Tulsa, OK songwriter John Moreland played in hardcore and punk bands before hearing Steve Earle and other country and folk, which changed his songwriting direction. 2015's High on Tulsa Heat was a breakthrough for John, as was getting to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last year (watch that below). John has now signed to 4AD who will release his fourth album, Big Bad Luv, on May 5. The first single off the record is "It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)" and you can listen to that below.

John will be on tour beginning in June, including a show in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 6/7. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, March 3 at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (3/1) at noon. Much of the tour is with onetime Centro-Matic frontman Will Johnson (who has a new LP too).

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John Moreland - Big Bad Luv tracklist:
1. Sallisaw Blue
2. Old Wounds
3. Every Kind of Wrong
4. Love Is Not an Answer
5. Lies I Chose to Believe
6. Amen, So Be It
7. No Glory in Regret
8. Ain’t We Gold
9. Slow Down Easy
10. It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)
11. Latchkey Kid

John Moreland -- 2017 Tour Dates
June 1 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway*
June 3 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern*
June 4 - Washington, D.C. - Rock & Roll Hotel*
June 7 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
June 8 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
June 9 - Montreal, QC - Le Ritz*
June 10 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground*
June 13 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark*
June 14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
June 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club*
June 17 - Maquoketa, IA - Barnstormers at Codfish Hollow*
July 11 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge
July 12 - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge at Minglewood
July 18 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
July 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
July 22 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's
May 6 – Glasgow - Oran Mor (UK)
May 8 – London - Union Chapel (UK)
May 9 – London - Union Chapel (UK)
May 11 – Paris - Les Etoiles (FR)
May 13 – Hamburg - Kampnagel (DE)
May 14 – Berlin - Passionkirche (DE)
May 16 – Amsterdam - Paradiso (NL)

* = Will Johnson (Centro-matic) opening