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Sturgill Simpson Reveals 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth' Tracklist with Nirvana Cover & Tour Dates

by Carolyn Menyes   Mar 4, 2016 15:29 PM EST

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On Thursday (March 3), Sturgill Simpson announced his new album A Sailor's Guide to Earth with his roaring new single "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)." Just one day later, the country renegade fully detailed his Metamodern Sounds in Country Music follow-up with a full nine-song tracklist and a slew of spring tour date.

And, of course, the new album features a Nirvana cover.

According to Music Row, Simpson's new album is set to be released on April 15. The new project is set to feature nine new tracks, including "Brace for Impact," "Welcome to Earth," "All Around You" and "Call to Arms."

In signature Simpson style, A Sailor's Guide to Earth will also feature a cover; this time around he's tackling Nirvana's Nevermind single "In Bloom." In the past, Simpson has covered "The Promise" and "Poor Rambler" on his studio efforts.

A Sailor's Guide to Earth Tracklist:

01. Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
02. Breakers Roar
03. Keep It Between the Lines
04. Sea Strories
05. In Bloom
06. Brace for Impact (Live a Little)
07. All Around You
08. Oh Sarah
09. Call to Arms

Simpson is due to follow-up the release of A Sailor's Guide to Earth with a short U.S. tour. Set to kick off on May 5 and 6 with back-to-back shows at Austin City Limits. Simpson will also hit up Lexington, Chicago, Houston and more before wrapping up the short tour on June 5 in Minneapolis.

Sturgill Simpson 2016 Tour Dates:

05/05-06: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
05/07: Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
05/10: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/11: Oklahoma City, OK @ Criterion Theater
05/16-17: Lexington, KY @ Lexington Opera House
05/18: Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theater
05/20: Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
05/21: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room - Old National Centre
05/22: Louisville, KY @ Louisvile Palace
06/02: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
06/03: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
06/04: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
06/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

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