Legendary singer to kick off American music conference

Van Morrison is to perform on the opening night of this year’s South By Southwest Music conference in Austin, Texas.

Playing at the La Zona Rosa venue on March 12, Morrison will be previewing songs from his new album Keep It Simple.

The new eleven track album, is Van Morrison’s first record of all new material since 2005’s Magic Time, and is scheduled for release through Polydor records on March 17.

Morrison will also be playing a short tour of the US, playing the following venues:

Austin Music Hall, Austin (March 11)
La Zona Rosa/SXSW, Austin (12)
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville (13)
Wang Theatre, Boston (14)
United Palace, New York (15)