Rising star Brittney Spencer is set to hit the road for her first-ever headlining run at the end of 2021. Her In a Perfect World Tour — which is named after a line from “Sober and Skinny,” a song she put out over the summer — kicks off Dec. 2 at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, Billboard reports.
From there, Spencer will continue to hit clubs and small venues in Nashville, Michigan, Florida and many more markets. The In a Perfect World Tour will wrap in February 2022 with a stop in Memphis, Tenn. Spencer’s set promises to feature some of the songs fans have come to know and love off her recent project, Compassion, as well as a bit of as-yet-unheard material, the singer hints.
“I’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with performing live since releasing my debut EP Compassion last December,” she says. “So, my band and I are gearing up to do my first-ever headlining tour. Insane! I’ll be showcasing songs that I’ve released over the last year, as well as some new material that’s soon-to-be released as well.”
Sam Williams, Camille Parker and Abbey Cone are all on deck to open for Spencer during various dates. Meanwhile, when she’s not helming her own tour, Spencer’s got a busy calendar serving as direct support for other artists; she’ll be sharing the stage with Jason Isbell, Brett Eldredge and Reba McEntire over the course of the next several months.
Meanwhile, she’s also got a major awards show performance on the books, too. Mickey Guyton has tapped Spencer as well as Madeline Edwards to perform with her on the 2021 CMA Awards, which will take place on Nov. 10.
Brittney Spencer, In a Perfect World Tour Dates:
Dec. 2 — New York, N.Y. @ Rockwood Music Hall %**
Dec. 3 — Philadelphia, Penn. @ Milkboy %**
Dec. 4 — Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd %**
Dec. 5 — Baltimore, Md. @ The 8×10 %**
Dec. 9 — Nashville, Tenn. @ The Basement East **
Jan. 14 — Sanford, Fla. @ Tuffys +
Jan. 15 — Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. @ 30A Songwriters Festival
Jan. 16 — Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. @ 30A Songwriters Festival
Jan. 27 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Stache +
Jan. 28 — Evanston, Ill. @ The Space +
Jan. 29 — Ann Arbor, Mich. @ TBA
Feb. 3 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Evening Muse +
Feb. 4 — Asheville, N.C. @ Grey Eagle +
Feb. 5 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Hifi +
Feb. 11 — Columbia, Mo. @ The Rose +
Feb. 12 — Memphis, Tenn. @ Growler’s +
** Sam Williams
% Camille Parker
+ Abbey Cone
5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021
There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach … or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors.
All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine.