Josh Ritter will release his ninth full-length album Gathering on 22nd September 2017.
Available now for pre-order, Gathering will be released via Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers. The first single from the album, Showboat, recently premiered and is available to stream and download.
Talking about his new music Ritter said, “I began with an exciting sense of dissatisfaction, and what emerged, as I began to find my voice, was a record full of storms. I still can’t tell what era these stories are from. They feel part roustabout, part psalm to me.”
Gathering features 13 songs that touch on the themes of uncertainty, mania, laughter and sadness. Bob Weir guests on vocals and guitar on album highlight When Will I Be Changed.
The artwork for Gathering was created by Ritter, who is also a visual artist.
This winter Ritter and the Royal City Band will tour in support of Gathering. Fans who buy tickets, which are on sale now, will get a download of Gathering upon its release.
The Royal City Band is Zachariah Hickman (bass, acoustic guitar, wurlitzer), Sam Kassirer (piano, organ, synthesizers, percussion), Josh Kaufman (guitar, synthesizer) and Ray Rizzo (drums, percussion).
The track listing for Gathering is:
1. Shaker Love Song (Leah)
4. Feels Like Lightning
5. When Will I Be Changed (feat. Bob Weir)
6. Train Go By
8. Myrna Loy
10. Cry Softly
11. Oh Lord (Part 3)
12. Thunderbolt’s Goodnight
Fans can see Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band at the following dates:
December 2 – Berlin, DE—Passionskirche
December 3 – Nijmegen, NL —Doornroosje
December 4 – Amsterdam, NL—Paradiso
December 5 – London, UK— O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
December 6 – Belfast, UK—Mandela Hall
December 7 – Dublin, IE—Vicar Street (seated show)
December 8 – Dublin, IE—Vicar Street (standing show)
December 10 – Limerick, IE—Dolan’s
December 11 – Cork, IE—Cork Opera House
Listen to Josh Ritter’s new single Showboat below: