James’ sophomore effort is timed to coincide with the U.S. election and it will tackle “the issues of the day,” such as climate change and “corrupt” political systems. This will be his follow-up to 2013’s Regions of Light and Sound of God and his first project since My Morning Jacket’s 2015 release, The Waterfall.
“I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day, many of which, sadly, are issues we have been dealing with since the beginning of time,” James said in a press release. “All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it’s important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”
James will embark on a tour in support of the album, with 27 shows throughout the remainder of the year. Stops include the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Terminal 5 in New York City and two shows at Boston’s Royale.
Check out James’ tour dates below.
Jim James 2016 Tour Dates:
9/28: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
9/29: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
9/30: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco, CA
10/1: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
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