Bruce Hornsby Adds Tour Dates For New Album

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The pianist, singer and songwriter, Bruce Hornsby, has announced his first European tour in 15 years, to support his new album, Absolute Zero. The album from the three-time Grammy award winner arrived April 12 and followed the release of 2016’s Rehab Reunion. Listen to several tracks below.

On June 24, Hornsby revealed six European dates for November. These follow an extensive run of U.S. shows with the Noisemakers, including intimate showcase performances. Tickets are available here and here.

On his return to the UK and Europe and the upcoming shows, Hornsby said “It’s been fifteen years since I played in Europe, and six since I did two concerts in the U.K. The beautiful response to Absolute Zero led to this revitalized interest in having me come over and play these dates, and I look forward to roaming through thirty-three years of musical evolution.”

Listen to “Take You There (Misty)” from the new album

The genesis of Absolute Zero began within Hornsby’s work as a film composer for writer-director Spike Lee. Hornsby started collaborating with Lee in 1992; ultimately, in 2008, he began scoring for Lee.

Bruce Hornsby (Photo: Sarah Walor; used with permission)

Predominantly produced by Hornsby, the 10-track album includes added production from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird, Public Image Ltd.) and Brad Cook (Sharon Van Etten, Hiss Golden Messenger). Absolute Zero also includes musical contributions from yMusic, the Staves, Blake Mills, Jack DeJohnette, Sean Carey, the Orchestra of St. Hanks (Frost School/Univ. of Miami), Hornsby’s longtime band the Noisemakers and more. The track “Cast-Off” was co-written with Vernon, who also duets with Hornsby on the track, while “Take You There (Misty)” was co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.

Watch the lyric video for “Cast-Off”

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers 2019 Tour Dates

Jun 25 – Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN *
Jun 26 – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC *
Jun 28 – The Majestic Theatre – Gettysburg, PA *
Jun 29 – Smith Opera House – Geneva, NY *
Jun 30 – Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NH *
Jul 12 – Pocono Mountain Event Ctr. – Mt. Pocono, PA
Jul 13 – Roxian Theatre – Mckees Rocks, PA
Jul 14 – Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH
Jul 16 – Rose Music Ctr. – Huber Heights, OH
Jul 18 – Grand Casino Theater at Foxwoods – Mashantucket, CT %
Jul 20 – Maymont – Richmond, VA %
Jul 21 – Sprint Pavilion – Charlottesville, VA %
Jul 23 – North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC %
Jul 24 – Wolf Trap for the Perf. Arts – Vienna, VA %
Aug 07 – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Aug 09 – Pantages Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 10 – Okoboji Blue Water Festival – Arnolds Park, IA
Aug 11 – Canal Shores Golf Course – Evanston, IL (w/Suzanne Vega)
Aug 13 – Lied Center of Kansas – Lawrence, KS
Aug 16 – Dillon Amphitheater – Dillon, CO
Aug 17 – Chautauqua Auditorium – Boulder, CO
Aug 18 – Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver, CO
Oct 06 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
Oct 08 – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre – San Francisco, CA
Oct 11 – Scottsdale Center for the Perf. Arts – Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 13 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
Nov 01 – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, UK
Nov 03 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
Nov 04 – Theater Am Tanzbrunnen – Koln, Germany
Nov 07 – Admiralspalast – Berlin, Germany
Nov 08 – De Roma – Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 11 – Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands

* w/ Sam Amidon
% w/ Amos Lee

Watch Hornsby perform a favorite with yMusic

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