Touring Roundup: The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton!), Sun Volt, The Killers Make Cincinnati Plans

Alt Rock, Country and a Fleetwood Mac cover band are all on the menu in this roundup.

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The Boxmasters

As we begin to move into the fall months, indoor concert venues across the Queen City are beginning to fill their lineups for September and October. This week’s roundup features a number of Rock and Country artists that will be performing at various venues throughout the city.

The Boxmasters, Aug. 14, Top Cats

Known for its lead singer, Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton, the Rock & Roll band is celebrating its newest album Light Rays. After hitting the road with Willie Nelson in 2009 and 2010, the group ceased touring for a bit to focus on releasing new music, which has resulted in 10 albums since 2007. Tickets are available now at

Marc Cohn, Aug. 19, Ludlow Garage

The Grammy Award-winning Folk Rock artist will stop in Cincinnati this month to celebrate 30 years since the release of his self-titled album. Known for his hit “Walking in Memphis,” the Ohio native has continued to have commercial success, with his 2010 album Listening Booth: 1970 reaching No. 28 in the U.S. charts. Tickets are available now at Read CityBeat’s 2015 interview with Marc Cohn.

Son Volt, Sept. 18, Ludlow Garage

The Alternative Rock noted for experimenting with other genres such as Country and Folk is touring in support of its album Electro Melodier, which was released on July 30. The Heartland Rock-inspired band has gone through various members since its creation, with its current lineup only being together since this summer. Tickets are available now at Read CityBeat’s recommendation of Son Volt's 2017 tour.

The Killers, Sept. 20, PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION

The band that rose to fame with “Mr. Brightside” is making a stop at Newport’s brand-new concert venue. Regarded as one of the biggest Rock groups of the 21st century, The Killers have been nominated for seven Grammy Awards and have won four NME Awards for “Best International Band.” Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 on Check out CityBeat’s article on The Killers.

The Highwaymen Show, Sept. 24, Ludlow Garage

As a tribute to Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, The Highwaymen Show pays respect to the supergroup of the same name that was active from 1985-1995. The original group recorded three studio albums in the 10-year period, with its first album Highwayman reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Country charts. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 at

Brent Cobb, Oct. 7, Madison Theater

Cobb recently announced his “Shut Up and Sing” world tour in support of his 2020 album Keep ‘Em on They Toes. The Country artist has worked with household names Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney, earning a Grammy Award nomination in 2018 for his album Shine On Rainy Day. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 on

Juice, Oct. 14, Top Cats

Massachusetts Rock band Juice recently announced a nationwide tour, with a stop at Top Cats in Clifton. After releasing its debut album Workin’ on Lovin’ in 2018, the group rose to fame, performing on NBC’s TODAY Show and releasing multiple singles. Tickets are available now at

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, Oct. 26, Taft Theatre

Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the Fleetwood Mac tribute band is going on tour alongside a Blues band to celebrate the Peter Green era of Fleetwood Mac. The seven-piece band will play at Taft Theatre this fall, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 on and the Taft Theatre Box Office.

Daughtry, Nov. 2, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

Alongside the announcement of the album Dearly Beloved, which is scheduled for a Sept. 17 release, Daughtry will tour in support of the group's first album in three years. Featuring the single “Heavy is the Crown,” which has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Digital Sales Chart, Daughtry seeks to continue the commercial success the band has had since Chris Daughtry’s time on American Idol. Tickets will be available at 10 a.m. Aug. 6 on and

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