After a successful debut, Anderson East returns with an “Encore”

By Matt Wickstrom

NEW YORK, NY (Jan. 12, 2018) – Anderson East’s highly anticipated new album, “Encore,” is out today on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records.

On Thursday night, East kicked off his “Encore World Tour 2018” with a sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The extensive tour will span throughout the year and includes shows at Lexington’s Manchester Music Hall and Louisville’s Headliners Music Hall on April 17 and May 12, respectively.

“Encore” was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including “All On My Mind,” “King For A Day” and “Girlfriend” as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson.

The release of “Encore” culminates a breakout series of years for East following his widely praised debut album, “Delilah,” which NPR Music called “an eclectic, fully formed debut…” Additional critical praise included The Wall Street Journal, who described, “…highlighted by Mr. East’s raw and raspy vocals and a backing band that channels the urgent rhythms and gospel-flavored sounds of ‘60s R&B and Southern soul music,” while American Songwriter asserted, “New artist debuts don’t come with much more industry buzz than the first release from singer/songwriter Anderson East…For better or worse, that sets expectations higher than those of most new artists. Thankfully, East meets them in 10 tracks and 33 minutes.”



  1. King For A Day (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton)
  2. This Too Shall Last (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)
  3. House Is A Building (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)
  4. Sorry You’re Sick (Ted Hawkins)
  5. If You Keep Leaving Me (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Aaron Raitiere)
  6. Girlfriend (Anderson East, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere, Tim Bergling)
  7. Surrender (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere, Adam Hood)
  8. All On My Mind (Anderson East, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Aaron Raitiere)
  9. Without You (Anderson East, Steve McEwan)
  10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (Willie Nelson)
  11. Cabinet Door (Anderson East, Jillia Jackson)


  • Jan. 11—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
  • Jan. 12—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • Jan. 19—Nashville, Tn.—3rd & Lindsley
  • Jan. 20—Nashville, Tn.—3rd & Lindsley
  • Feb. 8—Dallas, Tx.—Trees
  • Feb. 9—Austin, Tx.—The Parish
  • Feb. 10—Houston, Tx.—Studio at Warehouse Live
  • Feb. 13—Jackson, Ms.—Duling Hall
  • Feb. 15—Atlanta, Ga.—Terminal West
  • Feb. 16—Athens, Ga.—Georgia Theatre
  • Feb. 17—Birmingham, Al.—Iron City Birmingham
  • March 1—Los Angeles, Ca.—El Rey Theatre
  • March 2—San Francisco, Ca.—The Fillmore
  • March 3—Solana Beach, Ca.—Belly Up
  • March 4—Phoenix, Az.—TBD Venue
  • March 6—Crystal Bay, Nv.—Crystal Bay Club Casino
  • March 7—Sacramento, Ca.—Harlow’s
  • March 9—Portland, Or.—Revolution Hall
  • March 10—Seattle, Wa.—Neumos
  • March 11—Vancouver, BC—Imperial
  • March 13 – Boise, Id.—The Olympic
  • March 14—Salt Lake City, Ut.—The State Room
  • March 16—Denver, Co.—Bluebird Theater
  • March 20—Kansas City, Mo.—The Madrid Theatre
  • April 3—South Burlington, Vt.—Higher Ground
  • April 5—Boston, Ma.—Paradise Rock Club
  • April 6—Washington, D.C.—9:30 Club
  • April 7—Philadelphia, Pa.—Theatre of Living Arts
  • April 10—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern
  • April 11—Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theater
  • April 13—Columbus, Oh.—A&R Music Bar
  • April 14—Cleveland, Oh.—Beachland Ballroom
  • April 15—Cincinnati, Oh.—20th Century Theater
  • April 17—Lexington, Ky.—Manchester Music Hall
  • April 18—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
  • April 20—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall
  • April 21—Charlotte, NC—The Underground
  • April 22—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
  • April 24—Charlottesville, Va.—Jefferson Theater
  • April 26—Macon, Ga.—Cox Capitol Theatre
  • April 27—Knoxville, Tn.—Bijou Theater
  • April 28—Chattanooga, Tn.—Revelry Room
  • May 11—Louisville, Ky.—Headliner’s Music Hall
  • May 12—Indianapolis, In.—The Vogue
  • May 13—Detroit, Mi.—The Shelter
  • May 15—Madison, Wi.—Majestic Theatre
  • May 17—Minneapolis, Mn.—Fine Line Music Café
  • May 18—Chicago, Il.—Thalia Hall
  • May 20—Gulf Shores, Al.—Hangout Festival 2018
Anderson East. Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins.

More coverage of Anderson East on BBT

Anderson East’s “Encore” out Jan. 12, World tour announced; Lexington April 17

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