Steve Martin scheduled for Country Music Awards, full tour dates released

Steve Martin is scheduled to perform on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network for the Country Music Awards.

Grammy and Emmy winning actor/comedian/musician and bestselling author Steve Martin will perform on the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Martin will showcase the banjo on a unique collaboration with ACM "Vocal Group of the Year" nominees Rascal Flatts during a performance of their new single "Banjo." The Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers have also added extensive dates to their North American summer tour in support of their GRAMMY nominated album, Rare Bird Alert (Rounder).

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers will perform at a range of venues this summer from intimate concert halls to major amphitheatres and music festivals.

They'll kick off their 35-city summer trek in Indio, CA at Stagecoach Festival on April 28 and make stops at some of the most prestigious venues across the country including Red Rocks Amphitheater with Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys and Arlo Guthrie, the Ravinia Pavilion, The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Ottawa Jazz Festival among others. The tour runs through September 1 ending in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre.

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have embarked on four widely acclaimed tours and have delighted audiences at Bonnaroo, New Orleans' Jazzfest and The Newport Folk Festival among others. The OC Register said "what's so heartening and wonderful to see is Steve Martin back on stage, doing both things he does best - playing banjo and being funny."

Martin was recently featured on NPR Morning Edition to discuss his best-selling book The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.: The Tweets of Steve Martin and discuss the upcoming tour. Listen to that interview HERE.

Rare Bird Alert features 13 Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of "King Tut," and special guest vocals from Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks. Martin co-wrote two songs from the album with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rare Bird Alert was produced by Tony Trischka and released on Rounder Records.


Date                 City                                          Venue

April 28             Indio, CA                                  Stagecoach

April 29             Santa Barbara, CA                    The Granada

May 22             Hanover, NH                             Spaulding Auditorium

May 23             Burlington, VT                           Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

May 24             Sudbury, ON                             Sudbury Arena

May 25             Lancaster, PA                           American Music Theatre

May 26             Brookville, NY                           Tilles Center For the Performing Arts

May 27             Cumberland, MD                       Allegany County Fairgrounds

May 29             Boston, MA                              Symphony Hall

May 30             Boston, MA                              Symphony Hall

May 31             Boston, MA                              Symphony Hall

June 1              Staten Island, NY                      St. George Theatre

June 2              Charlottesville, VA                     nTelos Wireless Pavilion

June 3              Durham, NC      Durham             Performing Arts Center

June 20             Little Rock, AR                          Robinson Center Auditorium

June 21             Kansas City, MO                       Midland Theatre

June 22             Sioux City, IA                            Orpheum Theatre

June 23             Des Moines, IA                         Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

June 24             Highland Park, IL                       Ravinia Pavilion

June 26             OTTAWA, ON                            Confederation Park

June 27             Rochester, NY                           Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater - Matinee Show

June 27             Rochester, NY                           Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater - Evening Show

June 28             Detroit, MI                                 MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board

June 29             Interlochen, MI                           Kresge Auditorium

July 18              Morrison, CO                            Red Rocks Amphitheater

July 19              Salt Lake City, UT                      Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

July 20              Missoula, MT                            Ogren Park at Allegiance Field

July 25              Eugene, OR                              Cuthbert Amphitheater

July 26              Troutdale, OR                            Edgefield

August 3           Detroit Lakes, MN                      We Fest

August 5           Duluth, MN                                Bayfront Blues Festival

August 23         San Diego, CA                          Humphreys

August 26         Saratoga, CA                            The Mountain Winery

August 29         Livermore, CA                           Wente Vineyards

August 30         Modesto, CA                            Gallo Center for the Arts

August 31         Palm Desert, CA                       McCallum Theatre For the Performing Arts

September 1     Los Angeles, CA                       Pantages Theatre

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