Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces New Album, U.S. Tour

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Legacy Recordings Yusuf Cat Stevens album cover

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) announced Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, his first album in five years. The October 27 Legacy Recordings release features ten tracks, half originals and half covers. He co-produced the album with Rick Rubin, and invited a host of guest artists, including Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Charlie Musselwhite.

In the announcement, Yusuf indicated that the album’s music would draw heavily from his R&B influences, a departure from his most recent album, 2010’s folky Roadsinger. “Hidden in the background behind my renowned troubadour persona lurked an R&B alter-self waiting to be let free,” he said in a press release.

Yusuf premiered the first cover, his take on Edgar Winter’s “Dying to Live,” at Rolling Stone yesterday.

Tell ‘Em I’m Gone Tracklist:

01. I Was Raised in Babylon

02. Big Boss Man

03. Dying to Live

04. You Are My Sunshine

05. Editing Floor Blues

06. Cat and the Dog Trap

07. Gold Digger

08. The Devil Came From Kansas

09. Tell ‘Em I’m Gone

10. Doors

Tour Dates:

11/04 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

11/09 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National

11/11 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum

11/13 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle

11/16 – Paris, FR @ Zenith

11/20 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom

11/23 – Hamburg, DE @ CCH 1

11/25 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall

12/01 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

12/04 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre

12/07 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

12/09 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre

12/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

12/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre

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