Lucinda Williams‘ classic 1998 album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road turns 20 this year, and the songwriter has just announced a short string of fall tour dates to celebrate the milestone. Most of the shows will be throughout the northeast, and the first stop on the tour is just outside of Philadelphia, at Collingswood, NJ’s Scottish Rite Auditorium on November 2. Joined by her band Buick 6, Williams will play the album in its entirety, as well as a second set drawing from her other work.
A defining album of the Americana genre, Car Wheels was released on June 30, 1998, and fans and fellow musicians alike have been paying it tribute all year. Last month, Philly’s own Slaughter Beach, Dog released a cover of “Drunken Angel,” and before that, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield (who has been known to include a cover of “Greenville” in her live sets) shared a thoughtful essay with Stereogum about the Car Wheels‘ influence. Lucinda herself, along with the album’s producer Steve Earle, spoke to its legacy shared the story of its making in an interview with Billboard.
Listen to Car Wheels On A Gravel Road below. Tickets go on sale August 23; find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road 20th anniversary tour dates:
November 2 – Collingswood, NJ – Scottish Rite Auditorium
November 3 – Northampton, MA – The Calvin Theatre
November 5-6 – Boston, MA – The Paradise
November 7 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre
November 9 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
November 10 – Norwalk, CT – Wall Street Theater
November 11 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House
November 13 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
November 14 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
November 16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
November 17 – Berwyn, IL – FitzGerald’s
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