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Robert Earl Keen to play Philly's Theatre of Living Arts June 8

Robert Earl Keen
Photo by Jason Davis

Robert Earl Keen is returning to Philly. Announced today, the Texas storyteller and songwriter will make his way to South Street's Theatre of Living Arts June 8.

With more than three decades of performing and recording behind him, Keen has become known as one of the best songwriters and performers to come out of Texas. The musician honed his skills writing and performing in small clubs before his 1989 hit party song, “The Road Goes On Forever” from his second studio album, “West Textures,” made it to airwaves in his home state and eventually across the country.

Now, as a seasoned musician, Keen often plays to energetic crowds and his concerts, more often than not, turn into unpredictable house parties. REK, with his incredible wit and way with words, is a masterful storyteller. His knack for storytelling is shown throughout his 11 studio albums and through his humorous on-stage banter.

Along with his stop in Philly, REK is scheduled to play a string of festivals this spring and summer, including the New Orleans Jazz Fest and California’s Bottlerock Festival, along with solo shows throughout the country.

REK was recently in his home state to induct his fellow Texas musician and friend Joe Ely into the Lone Star Music Hall of Fame.

Tickets go on sale this Friday via LiveNation.

REK Tour Dates:
May 4 – New Orleans (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest)
May 8 – Key West (Key West BMI Songwriters Festival)
May 17 – Amarillo, Texas (Homer’s Backyard Ball)
May 31 – Napa, Calif. (Bottlerock Festival)
June 5 – Montclair, N.J. (Wellmont Theatre)
June 6 – Portland, Maine (Port City Music Hall)
June 7 – Huntington, N.Y. (The Paramount)
June 8 – Philadelphia (Theatre Of The Living Arts)
June 10 – New York (City Winery)
June 11 – Rocky Mount, Va. (Harvester Performance Center)
June 14 – Charlotte, N.C. (U.S. National Whitewater Center)
July 4 – Kerrville, Texas (Kerrville’s 4th On The River)
July 18 – Idaho Falls, Idaho (Colonial Theater)
July 28 – Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks Amphitheater)
Sep. 19 – Brenham, Texas (Washington County Fair)
Sep. 26 – Lewisville, Texas (Downtown on Main Street)