Today, SUSTO announced the June 4th release date for the live album Rogue Acoustic, recorded at The Royal American in Charleston, SC in February 2020. With the announcement, the band also shared the Rogue Acoustic live version of “Hard Drugs”, a memorable performance featuring special guest Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses. SUSTO’s Justin Osborne will tour the Southeast this month in support of the album, kicking off in Charleston at The Royal American on June 10th. Many of the shows, including the Royal American show, are already sold out.
Rogue Acoustic features nine tracks pulled from the live-tracked show, including both SUSTO originals and covers of “Dead Flowers” by the Rolling Stones and “Good Riddance” by Green Day. It’s the third live (mostly) acoustic album in the SUSTO catalogue, following the 2017 SUSTO Stories album and 2015’s Live from the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame. These albums add depth to the music of SUSTO as they give Justin a chance to tell stories about the songs as well as present them in a form close to the one in which they were initially written. They are a favorite for many they depict that while the band has achieved some level of success, they have not forgotten about their roots in the Charleston music scene or their friends back home.
Listen to “Hard Drugs” live at The Royal American featuring Ben Bridwell below. See the Rogue Acoustic tracklist and tour dates below that.
Rogue Acoustic tracklist:
3. Dead Flowers (ft. She Returns from War)
5. Mystery Man (ft. Johnny Delaware)
7. Hard Drugs (ft. Ben Bridwell)
8. Manual Transmission
9. Jah Werx (ft. dk yama)
10. Good Riddance
6/10 – Charleston, SC – The Royal American **SOLD OUT**
6/16 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room **SOLD OUT**
6/17 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
6/18 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
6/19 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
6/20 – Mobile, AL – Callaghan Irish Social Club **SOLD OUT**
6/22 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery Atlanta (2 Shows)
6/24 – Waverly, AL – Standard Deluxe Inc
6/25 – Savannah, GA – Service Brewing Co. **SOLD OUT**
6/26 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern **SOLD OUT**