – Rochester, NY – Eastman Theatre
Jun 26 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Jun 28 – Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre
Jun 29 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent
Jul 02 – Montreal, Canada – Theatre Maisonneuve
Jul 04 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Jul 06 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
Jul 10 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Jul 13 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)
Jul 14 – New Buffalo, MI – Silver Creek Event Center

Aug 29 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Sep 01 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
Sep 02 – Littleton, CO – Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Sep 09 – Healdsburg, CA – Rodney Strong Vineyards
Sep 13 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center theatre
Sep 16 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Sep 20 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Sep 26 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts by the Sea
Sep 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
Oct 20 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena (with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band)

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