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Josh Ritter announces new LP produced by Jason Isbell, touring (stream “Old Black Magic”)

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Josh Ritter has announced his new album, Fever Breaks, which will be out April 26 via Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers. The album was produced by Jason Isbell and features his band the 400 Unit, which includes Derry Deborja (piano, organ and Hohner accordion), Chad Gamble (drums and percussion), Jimbo Hart (fender electric, ukulele and upright bass), Sadler Vaden (electric guitar, acoustic guitar and 12 string acoustic guitar) and Amanda Shires (violin and vocals). The first single is gritty rocker “Old Black Magic” which you can listen to below.

Shortly after the album’s release, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band will be on tour, kicking things off in Toronto on May 8 and hitting Montreal, Boston, Philly, DC, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, L.A., San Francisco, Seattle and many more cities this spring and early summer. Most of those dates are with Penny & Sparrow but a few are with Amanda Shires. He’s also got a few fall shows with Amanda, including NYC’s Beacon Theatre on September 21. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, February 1 at 10 AM with presales starting Wednesday (1/30) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed below.

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1. Ground Don’t Want Me
2. Old Black Magic
3. On The Water
4. I Still Love You (Now and Then)
5. The Torch Committee
6. Silverblade
7. All Some Kind of Dream
8. Losing Battles
9. A New Man
10. Blazing Highway Home

May 8—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall*
May 9—Montreal, QC—L’Astral*
May 10—Northampton, MA—Calvin Theater*
May 11—Boston, MA—Wilbur Theater*
May 14—Philadelphia, PA—Keswick Theater*
May 16—Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Memorial Hall*
May 17—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theater*
May 18—Charlottesville VA—Jefferson Theater*
May 19—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse*
May 21—Cincinnati, OH—Taft Theater*
May 22—Chicago, IL—The Vic*
May 23—Detroit, MI—Majestic Theater*
June 14—Houston, TX—Heights Theater †
June 15—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre†
June 20—Boise, ID—Egyptian Theater*
June 21—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory*
June 22—Vancouver, BC—Vogue Theater*
June 23—Seattle, WA—The Moore*
June 25—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall*
June 28—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater*
June 29—Los Angeles, CA—Theater at the Ace*
September 21—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre†
September 26—Durham, NC—Carolina Theater†
September 27—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel†
September 28—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
*with support from Penny & Sparrow
†with support from Amanda Shires

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