I was thinking back to some of my favorite concerts over the years, and I realized how many took place in spaces that were special in their own right. Cathedrals, synagogues, strange and storied theaters, each bring a special kind of glow to the performance.
I was also feeling the urge to play some of my quieter, more narrative songs that I may not always get the chance to perform during larger rock shows.
So I decided to put together a tour that would allow me to play these songs, and some new ones that I’ve been writing, in some of these beautiful spaces. I decided to call the tour “A Book of Gold Thrown Open.”
I’ll mainly be solo, but it’ll be a fun chance to have a few special guests and accompaniment. And most of all, I’m looking forward to singing these songs. I hope you can make it! Presale starts tomorrow 12/11 at 10am local, sign up on joshritter.com now to get the password. General onsale this Friday 12/13 at 10am local.
In the spirit of the tour, there’s a new song called “The Gospel of Mary” that I recorded with The Milk Carton Kids in Los Angeles. Listen here.
Rock on, and thank you.
NEW TOUR DATES:
March 12 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Bethesda Episcopal Church
March 13 – Boston, MA – Sanders Theatre
March 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Theatre
March 17 – Washington, DC – 6th & I Synagogue
March 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Lecture Hall
March 20 – Chicago, IL – Fourth Presbyterian Church
March 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Fountain Street Church
March 22 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater
April 21 – Los Angeles, CA – First Congregational Church
April 22 – San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theatre
April 24 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
April 25 – Seattle, WA – St. Mark’s Cathedral