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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 331,163
Category Blues Rock Electric Guitar, Blues, Blues-rock
Concerts
Apr
11
Capitol Theatre
Davenport
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Apr
12
The Astro
La Vista
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Apr
13
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Prior Lake
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Apr
19
The Canyon @ The Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Oxnard
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Apr
20
SoCal Jazz & Blues Festival 2024
Murrieta
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Apr
27
Delta Blues Explosion - Samantha Fish with Guests
New Orleans
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May
16
MGM Northfield Park Center Stage
Northfield
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May
17
Greektown Casino
Detroit
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May
18
Performance Pavilion Sweetwater
Fort Wayne
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Jul
12
Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino
Lake Charles
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Jul
13
Raising Cane's River Center
Baton Rouge
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Jul
26
Paramount Theatre
Cedar Rapids
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Jul
27
Brown County Music Center
Nashville
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Aug
04
Beacon Theatre
Hopewell
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Aug
06
Tarrytown Music Hall
Tarrytown
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Aug
07
Scottish Rite Auditorium
Collingswood
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Aug
08
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach
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Aug
10
Backroad Blues Festival
Lewiston
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Sep
12
Arcada Theatre
St Charles
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Sep
13
GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Grand Rapids
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Sep
14
The Factory
Chesterfield
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About Kenny Wayne Shepherd
For the last quarter-century, riding shotgun with Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been the greatest road-trip in rock ‘n’ roll. Gone is the young Louisiana gunslinger who erupted onto the early-’90s scene with his burn-it-down guitar solos and gut-punch songcraft. The man he’s become is even more magnetic, still pushing his Fender Strat where others fear to fret, while diving deep into human truths and personal evolution with an honesty that only comes with miles on the clock. If that quarter-century journey has taught Shepherd anything, it’s that there’s no such thing as mission accomplished. A restless creativity has driven Shepherd ever since he taught himself to play guitar at the age of 7. A musician in constant motion, Shepherd has spent his career burning up the highways and crossing continents, bringing his unique style of rock/blues to the world. Like all the great songwriters, Shepherd’s studio catalogue has always been the best way to get to know the reserved musician. His path was set from childhood, as he copped the licks from the records brought home by his radio DJ/Program Director father and was sent reeling from a “life-changing” meeting with Stevie Ray Vaughan to make his own stage debut at the age of 13. With early albums like his Platinum selling Ledbetter Heights, his Platinum selling Trouble Is…, his Gold selling Live On and The Place You’re In, the blues-rock scene hailed its most honest new songwriter and guitar hero with a plethora of awards including two Billboard Music Awards, two Orville H. Gibson Awards and two Grammy nominations. Shepherd continued writing, recording and touring, chronicling the highs and hard times, while dousing his shows with guitar pyrotechnics. “The first five years of my career,” he remembers, “I was on tour non-stop. I’d probably go home for two weeks a year.” The year 2007 brought the ambitious Platinum selling DVD/CD project 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, for which Shepherd received two more Grammy nominations. In the documentary, he and his band traveled throughout the American South to record with such blues icons as B.B. King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. 2010 saw the release of Shepherd’s long-awaited first live album, Live! In Chicago, recorded at Chicago’s House of Blues during the all-star Legends tour supporting 10 Days Out. The live disc debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues chart, marking the 5th time he had a #1 debut as well as receiving yet another Grammy nomination. In 2011, the now seasoned performer and songwriter stopped off to release the acclaimed How I Go and in 2013, Shepherd became one-third of blues-rock supergroup The Rides, with legendary veterans Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash) and Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag). The Rides toured extensively, and have released two acclaimed albums, Can't Get Enough and Pierced Arrow, that further illuminate Shepherd’s depth and proficiency as a songwriter, guitar player and now vocalist. In 2014, the rocket-fueled collaboration covers album, Goin’ Home was introduced and 2017 saw the release of Lay It On Down which was followed by 2019’s The Traveler, which reaches across the battle lines of a planet that has never been so divided and showcases Shepherd’s ever-evolving songwriting. The Traveler also marked the 8th time Shepherd had a release debut at #1 on the Billboard Blues charts. In an industry that's changed drastically over the years, Shepherd’s versatility and drive has served him well. He plans to keep making music and to keep touring, “I don’t have any intention of sitting idly. We're a live band, and when people listen to our records, I want them to hear what we sound like when we play live. I just want to keep moving and keep creating and keep doing what I love – for as long as I possibly can…”
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Genres
Blues Rock Electric Guitar, Blues, Blues-rock
Band members
Joe Krown - Keyboards & B-3, Noah Hunt - Vocals, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Guitar & Vocals, Chris Whipper Layton - Drums
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What fans are saying
Anonymous
4 / 5
Kenny Wayne was amazing! However, they FORCED KWS band to end the show when lightning was striking nearby. An hour later, they allowed Buddy Guy to do his part of the show. I'm glad we got to see Buddy Guy but it was quite obvious he is almost 87. He did more talking than singing and his guitar playing was off. He also used the f-bomb quite a bit. He did bring Kenny out to play with him but by that time we were exhausted....Kenny was amazing but it was a lot of waiting and the weather just did not cooperate.
Sandia Casino Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
Jul 30, 2023
Shawn R
5 / 5
Without a doubt the greatest guitar shows I've seen. The tandem of Kenny's guitar firey guitar prowess and Noahs rich and powerful vocals is just unreal. Spectacular. This line up included a horn section to serve up a complete and colorful performance in partnership with the B3 Hammond. All this standing firmly atop a tight and solid night of bass lines driven by none other than Chris Layton on drums. The mix was clean, well balanced and appropriate volume for the venue. Just an absolutely amazing and satiating night of music...Thank you!
Rogue Theatre Grants Pass, OR
Mar 23, 2022
Mimi
5 / 5
Capitol One Hall @ Tysons Virginia We love KWS and were very excited to go to this event. The venue is beautiful! The acoustics were amazing. The seats in the “theatre style” room were very comfortable. My only disappointment was that the show was so short!! Started at 8 and ended at 9:30. I am not sure if concerts in venues like this are typically shorter?? KWS and the Band were outstanding. Definitely recommend seeing a show if you haven’t already!
Capital One Hall Tysons Green, VA
Oct 09, 2023
Clint
4 / 5
KWS did a great job showcasing the band. Mark Pender’s an excellent trumpet player, and Joe Krown was great on the keyboard. Shepherd himself owned up to an accidental shift to the wrong key, and humbly blamed himself! He’s got terrific energy and stage presence, and his solos are always interesting. He did a long announcement for an old ballad that was somewhat underwhelming though… gotta please the crowd. It was an older crowd (self included!), 50-60s who enjoyed great rock blues. KWS announced a new album is on the way.
Revolution Hall Portland, OR
Apr 03, 2022
Brian
5 / 5
KWS always puts on a high-energy show and electrifies the crowd with his signature guitar style. I've seen KWS 6 times since 1999 at the NYC BB King Blues Festival and this specific show was right up there at the top of his performances and stage presence. The addition of the keyboardist Joe Krown, trumpet player Mark Pender and saxophonist Joe Sublett elevated their sound to new heights. Can't wait to see them again with their reported new music.... hoping for a release in 2023.
Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
Apr 16, 2022
JOEL
5 / 5
Kenny was amazing. Probably the best concert we've ever been to. We will see him again any time he's close to our area. Eric Gales is an amazing guitarist but it was too loud for us and not quite our style. Still it was heart-warming to see the friendship and respect between Kenny and Eric. We've introduced a couple of our friends to KWS and he now has a couple new fans. Thank you KWS for your mind-blowing performance.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Fort Myers, FL
Feb 09, 2024
Rick
4 / 5
The show was great and the sound sounded very good. We had a disabled parking permit. What a cluster... No one had a clue whether there were any slots left or where they were. After some consternation we finally found a spot.Not sure what can be done but people walking around during the show was the worst I've ever experienced. Not sure why a bunch of old farts like me would be wandering around so much.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA
May 29, 2023
Vickie
5 / 5
The bands, were spectacular. King fish, aamazing! KwS phenominal as usual. Buddy Guy's guitar too loud, sound people had his volume much higher than anyone else in the band, it drowned out everyone else. I was quite upset that my tickets I printed out said Kingfish started at 7:30 but he had already started playing when we arrived at 6:50. Then I checked the website which said 6:30. I.purchased my ticked back in July, and printed them out.
Elmwood Park Roanoke, VA
Aug 22, 2022
Heather
5 / 5
What a fantastic show! Between the intimate peeks in his personal life with videos from his wedding / family /past and music that rocked so hard for hours, the entire album of Trouble Is and new tunes they’ve been working on, it was super rad and one hundred percent satisfied. Every member of this band is so talented, performed with all they have and created memories for me that I’ll remember for years to come!
House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
Jul 16, 2022
Randy
5 / 5
First time seeing KWS , absolutely phenomenal!! As was Aly Venabal ....nice venue as well , it's nice too know that KWS are keeping the blues alive and well,and to see Aly with her own style was Mind-blowing.....also seeing Chris Layton on drums!!!! Fantastic, hadn't seen Chris since I saw with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.... I Will definitely go and see these artists again and anybody that's doing the Blues circut.
Turlock Community Theatre Turlock, CA
Aug 07, 2023
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Tour Cities
Hopewell, VA Tarrytown, NY Prior Lake, MN Collingswood, NJ Cedar Rapids, IA New Orleans, LA La Vista, NE Grand Rapids, MI Lewiston, NY Fort Wayne, IN Chesterfield, MO Nashville, IN Davenport, IA Lake Charles, LA Murrieta, CA Hampton Beach, NH Oxnard, CA Northfield, OH Baton Rouge, LA Detroit, MI Saint Charles, IL

Frequently Asked Questions About Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Kenny Wayne Shepherd on tour?

Yes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd tour is scheduled for 21 dates across 21 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Kenny Wayne Shepherd scheduled to play?

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is scheduled to play 21 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Kenny Wayne Shepherd tour start?

Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s tour starts Apr 11, 2024 and ends on Sep 14, 2024. They will play 21 cities; their most recent concert was held in Davenport at Capitol Theatre and their next upcoming concert will be in Tarrytown at Tarrytown Music Hall.

What venues is Kenny Wayne Shepherd performing at?

As part of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd tour, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 11 - Davenport, IA @ Capitol Theatre
Apr 12 - La Vista, NE @ The Astro
Apr 13 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Apr 19 - Oxnard, CA @ The Canyon @ The Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Apr 20 - Murrieta, CA @ Murrieta Town Square Amphitheater
Apr 27 - New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans
May 16 - Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield Park Center Stage
May 17 - Detroit, MI @ Greektown Casino
May 18 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Performance Pavilion Sweetwater
Jul 12 - Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino
Jul 13 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Cane's River Center
Jul 26 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Paramount Theatre
Jul 27 - Nashville, IN @ Brown County Music Center
Aug 04 - Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre
Aug 06 - Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Aug 07 - Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Aug 08 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug 10 - Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
Sep 12 - St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
Sep 13 - Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Sep 14 - Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory
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