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On May 19, 2009 Iron and Wine will issue Around the Well (Sub Pop), a 2-CD/3-LP collection of rare tracks ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released. In support of Around the Well, Iron and Wine will be performing ten intimate shows in five cities. Each individual show will be wholly unique, as Iron and Wine will turn the set list over to the fans to create.

Beginning March 6th and running thru March 30th at www.ironandwine.com, fans can vote by city and night for the songs they'd like to see performed each evening. For those who can't attend, the shows will be made available after the tour is completed, in some cases days after, on Iron and Wine's official live recording site Played Last Night. Tickets for all these shows go on sale February 20, 2009.

The tracks collected on Around the Well span from Iron and Wine's earliest sessions which yielded the band's debut (2002's The Creek Drank the Cradle) through material recorded for 2007's The Shepherd's Dog. The double-disc collection is broken up into two sections. The first half is an assortment of hushed home recordings, unedited and raw, and the second highlights moments captured in the confines of proper studios with the help of other musicians, friends and engineers.

The album's title comes from a line in the song "The Trapeze Swinger," a fan favorite which was written for and included in the movie In Good Company. Three more songs written and recorded for the film finally make their appearance here as well: "Belated Promise Ring," "God Made the Automobile" and "Homeward, These Shoes." Around the Well also brings together hard to find covers such as The Flaming Lips' "Waitin' for a Superman" and New Order's "Love Vigilantes," along with one of Iron and Wine's earliest originals, "Sacred Vision," which appeared on a compilation for Sound Collector magazine..

In addition, Iron and Wine have begun work on the follow-up to The Shepherd's Dog and plan to release a new album in spring, 2010.

Tickets for all the shows are will-call only, and some of them are starting to show up on Ticketmaster. I'm not sure though, if that's where tickets will be for the NYC shows at Abrons Arts Center on May 17th & 18th. All dates, and the new album tracklist, below...

Around the Well Track Listing

Disc 1
1. Dearest Forsaken
2. Morning
3. Loud as Hope
4. Peng! 33
5. Sacred Vision
6. Friends They Are Jewels
7. Hickory
8. Waitin' for a Superman
9. Swans and the Swimming
10. Call Your Boys
11. Such Great Heights
(Vinyl break occurs between "Friends" and "Hickory.")

Disc 2
1. Communion Cups & Someone's Coat
2. Belated Promise Ring
3. God Made the Automobile
4. Homeward, These Shoes
5. Love Vigilantes
6. Sinning Hands
7. No Moon
8. Serpent Charmer
9. Carried Home
10. Kingdom of the Animals
11. Arms of a Thief
12. The Trapeze Swinger
(Vinyl break occurs between "Sinning" and "No Moon." At nearly ten minutes, "The Trapeze Swinger" will stand alone on the third piece of vinyl.)

Iron and Wine - Spring 2009 US Tour Dates
Monday, May 4 - Seattle, Vera Project (w/Yogoman Burning Band)
Tuesday, May 5 - Seattle, Triple Door (w/Alela Diane)
Wednesday, May 6 - San Francisco, Swedish American Hall (w/Yogoman Burning Band)
Thursday, May 7 - San Francisco, Swedish American Hall (w/Magic Leaves)
Friday, May 8 - Los Angeles, Masonic Hall at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (w/ Alela Diane and DJ Small Town Talk)
Saturday, May 9 - Los Angeles, Troubadour (w/Yogoman Burning Band)
Tuesday, May 12 - Chicago, Lakeshore Theatre (w/Katie Stelmanis)
Wednesday, May 13 - Chicago, Schuba's
Sunday, May 17 - New York, Abrons Arts Center (w/Lia Ices)
Monday, May 18 - New York, Abrons Arts Center (w/partyface)

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Comments (23)

will each set contain a lock of his beard?

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2009 10:42 PM

^^
hilarious!!! it's because he has a long beard, right?! god, that's so funny!!!! such wit!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2009 1:54 AM

^^
haha! you're a dick!

Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2009 8:09 AM

how can i get that cd??

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2009 8:38 AM

When do tickets go on sale for the Abrons Arts Center shows?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2009 10:14 AM

"Tickets for all these shows go on sale February 20, 2009. "

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2009 10:38 AM

Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2009 11:58 AM

It seems like more and more musicians are doing this kind of thing. Not just letting fans vote on songs, but going out of their way to make them happy. I guess in a bad economy, the concert-goer is the real winner.

Posted by Sean Cannon | February 17, 2009 10:58 AM

has anyone ever bought tickets to a show at the Abrons Arts Center? are they done through ticketmaster or there own ticket system?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2009 9:27 PM

Info for Abrons Arts Center shows:

OTHER MUSIC PRESENTS IRON AND WINE
This May, Iron and Wine will issue Around the Well (Sub Pop), a 2-CD/3-LP collection of rare tracks ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released. In support of Around the Well, Iron and Wine will be performing ten intimate shows in five cities. Each individual show will be wholly unique, as Iron and Wine will turn the set list over to the fans to create. Other Music is pleased to present Iron and Wine for two nights on the eve of the album's release, May 17 (with Lia Ices) and May 18 (with partyface), at Abrons Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 20th, and will be available for purchase here: www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/643535
*Please note, the link will not be active until this Friday.
IRON AND WINE
SUNDAY, MAY 17 & MONDAY, MAY 18
ABRONS ART CENTER: 466 Grand Street NYC

Posted by wembley | February 19, 2009 11:26 AM

^Thank you!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2009 1:25 PM

that ticket site is not working

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 9:59 AM

on sale nowwww

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2009 10:02 AM

The show was amazing last night. VERY intimate. Lia Ices went on a little after 8 and probably played for 30 mins or so, then Sam came on around 9:10. It was just him, which was a great treat. Lots of obscure cuts and old nuggets, several of which I didn't even know, but loved nonetheless. He played one song that he claimed had never been played in front of an audience, as well as a new song. Overall, great night, great venue, very respectful crowd.

Seating is first come, first served, so get there early tonight...

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 9:39 AM

Thanks for the review... looking forward to the show tonight!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 12:05 PM


Partyface aka use lions=possibly worst band I've ever seen

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2009 9:00 PM

9:00pm: agreed. I wanted to flee the building. but Sam made up for it. ;)

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:19 AM

The sound at this show was phenomenally awful! Our sound-system is better!

Posted by Todd P's intern | May 19, 2009 12:27 AM

^^what are you talking about?^^
the sound was fine.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 12:43 AM

Partyface was so bad that their second guitarist, in the back, looked like he had fallen asleep.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 1:07 AM

Did anyone attend both nights? How did the second night compare to the first? I thought Sunday's show was spectacular.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 10:45 AM

Monday was awesome.

Posted by Matt | May 19, 2009 5:51 PM

I'm still waiting for an apology from Weller for that last Style Council album.

Posted by Lingerie | September 20, 2009 2:04 PM

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