J.D. Souther, the legendary singer-songwriter whose career has been highlighted by numerous hit songs recorded by a broad range of artists, has set a national tour to support If The World Was You, his first studio album in 25 years.
The album was released on Oct. 14 via Slow Curve.
Tour dates, cities and venues include:
Nov. 16 — Toronto, Hugh’s Room,
Nov. 18 — Ferndale, Mich., The Magic Bag
Nov. 19 — Cleveland, Night Town
Nov. 20 — Chicago, The Abbey
Nov. 23 — Minneapolis, Cedar Cultural Center
Nov. 25 — Denver, Soiled Drive
Dec. 3 — Houston, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Dec. 5 — Austin, Texas, Cactus Club
Dec. 6 — Dallas, AllGood Cafe
Dec. 8 — Santa Fe, N.M., Santa Fe Brewing Company
Dec. 9 — Phoenix, Ariz., Rhythm Room
Dec. 12 — Santa Monica, Calif., McCabe’s
Dec. 13 — San Francisco, Noe Valley Ministry
Commonly credited as one of the principal architects of the California country-rock sound, Souther released his last studio album, Home by Dawn, was released in 1984. He followed that with a performance tour the next year. With the exception of a few one-off appearances in the intervening 24 years, the 1985 dates were the last live performances from Souther, who would go on to pursue an acting career.
Souther’s career has been highlighted by numerous hit songs recorded by artists including The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and others.