Josh Ritter plans return to Boston

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Josh Ritter has revealed plans for a spring tour that will bring him back to Boston for a show at the Orpheum. The singer-songwriter and former Boston resident, will play the theatre on Friday, May 21 with his band, The Royal City Band. Tickets for the show are $27.50 and now on sale through Live Nation. The show will be Ritter’s first headlining date in Boston since his sold-out Symphony Hall show in the Summer of 2008.

Ritter will be touring in support of his forthcoming album, So Runs the World Away. The album, his fifth studio effort and first since 2007’s The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, is scheduled to drop in stores on May 4. A limited-edition vinyl format of the album will be available at indie retailers nationwide in celebration of Record Store Day on April 17. The LP will also include the album on CD. Fans can get a taste of the new album with a free download of “Change of Time”, which is available below.

Recorded over 15 months at the Great North Sound Society in Maine, with additional recording at Brooklyn’s Saltlands Studio, So Runs The World Away continues Ritter’s longtime collaboration with producer and keyboard player Sam Kassirer. Additionally, the album features the return of Ritter’s core line-up of touring bandmates: Zack Hickman, Austin Nevins and Liam Hurley.

In related news, Ritter became inspired to write a fiction novel while working on So Runs the World Away. After signing a deal with Random House imprint The Dial Press, Ritter’s first work of fiction, Bright’s Passage, will be released in the summer of 2011.



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