Lone Star State luminary Robert Earl Keen will once again hit the road this holiday season for his annual Christmas tour.
This year’s eight-stop holiday extravaganza, which is dubbed Robert Earl Keen’s Cosmic Cowboy Christmas, will kick off on Dec. 18 in Oklahoma City and make additional stops in Houston, Nashville, Dallas and more. The festive set is sure to include REK’s classic, “Merry Christmas From the Family,” and many more out-of-this-world tunes.
“Wait until you to see what this year’s Christmas theme is going to entail,” REK adds. “I always say, if you’re not in the holiday spirit now, you will be when you leave this show.
Shinyribs will serve as support for seven dates, while guitar virtuoso Pat McLaughlin will open on Dec. 27 in Nashville. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 24.
Editor’s Note: I attended REK’s holiday tour in 2016 and 2017 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium—and they were outstanding concerts.
Robert Earl Keen’s Cosmic Cowboy Christmas Tour
Dec. 18 – Oklahoma City, OK (The Jones Assembly)*
Dec. 19 – Waco, TX (Waco Hippodrome Theatre)*
Dec. 20 – San Antonio, TX (Aztec Theatre)*
Dec. 21 – Houston, TX (House of Blues)*
Dec. 22 – Austin, TX (Moody Theater)*
Dec. 27 – Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium) **
Dec. 28 – Dallas, TX (House of Blues)*
Dec. 29 – Fort Worth, TX (Bass Performance Hall)*
**with Pat McLaughlin