Josh Ritter Announces New Album, Tour

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[Photo by Doug Seymour]

It’s been four years since Josh Ritter released one of our favorite albums of the decade, The Animal Years, and nearly that long since his last studio recording, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter. Good news, then: This morning, Ritter announced on his website (via Speakers in Code) that he’ll be dropping his next studio release later this spring.

So Runs the World Away will be available April 23 in Ireland and May 4 in the U.S. The record took Ritter over a year to make, and he seems satisfied with the fruits of his long labor. “I love the songs on this record so much,” he writes on his website. “Change of Time,” the first single from the new album, is available to for free download via Ritter’s website. His tour kicks off in Galway, Ireland in April. Tickets go on sale Feb. 26.


24 – Galway, Ireland @ The Live Lounge at The Radisson Hotel
25 – Limerick, Ireland @ Dolans Warehouse
27 – Dublin, Ireland @ Grand Canal Theatre
29 – Belfast, Ireland @ Festival Marquee at CQAF
30 – Kilkenny, Ireland @ Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival

7 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theater of Living Arts
8 – Washington, D.C. @ The 9:30 Club
10 – Baltimore, M.D. @ Ram’s Head Live
11 – Durham, N.C. @ Carolina Theatre
13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Vic Theatre
19 – New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall
20 – New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall (sold out)