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15

Nov

New Ireland show + more

  • By Team Ritter

Josh has added one more acoustic show to his December tour in Ireland:

December 5 – Garter Lane Arts Centre – Waterford, Ireland  - TICKETS

Two other shows are also on sale this morning:

January 30 – Banff Centre – Banff, Alberta – TICKETS

March 6 – Somerville Theatre (2nd night!) – Somerville, MA – TICKETS

Josh’s full acoustic tour routing can be found here

12

Nov

Second nights added

  • By Team Ritter

Because some shows on Josh’s acoustic North American tour are selling out early, we’ve added second nights of in Portland, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Boston!

Jan 24 – The Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – TICKETS

Feb 20 – Fourth Presbyterian Church – Chicago, IL – TICKETS

Mar 1 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC – TICKETS

Mar 6 – Somerville Theatre – Somerville, MA – TICKETS

Be sure to check out Josh’s full tour schedule here.

01

Nov

New shows added

  • By Team Ritter

We’ve just added a couple of new shows to Josh’s 2014 acoustic tour:

January 11 @ South Orange Performing Arts Center – South Orange, NJ – TICKETS

January 24 @ The Aladdin Theater (2nd night!) – Portland, OR – TICKETS

29

Oct

Historical Conquests Deluxe Vinyl

  • By Team Ritter

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It’s been a long time coming, but The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter is now available on vinyl!

The record is being released as a deluxe double LP in a gatefold jacket. The studio album (LP #1) is on 180 gram translucent RED vinyl, plus a 10 song 12” (LP #2) on 150 gram black vinyl. The second LP features rare & hard to find remixes and demos, as well as THREE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED demos: ”Michelle,” ”Good Days,” and ”Black Jack Davey.”

LP #2 track list:
Overnight
Michelle (demo)
Good Days (demo)
Black Jack Davey (demo)
Sherriff McGiven
Still Beating (demo) FREE DOWNLOAD
Rumours (Jackdrag Off Broadway Remix)
Wildfires
Naked as a Window
Labelship Down

Package includes a download card with the entire 2xLP track list.

Buy at Josh Ritter webstore | Amazon.com | Local record store

Three random lucky fans who order from the Josh Ritter webstore will win a vinyl test pressing of The Historical Conquests 2LP set. Only 4 copies exist in the world!

THE HISTORICAL CONQUESTS OF JOSH RITTER BY…JOSH RITTER

The story of Conquests starts with the release of The Animal Years. The Animal Years was heady stuff. It was political, religious, searching in the ways that I felt best represented my own feelings about the nation at the time. To write another doozy like that felt wrong. I’d exorcised those feelings enough. No, the next record would be about love. Big love. The new record would be chuckly with it. And rather than spend a long time writing, I would fly by the seat of my pants.

So it was that, six months after the release of The Animal Years, we all found ourselves in Maine, at Sam Kassirer’s newly-acquired farmhouse, beginning work on The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter. With the exception of “The Temptation of Adam” and “Empty Hearts” I hadn’t written a word before I arrived. Over the next three weeks, however, I wrote like a madman. Sam had gotten me a tiny house down the road, and each morning after breakfast I would walk down through the snow, the air freezing my breath, making me feel more alive than I had in a while. There was no sluggishness from too long on the road, no worry about what might or might not happen next, nothing but the electric shock of the cold and the promise of hours of uninterrupted writing, recording, and hanging out with great friends. I would work on a song, get it where I thought it need to be, then bound up to the farmhouse, where the band would be working on laying tracks on an earlier song. I would listen, give my thoughts, and then play a new song for them. We’d add it to the pile and keep moving.

“To the Dogs or Whoever” slammed into being so fast that I barely knew the words before it was done. “Wait for Love”, “Moons”, “Next to the Last Romantic” all appeared as if waiting to be written down. I wrote “Open Doors” in an hour one morning.

If I had to use a single word to sum it up, it would be fun. With the world suddenly at our fingertips, the band, under the eye of Sam, was doing things that it felt like we had been preparing for a long time. It felt like the storm that had been building had finally arrived. “Right Moves” and “Rumors”, songs I had only ever had chords for, came out of the thunderclap, as did some of the stuff I didn’t release (until now), like “Good Days”, “Sheriff McGiven” and “Naked As A Window.”

At night we made big dinners, drank cheap beer by the case, and devised wild, barely sensical games based on b.b. guns, ski masks and toboggan races. It was all hellaciously good fun.

When I look back at it now, Historical Conquests was the moment when I took my own work into my own hands. For better or worse, I learned to embrace it as a part of me that I could neither control nor destroy nor ignore. And it was at that moment that I feel we all became each other’s worthy companions. Ours weren’t the lives of those dependent on the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Ours would be outrageous, and that was all that mattered. My friends. This is what Conquests was about. My friends, and all that we were and all that we could do.

Rock On!
Josh

25

Oct

Acoustic European Fall Tour Poster

  • By Team Ritter

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Here’s the beautiful tour poster available on Josh’s Acoustic European tour, which kicks off this weekend. Designed and screen printed by Luke Drozd, strictly limited to 300 copies and only available at these shows. Dates and ticket links are listed below.

JOSH ACOUSTIC EUROPEAN TOUR
w/ special guest Tift Merritt

Oct 27 – Pocktoberfest @ The Old Station – Pocklington, UK - Tickets
Oct 28 – Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester, UK - Tickets
Oct 29 – Old Fruitmarket – Glasgow, Scotland - Tickets
Oct 30 – St. George’s Church – Bristol, UK - Tickets
Nov 1 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL - Tickets
Nov 2 – Tivoli – Utrecht, NL - Tickets
Nov 3 – Stadsschouwburg – Groningen, NL - Tickets
Nov 4 – Mezz – Breda, NL - Tickets
Nov 5 – Orangerie Botanique – Brussels, BE - Tickets
Nov 7 – Moby Dick – Madrid, ES - Tickets
Nov 8 – La (2) – Barcelona, ES - Tickets
Nov 10 – Barbican – London, UK - Tickets

17

Oct

Evil Eye Music Video Premiere

  • By Team Ritter

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Bloody-Disgusting.com have the worldwide premiere of Josh Ritter’s new music video for “Evil Eye”! Conceived, produced, directed, and edited by Phillip Niemeyer of DoubleTriple, the music video is an imaginary trailer for an imaginary 1972 horror film. Just in time for Halloween. Bloody-Disgusting.com has featured an interview with Phillip about the video.

Phillip also designed this awesome movie poster to go along with the trailer, which we had screen printed and have made available in the Josh Ritter web store!

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Get your limited Evil Eye horror movie poster here.

Or bundle it with an Evil Eye T-Shirt and we’ll throw in some free Evil Eye pins and stickers.

11

Oct

Acoustic Shows on sale now

  • By Team Ritter

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Most shows on Josh’s acoustic 2014 US / Canada tour with special guest Gregory Alan Isakov went on sale this morning. Here’s a list of all the dates on sale now:

Jan 17 – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX – Tickets
Jan 21 – Wilshire Ebell Theater – Los Angeles, CA - Tickets
Jan 23 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA - Tickets
Jan 25 – The Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR - Tickets
Jan 26 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA - Tickets
Jan 28 – Capitol Theatre – Nelson, BC, Canada – Tickets
Jan 29 – Knox United Church – Calgary, AB, Canada - Tickets
Jan 31 – Arden Theatre – St. Albert, AB, Canada - Tickets
Feb 1 – Arden Theatre – St. Albert, AB, Canada - Tickets
Feb 3 – Fitgerald Theatre – St. Paul, MN - Tickets
Feb 4 – Englert Theatre – Iowa City, IA - Pre-Sale
Feb 5 – Stoughton Opera House – Stoughton, WI - Tickets

Feb 21 – Fourth Presbyterian Church – Chicago, IL – Tickets
Feb 22 – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre – Bloomington, IN – Tickets
Feb 23 – Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis, MO – Tickets
Feb 24 – Headliner’s – Louisville, KY – Tickets
Feb 25 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH – Tickets
Feb 27 – Keswick Theatre – Philadelphia, PA – Tickets
Feb 28 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC – Tickets
Mar 4 – Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NH – Tickets
Mar 5 – Somerville Theater – Boston, MA – Tickets
Mar 7 – Town Hall – New York, NY – Tickets

Check out Josh’s full tour routing, including this fall’s European and Irish tours right here.

07

Oct

Acoustic World Tour

  • By Team Ritter

JOSH RITTER ACOUSTIC WORLD TOUR

We’re excited to announce a brand new set of acoustic dates. Josh, Zack Hickman, and Josh Kaufman have put together some new arrangements spanning Josh’s entire catalog (including some surprises and deep cuts) to play for you this autumn and winter. Can’t wait for you to experience these intimate shows in some truly beautiful theaters.

JOSH ACOUSTIC EUROPEAN TOUR
w/ special guest Tift Merritt

Oct 27 – Pocktoberfest @ The Old Station – Pocklington, UK - Tickets
Oct 28 – Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester, UK - Tickets
Oct 29 – Old Fruitmarket – Glasgow, Scotland - Tickets
Oct 30 – St. George’s Church – Bristol, UK - Tickets
Nov 1 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL - Tickets
Nov 2 – Tivoli – Utrecht, NL - Tickets
Nov 3 – Stadsschouwburg – Groningen, NL - Tickets
Nov 4 – Mezz – Breda, NL - Tickets
Nov 5 – Orangerie Botanique – Brussels, BE - Tickets
Nov 7 – Moby Dick – Madrid, ES - Tickets
Nov 8 – La (2) – Barcelona, ES - Tickets
Nov 10 – Barbican – London, UK - Tickets


JOSH US NOVEMBER SHOWS

Nov 22 – Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University – West Long Branch, NJ - Tickets
Nov 24 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY - Tickets


JOSH ACOUSTIC IRISH TOUR

w/ special guest Stephen Kellogg

Dec 4 – Triskel Christchurch – Cork, IE - Tickets
Dec 6 – Birr Arts Centre & Theatre – Birr, IE - Tickets
Dec 7 – Source Arts Centre – Thurles, IE - Tickets
Dec 9 – Unitarian Church – Dublin, IE - SOLD OUT
Dec 10 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IE - Tickets
Dec 11 – Dunamaise Arts Centre – County Laois, IE - Tickets
Dec 13 – St. Canice’s Cathedral – Kilkenny, IE - Tickets
Dec 14 – Milennium Forum – Derry, IE - Tickets
Dec 15 – Balor Theatre – Ballybofey, IE - Tickets
Dec 18 – St. Iberus Church – Wexford, IE - Tickets

 

JOSH ACOUSTIC US / CANADIAN TOUR
w/ special guest Gregory Alan Isakov

Josh is hitting the US and Canada again in the winter of 2014. Fan pre-sale tickets for most shows are on sale NOW. General on sale for most shows begins this Friday, October 11.

Check JoshRitter.com for details and the most up to date ticketing info.

We are super psyched to announce Gregory Alan Isakov as the opening act for this tour!

Jan 16 – Acadiana Center for the Arts – Lafayette, LA - Pre-Sale
Jan 17 – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX - Pre-Sale
Jan 18 – Moody Theater – Austin, TX - Pre-Sale
Jan 20 – Music Instrument Museum – Phoenix, AZ – ON SALE SOON
Jan 21 – Wilshire Ebell Theater – Los Angeles, CA - Pre-Sale
Jan 23 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA - Pre-Sale
Jan 25 – The Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR - Pre-Sale
Jan 26 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA - Pre-Sale
Jan 28 – Capitol Theatre – Nelson, BC, Canada - Pre-Sale
Jan 29 – Knox United Church – Calgary, AB, Canada - Pre-Sale
Jan 30 – Banff Centre – Banff, AB, Canada – ON SALE TBA
Jan 31 – Arden Theatre – St. Albert, AB, Canada - Tickets
Feb 1 – Arden Theatre – St. Albert, AB, Canada - Tickets
Feb 3 – Fitgerald Theatre – St. Paul, MN - Pre-Sale
Feb 4 – Englert Theatre – Iowa City, IA - Pre-Sale
Feb 5 – Stoughton Opera House – Stoughton, WI - Tickets

Feb 21 – Fourth Presbyterian Church – Chicago, IL - Pre-Sale
Feb 22 – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre – Bloomington, IN - Pre-Sale
Feb 23 – Sheldon Concert Hall – St. Louis, MO - Pre-Sale
Feb 24 – Headliner’s – Louisville, KY - Pre-Sale
Feb 25 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH - Pre-Sale
Feb 27 – Keswick Theatre – Philadelphia, PA - Pre-Sale
Feb 28 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC - Pre-Sale
Mar 4 – Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NH - Pre-Sale
Mar 5 – Somerville Theater – Boston, MA - Pre-Sale
Mar 7 – Town Hall – New York, NY – Pre-Sale

03

Oct

Stephen Kellogg to support in Ireland

  • By Team Ritter

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We’re so excited to announce the our friend Stephen Kellogg will support all of Josh Ritter’s acoustic shows in Ireland this December. Tickets are moving fast!

Dec 4 – Triskel Christchurch – Cork, IE – Tickets
Dec 6 – Birr Arts Centre & Theatre – Birr, IE – Tickets
Dec 7 – Source Arts Centre – Thurles, IE – Tickets
Dec 9 – Unitarian Church – Dublin, IE – SOLD OUT
Dec 10 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IE – Tickets
Dec 11 – Dunamaise Arts Centre – County Laois, IE – Tickets
Dec 13 – St. Canice’s Cathedral – Kilkenny, IE – Tickets
Dec 14 – Milennium Forum – Derry, IE – Tickets
Dec 15 – Balor Theatre – Ballybofey, IE – Tickets
Dec 18 – St. Iberus Church – Wexford, IE – Tickets

19

Sep

New acoustic show at Monmouth University

  • By Team Ritter

Josh Ritter will play an acoustic show at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch, NJ on Friday November 22. Tickets are available here.