By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

In support of his new album “Rain” (Rykodisc), scheduled to be released Jan. 29, Joe Jackson is returning to the road for his first tour since the summer of 2006, starting April 1 in Toronto and winding down May 13 in Los Angeles.

Joining Jackson on the 24-date tour will be the duo that also performs on the new album: Graham Maby (bass/vocals) and Dave Houghton (drums/vocals); Jackson handles vocals and keyboards. This band is three-fourths of the legendary original Joe Jackson Band that made Jackson’s first three records and his most recent one, 2003’s “Volume 4.”

Included with the new CD will be a special DVD featuring three songs from
the album recorded live at the Islington Academy in London, an
exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the new record
as well as Joe Jackson’s guide to Berlin.

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Joe Jackson itinerary:

April 1 Toronto, ONT Danforth Music Hall
April 2 Montreal, QUE Metropolis
April 4 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
April 5 Northampton, MA Calvin Theater
April 7 Boston, MA Somerville Theatre
April 9 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
April 10 Washington, DC 930 Club
April 12 Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center
April 15 New York, NY Apollo Theatre
April 16 New York, NY Town Hall
April 19 Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
April 20 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
April 21 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
April 23/24 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
April 26 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
April 28 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
April 29 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom
May 4 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
May 5 Vancouver, BC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
May 6 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
May 10 Redwood City, CA The Fox Theatre
May 11 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
May 13 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theatre