American singer / songwriter Josh Ritter has officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date. Returning to Dublin for a live show at Vicar Street in Dublin, Josh Ritter will be performing acoustically this time round! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Josh Ritter will be performing live on stage within the unique surroundings of Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday the 10th of December 2013. Tickets for Josh Ritter live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €30 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Josh Ritter live at Vicar Street in Dublin on Friday the 10th of Deceber 2013.
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For this very special Irish Tour Date, Josh Ritter will be promoting his new studio album ‘The Beast In Its Tracks’ in a stripped down acoustic set-up.
The Beast In Its Tracks, the new album from renowned Moscow, Idaho born singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, was released on March 1st 2013 through Yep Roc in Ireland. Josh Ritter has a long established relationship with Irish audiences having spent early parts of his career touring the country and as his popularity increased, becoming a regular at larger venues, Big Tops and Festivals – most recently supporting Bruce Springsteen and headlining his very own Iveagh Gardens Dublin show during the summer.
Of the new record, Josh Ritter says: “In the year after my marriage ended, I realized that I had more new songs than I’d ever had at one time. Far from the grand, sweeping feel of the songs on So Runs the World Away, these new songs felt like rocks in the shoe, hard little nuggets of whatever they were, be it spite, remorse, or happiness.”
This is the sixth full-length studio album recording from Josh Ritter, who has been widely heralded by critics and fans alike for the albums The Golden Age Of Radio and Hello Starling.
Recorded during 2011-2012 at the Great North Sound Society in Parsonsfield, Maine, The Beast In Its Tracks continues Josh Ritter’s longtime collaboration with producer and keyboard player Sam Kassirer. As Josh Ritter describes, “I hadn’t composed this stuff, I’d scrawled it down, just trying to keep ahead of the heartbreak. They needed to be recorded like that. We needed to work fast, make decisions quickly, keep the songs as spare as they could be kept, and above all never allow ourselves to blunt the sharp edges. Some of the songs were mean or evil. So be it.”
The new album follows Josh Ritter’s 2010 release, So Runs The World Away, of which Bob Boilen from NPR Music declared, “I’ve come to expect good records from him…but this one took my breath away,” while the Boston Globe praised, “quite sensational…marks the finest music he has made.”
In 2011, Josh Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times Best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime… This is the work of a gifted novelist.”
“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions.” — The Washington Post
“The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now”— Entertainment Weekly
“100 Best Living Songwriters”— Paste Magazine
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