With the already announced Iron & Wine show at the Barbican on May 31st long sold out, a second date at the venue has been added to the tour due to demand. Taking place on Tuesday May 28th, tickets will go on sale at 9am this Friday. The forthcoming UK dates now look like this...
28th - The Barbican, London
29th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
30th - Opera House, Manchester
31st - The Barbican, London - SOLD OUT
Ahead of this tour and the release of the new album (Ghost on Ghost on April 15th - more info below), Iron & Wine will release the first single from the album, 'Grace for Saints and Ramblers', on 7" on March 25th. Premiered recently by Radcliffe & Maconie on 6Music.
Sam Beam will be playing the new album for the first time next week at SXSW in his hometown of Austin, TX. If you're there and need to know stagetimes of his show, please let me know.
IRON & WINE - GHOST ON GHOST
April 15th on 4AD
Recorded in New York and produced by Beam's longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats).
Musicians on the record include Sam Beam, Rob Burger of Tin Hat Trio, Steve Bernstein, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, and Briggan Krauss of Sex Mob, jazz drummer Brian Blade, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes of the Jazz Passengers, bassist Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan's band), cellist Marika Hughes, Maxim Moston and Doug Wieselman of Antony and the Johnsons, and Anja Wood.
1. Caught in the Briars
2. The Desert Babbler
4. Low Light Buddy of Mine
5. Graces for Saints and Ramblers
6. Grass Windows
7. Singers and the Endless Song
8. Sundown (Back in the Briars)
9. Winter Prayers
10. New Mexico's No Breeze
11. Lovers' Revolution
12. Baby Center Stage