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The Waterboys releasing new album, touring this spring, playing Irving Plaza (dates, LP stream)

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The Waterboys will release their new album, Modern Blues, on April 7. Out already in the UK, it’s their first album of entirely original songs in eight years (2013’s An Appointment with Mr Yeats set music to WB Yeats’ poetry) and you can listen to the whole thing via YouTube below.

Mike Scott and the rest of the band will be on tour this spring in support of the new album, including a stop in NYC on April 25 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation and Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM (password: MUSICGEEKS) and go on sale to the general public Friday (2/13) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with the stream of the album, below…

Tour Dates:
Thurs. 4/16 – Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre
Fri. 4/17 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
Sat. 4/18 – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Linsley
Sun. 4/19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Tues. 4/21 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Wed. 4/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Thurs. 4/23 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Sat. 4/25 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Sun. 4/26 – Wilmington, DE – The Grand Opera House
Mon. 4/27 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Tues. 4/28 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Wed. 4/29 – TBA
Fri. 5/1 – Montreal, Canada – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Sat. 5/2 – Toronto, Canada – Winter Garden Theatre
Sun. 5/3 – Ottawa, Canada – Bronson Centre Theatre
Tues. 5/5 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
Wed. 5/6 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Thurs. 5/7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Wed. 5/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Fri. 5/15 – San Diego, CA – TBA
Sat. 5/16 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Venture Theatre
Sun. 5/17 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Mon. 5/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Wed. 5/20 – Victoria, BC – University of Victoria – Farquhar
Thurs. 5/21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Fri. 5/22 – Portland, OR – The Aladdin Theatre
Sun. 5/24 – Arvada, CO – Arvada Center Amphitheatre

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