The singer/songwriter announces a fall journey supporting her first album of original music since Bill Clinton was president.
Like those old TV commercials featuring Orson Welles proclaiming that a certain vineyard would “serve no wine before its time,” Iris DeMent releases albums when she’s good and ready. Her latest effort, Sing The Delta, arrives Oct. 2 on her own Flariella label and is her first album of new material since The Way I Should, released in 1996. DeMent’s last album, 2004’s Lifeline, featured the artist performing her favorite gospel songs.
DeMent’s traveling plans include a couple of intimate performances coupled with question and answer sessions at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum Aug. 9 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Aug. 11. With another gig booked for the end of August, a sole September show on the books and a couple of mid-October dates planned for Toronto, DeMent’s schedule gets busy starting in November. As to 2013, so far the artist has one show scheduled, an April engagement in southern Wisconsin.
Here’s the routing:
Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, Calif., Grammy Museum
Aug. 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Country Music Hall Of Fame
Aug. 31 – Portsmouth, N.H., Prescott Park
Sept. 1 – Boothbay Harbor, Maine, The Opera House At Boothbay Harbor
Oct. 20 – Toronto, Ontario, Hugh's Room
Oct. 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Hugh's Room
Nov. 8 – Londonderry, N.H., Tupelo Music Hall
Nov. 9 – Middlebury, Vt., After Dark Music Series
Nov. 17 – Ann Arbor, Mich., The Ark
Nov. 29 – Petaluma, Calif., McNears Mystic Theatre
Nov. 30 – Berkeley, Calif., Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
Dec. 1 – Nevada City, Calif., Miner's Foundry
Dec. 7 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Dec. 8 – Orlando, Fla., The Plaza Theatre
Dec. 9 – Clearwater, Fla., Capitol Theatre
April 5 – Stoughton, Wis., Stoughton Opera House
Some shows are already on sale. For more information about Iris DeMent, please click here for her official website.