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John Prine to Release First Album in 13 Years
John Prine, the 71-year-old performer from Illinois, is plotting to release a new album in 2018, as well as a tour beginning in mid-April. The tour includes stops in many major cities from Philadelphia to Chicago to San Francisco, and each tickets include a physical copy of Prine’s upcoming album. Included on the bill for multiple tour dates are Sturgill Simpson, Kurt Vile, and Margo Price, with some shows just featuring the “Paradise” performer. Tickets for these shows go on pre-sale tomorrow, December 5th, and general sale this Friday, December 8th. More shows are to be added to the our within the next few weeks, so keep a lookout for that announcement.
Prine's new album is his first full-length album in thirteen years, since his 2005 grammy-winning LP titled Fair & Square.
The “Angel From Montgomery” singer has been keeping busy this year by delivering his first book, John Prine Beyond Words, which features his favorite songs’ lyrics and guitar chords, over 100 personal photographs, hand-written lyrics from Prine himself, and special notes by the author. The Americana singer-songwriter also won Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony and headlined the Newport Folk Festival.
Prine is starting out the new year with the Arbot Folk Festival, The Avett Brothers at the Beach 2018 show,and a week-long trek on the Cayamo Cruise with Lee Ann Womack and many others along with a few other shows sprinkled throughout the beginning of the new year.
For more information on tickets to see Prine on tour, fans can visit his website here.
John Prine’s 2018 tour dates:
4/13 — New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (with Sturgill Simpson)
4/14 — Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theatre (with Kurt Vile)
4/25 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
4/27 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
4/28 — Champaign, IL @ Virginia Theatre
5/11 — Beaver Dam, KY @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater
5/12 —Indianapolis, IN @ Clowes Hall
5/19 — San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
5/23 — Folsom, CA @ Harris Center
5/24 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
6/2 — Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall (with Margo Price)
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