Norah Jones reveals plans for summer tour, new album

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Norah Jones has announced plans for a summer tour in support of her forthcoming album, Little Broken Hearts. The singer-songwriter will visit Massachusetts for a performance at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on Sunday, July 1. Tickets for the show, which rang in price from $25 to $60, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

Little Broken Hearts, Jones’ fifth studio album and first since 2009’s The Fall, will be released on May 1. Produced by Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton (Gnarls Barkley, The Black Keys), it features lead single “Happy Pills”. The lyric video for the song is streaming below.

In 2009, Jones and Burton began meeting in Gnarls Barkley’s studio to write material for what would become Little Broken Hearts. “I’d never gone in with nothing and wrote songs from scratch, and I’d never played bass before on a record,” Jones said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “I was out of my comfort zone – but I was comfortable because we’re friends.”

Little Broken Hearts is said to be a more experimental album with a darker mood, as Jones wrote it shortly after breaking up with a longtime boyfriend. “I always heard the old stories about how you write better songs when you go through some shit,” she said. “That sucks, but it’s true!”

Following the show in Boston, Jones will perform at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut on July 2.

Jones has also remained active with The Little Willies. The country band recently released their sophomore album, For the Good Times. It is comprised of solely of classic covers from a range of country legends including Ralph Stanley, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.

Last year, she provided guests vocals for three songs on Danger Mouse and Italian composer Daniele Luppi’s collaborative release, Rome.

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