Singer-songwriter Koe Wetzel to perform at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on October 15
Country-rock singer-songwriter Koe Wetzel will perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on October 15, according to Birmingham-based Red Mountain Entertainment. An opening act will be named later for the 7 p.m. show.
Ropyr Madison Koe Wetzel was born to a country singer on tour in East Texas who was bringing her young son; he sang for the first time on stage at the age of 6. The name he bears is said to be a tribute to outlaw David Allen Coe.
He bought a guitar when he was 12, but put it aside for sports until college, when his love of football waned. His band Koe Wetzel and the Konvicts released an EP in 2012, “Love and Lies”, after which they toured extensively in the Southwest. Although he continues to tour with a band, they have dropped the name “Konvicts”.
After a self-released LP and two indies, Wetzel signed with Columbia, naming his debut on a major label in 2020 the ironic “Sellout”. This and his previous album, “Harold Saul High”, broke into the Billboard 200.
Growing up with hip-hop, rap, rock and country, Wetzel mixes influences in his songs with explicit and often rowdy language. An interview for American Songwriter quoted him describing the music as “… 90s country meets early 2000s punk rock with early 90s grunge and hip-hop music in the background” .
Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday until www.ticketmaster.com, and at the Amphitheater ticket office. Prices will be $ 81 for the general admission pit and $ 56, $ 46 and $ 36 for reserved seats, plus fees. For more information, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.