Josh Ritter announces autumn dates. Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band will play a number of UK dates as part of a European tour this September. The tour will follow Josh Ritter’s fifth full length album ‘So Runs The World Away’, which will be released on August 23rd. The album comes after Ritter was named amongst the 100 Greatest Living Songwriters by Paste magazine alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. A literary work as much as it a musical one, ‘So Runs The World Away’ is an ambitiously bold project and features the exceptional song ‘The Curse’, a love story between and archaeologist and her mummy. A unique performer, the Idaho born singer, songwriter and guitarist’s gorgeous brand of un-distilled American music has to be seen live to be believed, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band play:
Fri 17th Oxford, Town Hall 0871 230 5595 www.kililive.com
Sat 18th Glasgow, Oran Mor 08444 999 990 www.gigsinscotland.com
Sun 19th Nottingham, Albert Hall
Tue 21st Bristol, St Georges
Wed 22nd Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music
Thu 23rd London, Barbican 020 7638 8891 www.gigsandtours.com
Tickets are on general sale now.
Dawn Landes and the Hounds will support all dates. Dawn is also Josh’s wife.
Josh is also working on a novel, titled Bright’s Passage, to be published in 2011 on Random House / Dial Press.