Bruce Hornsby Adds Tour Dates For New Album

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A new studio album from pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby, titled Absolute Zero, will be released April 12. The forthcoming LP by the three-time Grammy award winner follows the release of 2016’s Rehab Reunion. Listen to the album’s first single, “Voyager One,” below.

Hornsby is set for a run of U.S. tour dates with the Noisemakers, including intimate showcase performances. Tickets are available here and here.

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. According to a press release, “What began to intrigue him were scoring components known as ‘cues,’ those comparatively brief passages of music used in films to heighten certain narrative visuals and/or spoken developments. Additionally, Hornsby’s interest in literary fiction, specifically the work of Don DeLillo and the late David Foster Wallace, inspired his songwriting. Hornsby’s songs, both in spirit and memory, function collectively as a homage to fiction writing that, while often poetic, takes no prisoners. The multi-faceted album is another example of Hornsby’s constant musical evolution and how he’s able to combine disparate elements into an accessible soundscape.”

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.

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers Tour Dates
Apr 25—Wilbur Theatre—Boston, MA
Apr 26—Ridgefield Playhouse—Ridgefield, CT
Apr 27—Ulster Performing Arts Center—Kingston, NY
Apr 29—National Sawdust—Brooklyn, NY
Apr 30—National Sawdust—Brooklyn, NY
May 03—Beachlife Festival—Redondo Beach, CA
May 06—Troubadour—Los Angeles, CA
Jun 18—Charleston Music Hall—Charleston, SC *
Jun 19—Knight Theater—Charlotte, NC *
Jun 21—Atlanta Symphony Hall—Atlanta, GA (w/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Jun 23—Lime Kiln Theatre—Lexington, VA *
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 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 16 – Dillon Amphitheater – Dillon, CO

* w/ Sam Amidon
% w/ Amos Lee

Listen to “Voyager One,” the first single from Absolute Zero

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