Just like his song suggests, singer/songwriter Mason Jennings will be “In Your City” — soon. His 19-date headlining tour kicks off September 13 in...

Just like his song suggests, singer/songwriter Mason Jennings will be “In Your City” — soon. His 19-date headlining tour kicks off September 13 in Ventura, CA, and closes October 18 in Minneapolis, MN, Jennings’s “adopted home.” Zach Gill will open all performances beginning September 30.

The headlining tour supports the May 2008 album from Hawaii-born Jennings, “In the Ever.” The album is a departure for Jennings, who released five albums on Bar/None Records and another on Epic. “In the Ever” was handled by someone much closer to the musician: his friend, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson.

“I’ve known Jack for a long time,” Jennings said on his Web site about his decision join Johnson’s Brushfire Records. “He told me, if I ever wanted to record for his label, he’d love to have me. It seemed to make sense that this would be a good time to do it.”

Jennings learned how to play guitar as a teenager, eventually introducing his tunes with a self-titled debut in 1996. In addition to his studio albums, Jennings released two EPs, and a DVD titled “Use Your Van,” a companion to his 2004 album “Use Your Voice.”

Jennings’s tour includes several festival stops, including a September 27 performance at the three-day Austin City Limits Music Fesitval. Staged at Zilker Park, the festival also features national acts such as the Foo Fighters, Beck and The Mars Volta.

Mason Jennings itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 13Ventura, CAArroyo Verde Park/Ventura Hillsides Music Festival
September 19Milwaukee, WIPabst Theater
September 20Madison, WIMajestic Theater/Forward Music Fest
September 27Austin, TXZilker Park/Austin City Limits Festival
September 29Athens, GA40 Watt Club
September 30Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
October 1Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 2, 3New York, NYBowery Ballroom
October 4Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
October 5Philadelphia, PATheatre of Living Arts
October 7South Burlington, VTHigher Ground Showcase
October 8Montreal, QCLes Saints
October 9Toronto, ONMod Club
October 10Detroit, MISt. Andrews’s Hall
October 11Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
October 14Bloomington, INBluebird Nightclub
October 15Champaign, ILCanopy Club
October 18Minneapolis, MNOrpheum Theatre

Last Updated on August 14, 2008 by By Allison Reitz