Folk-pop songstress Dar Williams hasn’t completed her journey to the “Promised Land” quite yet. Originally scheduled to end at the end of October, the...

Folk-pop songstress Dar Williams hasn’t completed her journey to the “Promised Land” quite yet. Originally scheduled to end at the end of October, the singer-songwriter’s 2008 tour has been extended through the end of the year with recently added dates.

The fall leg of the tour launched with a September 12 show at Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA, and continues its cross-country circuit with an October 14 concert at Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO. Highlights include a November 22 gig at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, TN, a December 26 performance at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA, and the closing show on December 27 at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY.

Williams is touring in support of her most recent studio release, “Promised Land,” which dropped on September 9. The album is a follow-up to 2005’s “My Better Self,” a mixture of original tracks and cover songs, including William’s folk-rock version of Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb.”

Shawn Mullins will resume his supporting role on the tour beginning with the October 17 show at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA, and continuing through the pair’s October 30 performance at the University of Texas in Austin. The musician, best known for his 1998 hit “Lullaby,” accompanied Williams for most of her original tour dates in September.

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According to Williams’s official Web site, other opening acts will come from Katie Herzig and Lucy Wainwright Roche on select dates in November, with no support announced for December. Herzig is touring behind her 2008 release, “Apple Tree,” which is available as a “pay what you want” download on Herzig’s Web site. Singer-songwriter Wainwright Roche, daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and half-sister of Rufus Wainwright, is supporting her latest EP “8 More,” a follow-up to 2007’s “8 Songs.”

Dar Williams itinerary:
Dates subject to change.

October 14Boulder, COBoulder Theater
October 15Holladay, UTHolladay United Church of Christ
October 17Seattle, WAMoore Theatre
October 18Eugene, ORThe John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
October 19Portland, ORAladdin Theater
October 20Santa Cruz, CARio Theatre
October 22San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall
October 23Los Angeles, CAEl Rey Theatre
October 24Tucson, AZClub Congress
October 25Flagstaff, AZOrpheum Theatre
October 28Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
October 30Austin, TXUniversity of Texas
November 1Decatur, GAEddie’s Attic
November 2Charlotte, NCNeighborhood Theatre
November 3Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel
November 6Charlottesville, VAGravity Lounge
November 18Hanover, NHDartmouth College
November 21St. Louis, MOBlueberry Hill
November 22Nashville, TN3rd and Lindsley
November 23Louisville, KYClifton Corner
December 6New Haven, CTToad’s Place
December 12Woodstock, NYBearsville Theater
December 13Fall River, MANarrows Center for the Arts
December 14Skowhegan, METhe Opera House
December 26Northampton, MAThe Iron Horse
December 27Brooklyn, NYSouthpaw

Last Updated on October 10, 2008 by By Allison Reitz