Steve Earle maps tour in support of The Low Highway
Steve Earle will hit the pavement this spring to support his forthcoming album, The Low Highway. The veteran singer-songwriter and his band – The Dukes – will deliver a handful of shows in the Northeast, including a stop at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on Sunday, May 12. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers The Mastersons, are available through Ticketmaster for $29.50 and $37.50.
The Low Highway, Earle’s 15th studio effort, will be released on April 16. The 12-track set is the anticipated follow up to 2011’s Grammy Award-nominated album I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive and is the first billed as “Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchesses).” The album is also the first to feature “The Dukes” band name since 1987’s Exit 0. The Low Highway features his live band consisting of Chris Masterson, Eleanor Whitmore, Kelley Looney, Will Rigby and Allison Moorer and was co-produced by Earle and Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams). The video for lead single “Invisible” is streaming below.
Prior to the show in Boston, Earle will perform at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire on Thursday, May 2. Tickets for the show are available through the venue’s box office and website for $35 and $42.50.
In addition to the release of The Low Highway, Earle is also busy with a pair of book releases. The first will be a memoir and the second a novel. Earle’s memoir, the book he swore he would never write, will be a literary work in three acts. The first section will focus on meeting Townes Van Zandt and the complicated friendship and music mentorship that ensued, taking place in Texas and Tennessee. The second section will center on bottoming out in Nashville, culminating in a prison sentence, during which he got clean. The heart of the third and final section will be recovery, starting around the recording of his 1995 album, Train A Comin’. The novel is a work of historical fiction and will tell the story of a runaway slave who survived the battle of the Alamo. It follows his debut album “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” in 2011, and his 2001 collection of short stories, “Doghouse Roses”.