by Andrew Sacher
Joan Jett at Riot Fest Chicago earlier this month (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts haven't released a new album since 2006's Sinner, but that will change next week (9/30) when its followup, Unvarnished, comes out via their own Blackheart Records. For the album, she got some help from friends like Dave Grohl and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, in addition to her Blackhearts bandmates. It doesn't do much to change her hard rock formula, but at this point in her career, there's nothing wrong with more fun, trademark-sounding songs. You can stream the album in full (via USA Today) below.
Joan will be doing some shows around its release, including a just-announced intimate release show in NYC on Wednesday, October 2 at Santos Party House. Tickets for the tiny show go on sale today (9/26) at noon. Tickets come with the new album on CD and a poster.
All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Unvarnished
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts -- 2013 Tour Dates
9/26 Newcastle Newcastle, OK
9/27 Ferguson Center for the Arts Newport News, VA
10/2 Santos Party House New York, NY
10/12 Concrete Street Amphitheatre Corpus Christi, TX
11/1 Hard Rock - The Joint Catoosa, OK