Nikki Lane Kicks Off Headlining Tour, Plays Woodward Theater on November 10

Nikki Lane
Nikki Lane

Photo by Glynis Carpenter

Nikki Lane
Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
9pm, Buy Tickets

All Or Nothin’ may be the name of Nikki Lane’s acclaimed sophomore album but by now it’s also safe to say it’s the Nashville singer/songwriter’s mantra as time and time again she’s proven she doesn’t do anything halfway. Since the May 2014 release of her record, Lane has toured tirelessly, playing close to 200 shows in the last 18 months and introducing the masses to her rousing cocktail of outlaw country, bluesy garage rock and indie pop. She will cap off her thrilling year with a 33-date North American headline tour that will kick off this week in Roswell, Ga., include shows in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, and bring her to Canada for the first time in support of the record. Nashville garage rockers Clear Plastic Masks will open all dates.

Lane’s banner year has included back-to-back tours with Jenny Lewis and Shakey Graves, a slew of festivals including Newport Folk, Big Barrel, Bumbershoot, Mountain Jam, Shaky Knees, Red Wing Roots, Wanderlust and Stagecoach, where her star-making performance incited the Los Angeles Times to call her a “badass” and exclaim that she “unleashed pipes of razored steel on take-no-prisoners originals including ‘Man Up’ and ‘Sleep With A Stranger.’” Most recently Lane was handpicked by Social Distortion as main support for their extensive U.S. summer tour, which included milestone performances at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium. The Orange Country Register bore witness to one of the firebrand’s many spirited sets and declared, “Lane was a revelation, her songs full of lyrical sass and biting commentary on exes and other ne’er-dowells, her music and band powerful in accompaniment.”

In the few weeks she’s been home in Nashville, Lane, who was dubbed “Best Dressed” at this year’s SXSW by Rolling Stone, and who has been recognized by Vogue, Zoe Report, GQ, OK Weekly, Galore and Style Bistro, as well as by brands Free People, Billy Reid, Frye Boots, Warby Parker, Vans and Brixton for her singular style, has been busy readying the new incarnation of her vintage clothing boutique High Class Hillbilly. The shop, which is partially filled with pieces she collects while on tour, will celebrate the grand opening at its new location at 4604 Gallatin Pike Nashville, TN 37216 this Thursday, October 23, with a party featuring performances by Lane, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Clear Plastic Masks.

Following her upcoming tour, Lane will head back in to the studio with producer Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst) to finish work on her new record slated for mid 2016. Playboy recently caught up with Lane while at Electric Lady Studios and talked to her about the new recordings, how she got her start singing, her past in fashion and working with Wilson. Check out the (safe for work) interview here:

October 23 – Roswell, GA @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center
October 24 – Tampa, FL @ Curtis Hixton Waterfront Park (Tampa Pig Jig)
October 26 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre
October 28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
October 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
October 30 – Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally’s
November 1 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
November 2 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
November 4 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
November 5 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Mauch Chunk Opera House
November 7 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
November 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
November 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater
November 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
November 12 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
November 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
November 14 – Green Bay, WI @ Lyric Room
November 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
November 17 – Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
November 19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
November 21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
November 22 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
November 24 – Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s Int’l Music Hall
November 25 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
November 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
November 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
November 29 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
December 1 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
December 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
December 4 – Stateline, NV @ Hard Rock Casino Lake Tahoe
December 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
December 6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
December 8 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
December 9 – Lincoln, NB @ Vega