Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has announced the release of his ninth studio album, Gathering which will be out September 22 on Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers. (Preorder.) Ritter described the writing process as invigorating:

"I began with an exciting sense of dissatisfaction, and what emerged, as I began to find my voice, was a record full of storms. I still can't tell what era these stories are from. They feel part roustabout, part psalm to me."

This will be his first record since 2015's great Sermon on the Rocks, and the new album features The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on one song. You can listen to the first single taken from the album, "Showboat," and check out the album's artwork and tracklist, below.

Ritter has announced a slew of tour dates in support of the new album, including a show at Brooklyn Steel on October 29 with Good Old War. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale now and go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 21 at noon. All tickets for the Brooklyn Steel show come with a digital download of the new album (delivered on 9/22).

All tour dates are listed below.

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Josh Ritter - Gathering tracklist
Shaker Love Song (Leah)
Showboat
Friendamine
Feels Like Lightning
When Will I Be Changed (feat. Bob Weir)
Train Go By
Dreams
Myrna Loy
Interlude
Cry Softly
Oh Lord (Part 3)
Thunderboltís Goodnight
Strangers

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band - Tour Dates
October 22—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater
October 23—Birmingham, AL—Saturn
October 24—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse
October 25—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle
October 27—Boston, MA—House of Blues
October 28—Portland, ME—State Theater
October 29—New York, NY—Brooklyn Steel
November 1—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls
November 2—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theater
November 4—Northampton, MA—Calvin Theater
November 5—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
November 8—Toronto, ON —Opera House
November 9—Chicago, IL—The Vic
December 2— Berlin, DE—Passionskirche
December 3—Nijmegen, NL —Doornroosje
December 4—Amsterdam, NL—Paradiso
December 5—London, UK— O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
December 6—Belfast, UK—Mandela Hall
December 7—Dublin, IE—Vicar Street (seated show)
December 8—Dublin, IE—Vicar Street (standing show)
December 10—Limerick, IE—Dolan’s
December 11—Cork, IE—Cork Opera House
January 12—Austin, TX—ACL Live at the Moody Theater
January 13—Houston, TX—Heights Theater
January 15—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theater
January 16—San Diego, CA—Belly Up
January 17—Los Angeles, CA—Teragram Ballroom
January 19—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
January 20—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
January 24—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
January 25—Seattle, WA—Neptune
January 26—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory
January 27—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory
January 29—Denver, CO—Ogden
January 30—Lawrence, KS—Liberty Hall
January 31—Minneapolis, MN—Fitzgerald Theater
February 16—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium