Sturgill Simpson returns to ACL Live for two shows May 5-6. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Left-of-center country star Sturgill Simpson returns to Austin May 5-6 for two nights at ACL Live in support of “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” due out April 15 on Atlantic Records. Tickets go on sale April 11 via the ACL Live website.

Simpson taped an episode of “Austin City Limits” at the venue last spring while in town for two shows at Stubb’s, and then played ACL Fest last fall. He debuted the new song “Brace for Impact” yesterday on Apple’s Beats1: