The album will be first of original material for 13 years

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John Prine has announced a spring tour and a new album.

The tour begins in April in New York and winds up in Norfolk, Virginia in June. Prine will be joined on select dates by Sturgill Simpson, Kurt Vile and Margo Price.

Here’s Kurt Vile introducing Prine’s recently-published book, John Prine Beyond Words, and briefly cover “That’s the Way the World Goes Round”.

Prine will also release his first album of original material since 2005’s Fair & Square to coincide with the dates. No details have yet been announced about the record, though.

The tour dates are:

April 13 — New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall (with Sturgill Simpson)
April 14 — Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theatre (with Kurt Vile)
April 25 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
April 27 — Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
April 28 — Champaign, IL @ Virginia Theatre
May 11 — Beaver Dam, KY @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater
May 12 —Indianapolis, IN @ Clowes Hall
May 19 — San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
May 23 — Folsom, CA @ Harris Center
May 24 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
June 2 — Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
(with Margo Price)

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