has announced a forthcoming acoustic tour to promote his recently released record The Beast In Its Tracks.
The tour will begin in January 2014 and will feature stripped-down performances with Ritter’s bandmates Zack Hickman and Josh Kaufman.
Gregory Alan Isakov will open for the singer-songwriter’s shows. The Beast In Its Tracks, released via Pytheas Recordings, features songs that Ritter wrote and developed during the year his marriage ended.
“These new songs felt like rocks in the shoe, hard little nuggets of whatever they were, be it spite, remorse or happiness,” Ritter commented in the press release. “I hadn’t composed this stuff, I’d scrawled it down, just trying to keep ahead of the heartbreak. They needed to be recorded like that.”
The Beast In Its Tracks follows Ritter’s 2011 So Runs The World Away.
Check out the dates for Ritter’s upcoming tour below.
16 – Lafayette, La. @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
17 – Dallas, Texas @ The Kessler Theater
18 – Austin, Texas @ Moody Theater at ACL Live
20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Musical Instrument Museum
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Wilshire Ebell
23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
25 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theater
26 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune
28 – Nelson, British Columbia @ Capitol Theater
29 – Calgary, British Columbia @ Knox United Church
30 – Banff, Alberta @ Banff Centre
31 – St. Albert, Alberta @ Arden Theatre
1 – St. Albert, Alberta @ Arden Theatre
3 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Fitzgerald Theater
4 – Iowa City, Iowa @ The Englert Theatre
5 – Stoughton, Wis. @ Stoughton Opera House
21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Fourth Presbyterian Church
22 – Bloomington, Ind. @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater
23 – Saint Louis, Miss. @ Sheldon Concert Hall
24 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall
25 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
27 – Glenside, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre
28 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
4 – Lebanon, N.H. @ Lebanon Opera House
5 – Somerville, Mass. @ Somerville Theater
7 – New York, New York @ Town Hall