Sturgill Simpson added to Walmart AMP lineup

Sturgill Simpson / Courtesy photo

What would you say if we told you that Sturgill Simpson is playing music again, and will be coming to town for a show at the Walmart AMP this fall? We ask, because that’s exactly what’s about to happen.

The artist this week announced plans for a new album under the name Johnny Blues Skies, and a fall tour that will make its way to the Walmart AMP on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Simpson had previously vowed to only release five albums under his given name and that his 2021 release The Ballad of Dood and Juanita would be “the last Sturgill record,” but with the new moniker, looks like he found a loophole.

The new record will be called Passage Du Desir, and is due out on his independent label High Top Mountain Records July 12.

Registration for artist pre-sale tickets is open from now until Monday, June 10. To sign up, visit sturgillsimpsonlive.com to get early access.

Tickets to the show at the AMP range from $49.50-$129.50, and will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 14. To purchase, visit amptickets.com.


AMP 2024 Schedule

April 26 – Hozier / Allison Russell
April 27 – Riley Green / Tracy Lawrence / Ella Langley
May 1 – Greta Van Fleet / Geese
May 2 – Needtobreathe / Judah & the Lion
May 3 – Parker McCollum / Corey Kent / Catie Offerman
May 10 – Brooks & Dunn / David Lee Murphy / Earnest
May 11 – Whiskey Meyers / Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real / Reid Haughton
May 18 – 21 Savage / J.I.D / Nardo Wick / 21 Lil Harold
May 30 – HARDY / Kip Moore / Travis Denning / Stephen Wilson Jr.
May 31 – Hootie & the Blowfish / Collective Soul / Edwin McCain
June 3 – Maggie Rogers / The Japanese House
June 8 – Dierks Bentley / Chase Rice / Zach Top
June 19 – Foreigner / Styx
June 26 – New Kids on the Block / Paula Abdul / DJ Jazzy Jeff
June 27 – Bert Kreischer’s Fully Loaded Comedy Festival
June 28 – Pixies / Modest Mouse / Cat Power
July 2 – Sarah McLachlan / Feist
July 4 – Fireworks Spectacular with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
July 6 – The Doobie Brothers
July 15 – Cage The Elephant / Young the Giant / Bakar
July 17 – Niall Horan
July 19 – Kidz Bop Live
July 21 – Tate McRae
July 28 – Hawthorne Heights / Is For Lovers / Thursday / Anberlin & more
July 29 – Lindsey Stirling / Walk Off the Earth
July 31 – Third Eye Blind / Yellowcard / ARIZONA
Aug. 2 – Megadeth / Mudvayne / All That Remains
Aug. 4 – Barbie The Movie: In Concert
Aug. 8 – Halestorm / I Prevail / Hollywood Undead / Fit for a King
Aug. 10 – Lainey Wilson / Ian Munsick / Zach Top
Aug. 13 – Five Finger Death Punch / Marilyn Manson / Slaughter to Prevail
Aug. 14 – Lauren Daigle / Blessing Offor
Aug. – Jane’s Addiction / Love and Rockets
Aug. 24 – Live / Stone Temple Pilots / Soul Asylum
Aug. 25 – Sammy Hagar / Loverboy
Aug. 29 – Dan + Shay / Jake Owen / Dylan Marlowe
Sept. 1 – Glass Animals / Eyedress
Sept. 6 – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Sept. 10 – Creed / Daughtry / Finger Eleven
Sept. 17 – Rob Zombie / Alice Cooper / Ministry / Filter
Sept. 19 – Ivan Cornejo
Oct. 3 – Justin Moore / Randy Houser
Oct. 5 – Melissa Etheridge / Jewell
Oct. 9 – Sturgill Simpson
Oct. 10 – Meghan Trainor / Paul Russell / Chris Olsen
Oct. 29 – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / Gregory Alan Isakov