Singer/songwriter John Hiatt will be touring this summer starting with a three-night stand at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on July 6-8. Concerts are...

Singer/songwriter John Hiatt will be touring this summer starting with a three-night stand at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on July 6-8. Concerts are confirmed through Aug. 26 with more dates expected to be added

On May 27, New West Records will release Hiatt’s new full length album, “Same Old Man,” which is his first release since 2005’s critically acclaimed “Master of Disaster.” As an added bonus, the album will be made available as a Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl record.

“Same Old Man” was recorded at Highway 61 Recordings and was produced and engineered by Hiatt himself. “It’s a pretty stripped down record,” he said in a statement. “It’s pretty straight ahead. It’s all about me this record because I didn’t have anybody to argue with basically. So it’s vocals right up front, the song is front and center, and the backing is minimal.”

Also appearing on the album are Kenneth Blevins on drums, Patrick O’Hearn on bass and Luther Dickinson on guitar, mandolin and national resonator. John’s daughter, Lilly Hiatt, also sings harmony on two tracks, “Love You Again” and “What Love Can Do.”

Hiatt’s career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and his work has been covered by everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and B.B. King to Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night and The Neville Brothers. Hiatt began his solo career with the 1974 album “Hangin’ Around the Observatory.” In recognition of his work, the Americana Music Association will honor Hiatt with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting Award on Sept. 18 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during the Association’s annual festival and conference.

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John Hiatt iitinerary:

July 6-8 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
July 11 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Botanical Gardens
July 12 Maryville, TN The Shed
July 17 Madison, WI The Barrymore
July 18 Highland Park, IL Ravinia
July 19 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqya
August 15 Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum of Art
August 16 Cockeysville, MD Hot August Blues Fest
August 17 Oyster Bay, NY Long Island Summer Festival
August 19 Rochester, NY Walter Street Music Hall
August 21 Newport, RI Newport Sunset Music Festival
August 22 Lowell, MA Lowell Summer Music Series
August 23 Freeport, ME LL Bean Music Series
August 24 Rutland, VT Paramount Theater
August 26 Brownfield, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center

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