Brent Cobb And Nikki Lane Team Up For ‘Soapbox Derby Tour’

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Don VanCleave

Looks like we got yet another stellar tour on our hands.

Announced today, Brent Cobb and Nikki Lane will be hittin’ the road for the “Soapbox Derby Tour,” slated to kick off at Chicago’s Thalia Hall on August 20th.

Needless to say, Cobb is ready to get things up and running once again:

“We all ought to want to be Nikki Lane when we grow up. She’s just a boss at anything she does. So, when the idea for the first full band tour since the pandemic came up, there was no one else I could imagine sharing the moment with.

I suppose we’re cut from a similar cloth and that family feeling amongst the crowd is what I’m looking the most forward to at these shows. It’s gonna be something really special.”

Lane adds:

“I liken sharing a stage or a song with Brent Cobb to a holiday meal. It’s something so familiar, but you just don’t get to do it often enough. We’re from the same neck of the woods, as they say.

When we get together, we know how to have a good time, and we put on a good show. But that don’t mean we might not just go off the rails for a moment. ‘Cause we’re swapping whiskey and tequila, telling stories and talking shit– and there’s just no tellin’ what might happen.”

When you got two unique and talented artists like Nikki and Brent together, you already know you’re in for something special.

On top of that, the two have been away from the touring scene for over a year.

As Nikki said, ya never know what might happen.


August 20—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
August 21—Indianapolis, IN—The Hi-Fi
August 22—Louisville, KY—Brown Foreman Amphitheatre
August 23—Lexington, KY—The Burl
August 25—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
August 26—Pittsburgh, PA—Thunderbird Café & Music Hall
August 27—Philadelphia, PA—Ardmore Music Hall
August 28—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
August 30—Boston, MA—The Sinclair
August 31—Washington, DC—Union Stage
September 1—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theatre
September 2—Isle of Palms, SC—The Windjammer
September 3—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
September 4—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
September 5—Columbia, SC—The Senate
September 7—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre
September 8—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
September 9—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse


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