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Joe Jackson releasing new LP ‘Fast Forward,’ shares “A Little Smile,” touring this fall, playing 2 nights at Town Hall (dates)

Joe Jackson 2015

Joe Jackson will release Fast Forward, his first new album of original songs in seven years, on October 2. Originally conceived as a series of four EPs, each side of the double album was made in a different city with different musicians: New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and New Orleans. You can read more about that and check out the album tracklist, below. You can also listen to “A Little Smile,” which is on the Amsterdam side, below.

Jackson will be on tour with a full band this fall, including two nights at NYC’s Town Hall on October 20 & 21. Tickets for those Town Hall shows go on sale Friday (7/17) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed below…


Joe Jackson – Fast Forward tracklist/details

New York
1. Fast Forward
2. If It Wasn’t For You
3. See No Evil (Tom Verlaine)
4. Kings Of The City

Jackson has called New York home for many years. He recorded these tracks with Bill Frisell on guitar, Brian Blade on drums, his longtime bassist Graham Maby, and jazz violin star Regina Carter. Along with three originals including the album’s title track, these sessions feature a scorching take on a New York classic, Television’s “See No Evil.”

Amsterdam
5. A Little Smile
6. Far Away
7. So You Say
8. Poor Thing

Distinguished by the most diverse instrumentation of the four sessions, Jackson is joined on these songs by frequent collaborators Stefan Kruger and Stefan Schmid from the band Zuco 103, the Concertgebouw orchestra, and the project’s only guest vocalist, 14-year-old Mitchell Sink (from Broadway’s ‘Matilda).

Berlin
9. Junkie Diva
10. If I Could See Your Face
11. The Blue Time
12. Good Bye Jonny (Peter Kreuder and Hans Fritz Beckmann)

Berlin is Jackson’s second home, and he recorded here with two expatriate American musicians: acoustic bass master Greg Cohen (Tom Waits, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan) and Tindersticks drummer Earl Harvin. These sessions produced the album’s second cover, Jackson’s modern English take on the 1930s German ‘Kabarett’ song “Good Bye Jonny.”

New Orleans
13. Neon Rain
14. Satellite
15. Keep On Dreaming
16. Ode To Joy

Jackson traveled to one of his favorite cities, New Orleans, to record with an all-local cast including three members of the funk band Galactic – drummer Stanton Moore, bassist Robert Mercurio, and guitarist Jeff Raines – and a horn section led by saxophonist Donald Harrison.
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Joe Jackson – 2015 Tour Dates
9/29 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
10/1 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Palace Theatre
10/8 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
10/10 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
10/11 – Houston, TX – Cullen Performance Hall
10/12 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
10/14 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
10/15 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
10/17 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/20 & 21 – New York, NY – Town Hall
10/22 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
10/23 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10/25 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
10/26 – Albany, NY – Hart Theatre The Egg
10/29 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music Theatre
10/30 – Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
11/2 & 3 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
11/4 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theater

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