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Sturgill Simpson performs at Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., on July 15, 2015.

Sturgill Simpson is coming to Omaha next year, but where he would play was initially a bit of a mystery.

Until now. 

Late Sunday, the country singer posted a tour poster advertising his 2020 run with “Nose on the Grindstone” singer Tyler Childers. But none of the dates, including an April 9 spot in Omaha, included venues.

Then on Tuesday, Simpson announced he and Childers' Omaha tour stop would be at Baxter Arena. 

Tickets to the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 via Ticketmaster.

A country singer from Kentucky, Simpson has garnered attention for always doing his own thing. First, he was lauded for his deep Southern howl and traditional country sound. Then critics adored him for taking a left turn on “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,” which Rolling Stone said was “what Waylon would have sounded like if he had taken Willie‘s drugs.” His follow-up, the decidedly alternative country album “Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” earned him a Grammy Award.

This year, Simpson released the decidedly non-country “Sound & Fury,” an album full of charged-up, swampy rock ‘n’ roll. (It also was released alongside an associated anime film, of all things, on Netflix.)

— Kevin Coffey

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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