Nikki Lane Gears Up for New Album with “Highway Queen” Video, Tour Dates


Gearing up to release her highly-anticipated new LP Highway Queen, the followup to 2014 Dan Auerbach-helmed All or Nothin’, on Feb. 17 via New West Records, local alt/outlaw country meets southern rock starlet Nikki Lane recently unveiled a new video for her forthcoming record’s title track. Co-produced by Lane and Jonathan Tyler, and recorded in Nashville and Texas, the album hones Lane’s southern swagger, rebellious unpredictably, timeless emotional earnestness, and crossover appeal, landing in a climate where outlaw and revivalist country is suddenly more en vogue than it ever was for Nikki’s first two efforts. The owner of a local vintage shop, Lane’s style and vibe is always meticulously curated, and with her new video for “Highway Queen,” featuring plenty of friends and family, we get a glimpse at the look and tone for her upcoming release cycle.

Though we’re still waiting on an inevitable hometown release show (which, if we’re lucky, could occur in any manor of random dives and unorthodox performance halls), the rest of the country will have plenty of chances to catch Nikki throughout the spring, as she embarks on on a “Stagecoach Spotlight Tour” with Jonathan Tyler, as well as Brent Cobb, and Robert Ellis on select dates, leading up to the Indio, Calif. based country fest. Check out a full list of dates, pre-order the album, and watch Nikki’s new video for “Highway Queen” below!

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December 31 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
January 6 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Steamboat Music Fest
January 9 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Steamboat Music Fest
February 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn*
February 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
February 24 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern*
February 25 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle*
February 26 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
February 27 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
February 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts Blackbox*
March 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
March 3 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair*
March 4 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz*
March 5 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
March 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*
March 8 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners*
March 9 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird*
March 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
March 11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
March 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom*
March 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club*
March 17 – Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station*
March 18 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic*
March 20 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern*
March 21 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
March 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Socail Hall San Fransisco*
March 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey*
March 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar*
March 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
March 27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
April 6 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Music Festival
April 29 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach Festival
*Stagecoach Spotlight tour

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