Steve Martin is packing up his banjo and hitting the road. The actor and comedian, who has a love for the banjo and has been playing since he was a teenager, announced his “Rare Bird Alert” tour with his supporting band, The Steep Canyon Rangers.

Steve Martin Tickets 2012

Friday 8:00 PM Reno, NV tickets from $138
Sunday 7:00 PM Santa Barbara, CA tickets from $397
Tuesday 8:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $159
Wednesday 8:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $159
Thursday 3:30 AM Kansas City, MO tickets from $279
Wednesday 8:00 PM Rochester, NY

The tour will be in support of their new album of the same title and will visit the cities of Reno, Porterville (CA), Indio, Santa Barbara, Boston, Kansas City and Rochester (NY).

Martin’s banjo playing has also garnered him critical acclaim. He won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for his “The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo” and is currently up for the 2012 Grammy in the same category for “Rare Bird Alert.”

Steve Martin Music Videos

Steve Martin – Jubilation Day Music Video (w/ Steep Canyon Rangers(

Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers Tour Dates 2012

Date City Venue
2/10/12 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
2/11/12 Porterville, CA Eagle Mountain Casino
4/28/12 Indio, CA Empire Polo Club
4/29/12 Santa Barbara, CA The Granada
5/29/12 Boston, MA Symphony Hall
5/30/12 Boston, MA Symphony Hall
5/31/12 Boston, MA Symphony Hall
6/21/12 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC
6/27/12 Rochester, NY Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Tickets are on sale now and you can check out SeatGeek for the scoop.

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