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John Hiatt

John Hiatt Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 189,561
Category Folk Rock, Rock, Singer, Blues, Country, Folk, Songwriter
Concerts
May
03
City Winery St. Louis
St. Louis
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May
05
Space (SOLD OUT)
Evanston
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May
06
Space (SOLD OUT)
Evanston
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May
07
Space (SOLD OUT)
Evanston
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May
09
The Ark (SOLD OUT)
Ann Arbor
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May
10
Carnegie Library of Homestead
Munhall
Tickets
May
11
City Winery New York
New York
Tickets
May
12
Beacon Theatre
Hopewell
Tickets
May
14
The Kent Stage
Kent
Tickets
May
15
Sellersville Theater
Sellersville
Tickets
May
17
Music Box at the Borgata
Atlantic City
Tickets
May
18
The Newton Theatre
Newton
Tickets
May
20
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis
Tickets
May
21
Weinberg Center For the Arts
Frederick
Tickets
May
23
Infinity Music Hall - Hartford
Hartford
Tickets
May
24
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor
Tickets
May
25
City Winery Boston
Boston
Tickets
May
26
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
Tickets
May
28
Waterville Opera House
Waterville
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May
30
The Warehouse at FTC
Fairfield
Tickets
May
31
Tarrytown Music Hall
Tarrytown
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Jun
01
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Westhampton Beach
Tickets
Jun
02
Colonial Theatre Laconia
Laconia
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Jun
04
Kleinhans Music Hall
Buffalo
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Jun
05
Center for the Arts of Homer (SOLD OUT)
Homer
Tickets
Jun
07
Nashua Center for the Arts
Nashua
Tickets
Jun
08
Greenwich Odeum (SOLD OUT)
East Greenwich
Tickets
Jun
09
Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
Newport
Tickets
Jun
10
Birchmere (SOLD OUT)
Alexandria
Tickets
Jun
13
Byers Theatre at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
Sandy Springs
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Jun
14
Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Clearwater
Tickets
Jun
15
Key West Theater
Key West
Tickets
Jun
17
Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites
Pascagoula
Tickets
About John Hiatt
John Hiatt's sales have never quite matched his reputation. Hiatt's songs were covered successfully by everyone from Bonnie Raitt, Ronnie Milsap, and Dr. Feelgood to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, and the Neville Brothers, yet it took him 13 years to reach the charts himself. Of course, it nearly took him that long to find his own style. Hiatt began his solo career in 1974, and over the next decade he ran through a number of different styles from rock & roll to new wave pop before he finally settled on a rootsy fusion of rock & roll, country, blues, and folk with his 1987 album Bring the Family. Though the album didn't set the charts on fire, it became his first album to reach the charts, and several of the songs on the record became hits for other artists, including Raitt and Milsap. Following its success, Hiatt became a reliable hit songwriter for other artists, and he developed a strong cult following that continued to gain strength into the mid-'90s. While he was growing up in his hometown of Indianapolis, IN, John Hiatt played in a number of garage bands. Initially, he was inspired by the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, and the music of those two artists would echo strongly throughout his work. Out of all the bar bands he played with in the late '60s, a group called the White Ducks was the one that received the most attention. Following his high-school graduation, he moved to Nashville at the age of 18, where he landed a job as a songwriter for Tree Publishing. For the next several years, he wrote and performed at local clubs and hotels. Within a few years, his songs were being recorded by several different artists, including Conway Twitty, Tracy Nelson, and Three Dog Night, who took Hiatt's "Sure as I'm Sittin' Here" to number 16 in the summer of 1974. Eventually, his manager secured him an audition at Epic Records, and the label signed him in 1974, releasing his debut album, Hangin' Around the Observatory, later that year. Despite their critical acclaim, neither Hangin' Around the Observatory nor its 1975 follow-up Overcoats sold many copies, and he was dropped by the label. By the end of the year, Tree Publishing had let him go as well. Following his failure in Nashville, Hiatt moved out to California. By the summer of 1978 he had settled in Los Angeles, where began playing in clubs, opening for folk musicians including Leo Kottke. With Kottke's assistance, Hiatt hired a new manager, Denny Bruce, who helped him secure a record contract with MCA Records. Slug Line, his first record for MCA, was released in the summer of 1979. Where his first two records were straight-ahead rock & roll and folk-rock, Slug Line was in the new wave vein of angry English singer/songwriters like Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and Joe Jackson, as if Hiatt was vying for the role of the American angry young man. The new approach earned some strong reviews, yet it failed to generate any sales. Two Bit Monsters, his second MCA album, faced the same situation. Although it was well-received critically upon its 1980 release, it made no impression on the charts, and the label dropped him. Apart from working on Two Bit Monsters, Hiatt spent most of 1980 as a member of Ry Cooder's backing band, playing rhythm guitar on the Borderline album and touring with the guitarist. Hiatt stayed with Cooder throughout 1981, signing a new contract with Geffen Records by the end of the year. Produced by Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex), his Geffen debut All of A Sudden was released in 1982, followed by the Nick Lowe/Scott Matthews & Ron Nagel-produced Riding With the King in 1983. As with his previous records for Epic and MCA, neither of his first two Geffen releases sold well. By this time, Hiatt's personal life was beginning to spin out of control as he was sinking deep into alcoholism. Around the time he completed 1985's Warming Up to the Ice Age, his second wife committed suicide. Following the release of Warming Up to the Ice Age, Hiatt was dropped by Geffen. By the end of 1985, he had entered a rehabilitation program. During 1986, he remarried and signed a new deal with A&M Records. For his A&M debut, Hiatt assembled a small band comprising his former associates Ry Cooder (guitar), Nick Lowe (bass), and Jim Keltner (drums). Recorded over the course of a handful of days, the resulting album, Bring the Family, had a direct, stripped-down rootsy sound that differed greatly from his earlier albums. Upon its summer 1987 release, Bring the Family received the best reviews of his career and, for once, the reviews began to pay off, as the album turned into a cult hit, peaking at 107 on the U.S. charts; it was his first charting album. Hiatt attempted to record a follow-up with Cooder, Lowe, and Keltner, but the musicians failed to agree on the financial terms for the sessions. Undaunted, he recorded an album with John Doe, David Lindley, and Dave Mattacks, but he scrapped the completed project, deciding that the result was too forced. Hiatt's final attempt at recording the follow-up to Bring the Family was orchestrated by veteran producer Glyn Johns, who had him record with his touring band, the Goners. Despite all of the behind-the-scenes troubles behind its recording, the follow-up album, Slow Turning, actually appeared rather quickly, appearing in the summer of 1988. Slow Turning, like Bring the Family before it, received nearly unanimous positive reviews and it was fairly well-received commercially, spending 31 weeks on the U.S. charts and peaking at 98. Within the next year, Hiatt successfully toured throughout America and Europe, strengthening his fan base along the way. Inspired by the success of Hiatt's two A&M albums, Geffen released the compilation Y' All Caught? The Ones That Got Away 1979-85 in 1989. That same year, other artists began digging through Hiatt's catalog of songs, most notably Bonnie Raitt, who covered "Thing Called Love" for her multi-platinum comeback album, Nick of Time. In 1990, Hiatt returned with Stolen Moments, which was nearly as successful as Slow Turning, both critically and commercially. "Bring Back Your Love to Me," an album track from Stolen Moments that was also recorded by Earl Thomas Conley, won BMI's 1991 Country Music Award. By the time "Bring Back Your Love to Me" won that award, it had become a standard practice for artists to cover Hiatt's songs, as artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Ronnie Milsap, Suzy Bogguss, and Iggy Pop all covered his songs in the early '90s. In 1993, Rhino Records released Love Gets Strange: The Songs of John Hiatt, which collected many of the cover versions that were recorded during the '80s and '90s. During 1991, the group that recorded Bring the Family — Hiatt, Cooder, Lowe, and Keltner — re-formed as a band called Little Village, releasing their eponymous debut in early 1992. Based on the success of Bring the Family and Hiatt's A&M albums, expectations for Little Village were quite high, yet the record and its supporting tour were considered a major disappointment. Later, the individual members would agree that the band was a failure, mainly due to conflicting egos. Hiatt decided to back away from the superstar nature of Little Village for his next album, 1993's Perfectly Good Guitar. Recorded in just two weeks with a backing band comprised of members of alternative rock bands School of Fish and Wire Train, the album was looser than any record since Bring the Family, but it didn't quite have the staying power of its two predecessors, spending only 11 weeks on the charts and peaking at number 47. The following year, he released his first live album, Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan? Hiatt left A&M Records after the release of the record, signing with Capitol Records the following year. Walk On, Hiatt's first Capitol album, was recorded during his supporting tour for Perfectly Good Guitar and featured guest appearances by the Jayhawks and Bonnie Raitt. Walk On entered the charts at 48, but slipped off the charts in nine weeks, indicating that his audience had settled into a dedicated cult following. Fittingly, after 1997's Little Head quickly came and went in the marketplace, Hiatt parted ways with Capitol, and his next album, 2000's Crossing Muddy Waters was released on the established independent imprint Vanguard Records. After a second album with Vanguard, The Tiki Bar Is Open, Hiatt alligned himself with another independent label, New West, for the release of his 2003 set Beneath This Gruff Exterior. Master of Disaster, along with CD and DVD versions of Live from Austin, TX followed in 2005.
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Genres
Folk Rock, Rock, Singer, Blues, Country, Folk, Songwriter
Band members
Kenneth Blevins, John Hiatt, Doug Lancio, Dave Ranson, Brandon Young
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What fans are saying
Betsy
5 / 5
John is such a wonderful performer. He always smiles and looks as if he really enjoying be on stage. I don’t think I have ever seen a bad show !!
Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD
Jul 12, 2022
Stacey
5 / 5
Truly amazing show. John played solo for about a half an hour, and then the band joined... they played the entire Slow Turning album and other select favorites. Loved it!
Vilar Performing Arts Center Beaver Creek, CO
Mar 27, 2018
Tomás
5 / 5
Festival bien organizado, y actuación soberbia en todos los sentidos que con su banda The Goners que incluye al gran guitarrista Sonny Lodreth, redondea sus grandes composiciones e interpretaciones.
Huercasa Country Festival Segovia, Spain
Jul 07, 2018
Vickie
3 / 5
He did all songs from his old albums. I would like to have heard more songs off of Terms of My Surrender.
Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
Jan 25, 2018
Terry
5 / 5
excellent John I a very talented entertainer . With all great songs he has written . The venue was awesome too .
Meyer Theatre Green Bay, WI
Oct 24, 2019
John
5 / 5
Fantastic! John Hiatt and Lyle Lovette sitting alone together on stage chatting and playing for well over 2 hours. Great show!
Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
Oct 18, 2022
Jen
4 / 5
It was like a comedy show of two friends on a porch! It was great. The music was too, of course😋
Morrison Center Boise, ID
Apr 07, 2019
Lisa
5 / 5
Fabulous concert, played old and new, John and Sonny Landreth, entire band Rocked! Loved seeing them in Pantages small venue...
Pantages Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Sep 03, 2018
Paul
5 / 5
Outstanding show! Really enjoy his stage performance and of course awesome writing and instrument playing. Highly recommend seeing John Hiatt.
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Charlotte, NC
Nov 29, 2019
Christopher
5 / 5
Acoustic John Hiatt was great. Carried the show with his songs & personality. Different arrangements made the songs seem new.
Montbleu Resort, Casino and Spa Stateline, NV
Jul 02, 2019
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John Hiatt Tour Cities
Evanston, IL Boothbay Harbor, ME Nashua, NH Frederick, MD Waterville, ME Tarrytown, NY St. Louis, MO Laconia, NH Key West, FL Ann Arbor, MI Buffalo, NY Newport, RI Boston, MA New York City, NY Hopewell, VA Pascagoula, MS Rockport, MA Sellersville, PA Alexandria, VA Annapolis, MD Atlantic City, NJ Sandy Springs, GA Westhampton Beach, NY East Greenwich, RI Fairfield, CT Munhall, PA Hartford, CT Clearwater, FL Kent, OH Homer, NY Newton, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions About John Hiatt

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is John Hiatt on tour?

Yes, John Hiatt is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming John Hiatt concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The John Hiatt tour is scheduled for 33 dates across 31 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is John Hiatt scheduled to play?

John Hiatt is scheduled to play 33 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the John Hiatt tour start?

John Hiatt’s tour starts May 03, 2024 and ends on Jun 17, 2024. They will play 31 cities; their most recent concert was held in St. Louis at City Winery St. Louis and their next upcoming concert will be in Boothbay Harbor at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

What venues is John Hiatt performing at?

As part of the John Hiatt tour, John Hiatt is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 03 - St. Louis, MO @ City Winery St. Louis
May 05 - Evanston, IL @ Space
May 06 - Evanston, IL @ Space
May 07 - Evanston, IL @ Space
May 09 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
May 10 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Library of Homestead
May 11 - New York, NY @ City Winery New York
May 12 - Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre
May 14 - Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
May 15 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
May 17 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box at the Borgata
May 18 - Newton, NJ @ The Newton Theatre
May 20 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
May 21 - Frederick, MD @ Weinberg Center For the Arts
May 23 - Hartford, CT @ Infinity Music Hall - Hartford
May 24 - Boothbay Harbor, ME @ The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
May 25 - Boston, MA @ City Winery Boston
May 26 - Rockport, MA @ Shalin Liu Performance Center
May 28 - Waterville, ME @ Waterville Opera House
May 30 - Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse at FTC
May 31 - Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Jun 01 - Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
Jun 02 - Laconia, NH @ Colonial Theatre Laconia
Jun 04 - Buffalo, NY @ Kleinhans Music Hall
Jun 05 - Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer
Jun 07 - Nashua, NH @ Nashua Center for the Arts
Jun 08 - East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum
Jun 09 - Newport, RI @ Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
Jun 10 - Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
Jun 13 - Sandy Springs, GA @ Byers Theatre at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
Jun 14 - Clearwater, FL @ Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Jun 15 - Key West, FL @ Key West Theater
Jun 17 - Pascagoula, MS @ Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites
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