Steve Earle Guitar Town Deluxe Reissue & Tour

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Steve Earle's Guitar Town, 1986

Steve Earle’s Guitar Town, 1986

Singer-songwriter Steve Earle will see his landmark debut album, Guitar Town, reissued on CD and digital in a deluxe edition via MCA Nashville/UMe on October 14. Guitar Town was released 30 years ago and established the Texan as one of the founding fathers of the Americana genre with its potent mix of blistering rock and outlaw country. Steve Earle remains a trailblazing artist today as well as an author, activist, playwright and more.

The two-disc set will feature the original 1986 album remastered from the original tapes along with a previously unreleased 19-song live show recorded on the Guitar Town tour at the Park West in Chicago in 1986. The set also includes expanded liner notes. Pre-order is available here.

The concert will also be available on its own as a double LP on 180-gram vinyl exclusively here. A remastered vinyl edition was released in May along with Earle’s other MCA studio releases: Exit 0, Copperhead Road and The Hard Way.

Earle will be playing Guitar Town in its entirety at a handful of U.S. shows as well as on an extensive Canadian tour this fall. This past Thursday, ahead of his annual performance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, Earle and his band the Dukes played the album’s 10 cuts at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Later in October, Earle will join Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids for the Lampedusa Concerts for Refugees tour, October 12–21.

Related: Emmylou Harris tribute album out in November

Steve Earle in an early promo photo

Steve Earle in an early promo photo

Steve Earle—Guitar Town 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Disc One – Original Album

Guitar Town
Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left
Hillbilly Highway
Good Ol’ Boy (Gettin’ Tough)
My Old Friend The Blues
Someday
Think It Over
Fearless Heart
Little Rock ‘N’ Roller
Down The Road

Disc Two – Live At Park West, Chicago, Il – August 15, 1986
Guitar Town
Sweet Little ‘66
Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left To Say
Hillbilly Highway
My Old Friend The Blues
Good Ol’ Boy (Getting’ Tough)
Someday
Think It Over
Little Rock ‘N’ Roller
State Trooper
The Week Of Living Dangerously
Angry Young Man
Nowhere Road
Fearless Heart
I Love You Too Much
San Antonio Girl
The Devil’s Right Hand
Down The Road
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Steve Earle – Live At Park West, Chicago, Il – August 15, 1986 Vinyl Edition

Side A
Guitar Town
Sweet Little ‘66
Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left To Say
Hillbilly Highway
My Old Friend The Blues

Side B
Good Ol’ Boy (Getting’ Tough)
Someday
Think It Over
Little Rock ‘N’ Roller

Side C
State Trooper
The Week Of Living Dangerously
Angry Young Man
Nowhere Road
Fearless Heart

Side D
I Love You Too Much
San Antonio Girl
The Devil’s Right Hand
Down The Road
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Steve Earle Tour Dates
October 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts %
October 9 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theater %
October 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Sheldon Concert Hall %
October 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater @
October 13 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater @
October 14 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall @
October 16 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center @
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater @
October 21 – Washington, DC @ Lisner Auditorium @
November 2 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino ^
November 3 – Regina, SK @ Casino Regina-Show Lounge ^
November 4 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre ^
November 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre ^
November 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Music Box ^
November 8 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Center Theatre ^
November 10 – St. Johns, NL @ Holy Heart Theatre ^
November 11 – St. Johns, NL @ Holy Heart Theatre ^
November 13 – Halifax, NS @ Casino Nova Scotia ^
November 14 – Halifax, NS @ Casino Nova Scotia ^
November 16 – Kingston, ON @ The Ale House ^
November 17 – London, ON @ London Music Hall ^
November 18 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Scotia Bank Convention Center ^
December 2 – Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts ^
December 5 – New York, NY @ Town Hall – John Henry’s Friends Benefit w/ Graham Nash, Shawn Colvin, Matt Savage and Steve Earle & The Dukes performing Guitar Town

^ performing Guitar Town
# Steve Earle Solo Acoustic
% Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees w/ Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Milk Carton Kids
@ Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees w/ Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Milk Carton Kids and special guest Robert Plant

Watch the video of “Guitar Town” from 1985

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