Here in Texas, Koe Wetzel is as much a household name as Morgan Wallen when it comes to country music. It’s sort of a test of whether or not you’re a true Texan – and if you can identify the Stephenville native, then yee haw! And yet, Wetzel’s unique sound is also turning major heads in the mainstream world since the release of “Sellout” in 2020. Now, the punk rock country artist is taking his talents on a major tour.
Wetzel announced the 2022 tour which will begin March 3 in Missouri, culminating in a months-long run that will end July 23 in Texas (he couldn’t have ended it anywhere else).
And while his name may sound familiar – maybe you’re not entirely sure if you’ve heard his music – you can look to “Yellowstone,” where Wetzel’s hit “Keep the Wolves Away” has been featured. His gritty sounds are a fusion of rock and country. The singer plays to his roots and writes about real subject matter, which often involves drugs and drunkenness.
Yet the singer’s truthfulness to himself as an artist draws major props from fellow songwriters and fans. Oftentimes explicit, Wetzel is unapologetically brash.
On his official website, Wetzel writes, “We live what we write, man. I don’t make anything up. Everything I’m singing is true. Authenticity is the most important thing to me. All of the music is me.”
His latest album is a nod to “selling out” by signing with major record label Columbia Records after years of working with local Texas labels.
In addition to his tour dates, the singer will also perform at a number of festivals including Biloxi Crawfish Music Festival, Auburn Rodeo, and Gordy’s HWY30 Music Fest.
You can purchase tickets to the show (which went on sale Jan. 14) here.
Koe Wetzel 2022 Tour Dates
3 — Independence, Mo. @ Cable Dahmer Arena
4 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Chaifetz Arena
5 — Newport, Ky. Promowest Pavilion At Ovation
17 — New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
18 — Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Stage AE
19 — Philadelphia, Penn. @ Franklin Music Hall
24 — Columbia, S.C. @ The Township Auditorium
25 — Silver Spring, Md. @ The Filmore Silver Spring
26 — Columbus, Ohio @ Kemba Live!
31 — Ceder Park, Texas HEB Center
8 — Park City, Kan. @ Hartman Arena
9 — Tulsa, Okla. BOK CenteR15 — Evansville, Ill. @ Ford Center
16 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Knoxville Civic Auditorium
21 — Franklin, Tenn. @ Firstbank Amphitheater
23 — Opelika, [email protected] Auburn Rodeo
24 — Biloxi, Miss. @ Biloxi Crawfish Music Festival
4 — Orlando, Fla. Hard Rock Live Orlando
5 — St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
6 — St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
7 — Pompano Beach, Fla. @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater
11 — Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
12 — Boston, Mass. @ Roadrunner
13 — Wallingford, Conn. @ The Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theatre
14 — Richmond, Va. @ Virginia Credit Union Live!
2 — Tupelo, Miss. @ BanCorpSouth Arena
4 — Orange Beach, Ala. @ The Wharf Amphitheater
10 — Fort Worth, Texas @ Dickies Arena
11 — The Woodlands, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
17 — Amarillo, Texas @ Starlight Ranch
24 — Filer, Ida. @ Fordy’s HWY30 Music Fest
22 — New Brunfels, Texas @ Whitewater Amphitheater
23 — Corpus Christi, Texas @ Concrete Street