Van Morrison ‘Too Late’ Single from New Album

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The first studio album in four years featuring all-new material from Van Morrison arrives at summer’s end when Keep Me Singing was released September 30 via Caroline Records. (Order it here.) Though he released a duets album last year, teaming with such classic rock favorites as Steve Winwood and Mark Knopfler, you’d have to go back to 2012’s Born To Sing: No Plan B for his most recent solo effort. He’s also released the video for the terrific lead single, “Too Late.”

Keep Me Singing is Sir Van’s 36th studio album and includes 12 Morrison originals plus a cover of the blues standard “Share Your Love With Me,” a three-time pop hit for Bobby “Blue” Bland (#42), Aretha Franklin (#13) and Kenny Rogers (#14). For the track “Every Time I See A River,” Morrison collaborated with acclaimed lyricist Don Black. The album’s closing track, “Caledonia Swing,” is an instrumental featuring Morrison on piano and saxophone. All tracks were produced by Van Morrison.

Here’s Morrison sounding soulful on the new song, “Too Late,” at London’s Nell’s Jazz and Blues…

Related: Morrison receives Knighthood

Keep Me Singing Track Listing:

1. Let It Rhyme
2. Every Time I See A River
3. Keep Me Singing
4. Out In The Cold Again
5. Memory Lane
6. The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword
7. Holy Guardian Angel
8. Share Your Love With Me
9. In Tiburon
10. Look Beyond The Hill
11. Going Down To Bangor
12. Too Late
13. Caledonia Swing

Here’s Morrison performing “Moondance” at the New Orleans Jazz Festival earlier this year…

Related: Morrison “wows” at Jazz Fest

Morrison has a handful of U.S. dates for the fall. Many dates are sold-out but are available via our partner, Ticket Network here.

Oct 09 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
Oct 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Oct 17 – San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall
Oct 18 – San Francisco, CA – SF Jazz Center
Oct 19 – San Francisco, CA – SF Jazz Center

He will also play seven dates across the U.K., beginning with a co-headline performance at BluesFest 2016 at London’s O2 with Jeff Beck and culminating in a show at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

Morrison’s UK Fall Tour:

Oct 30 – London – BluesFest 2016 (with Jeff Beck)
Nov 08 – Sheffield – City Hall
Nov 09 – Liverpool – Philharmonic Hall
Nov 13 – Edinburgh – Playhouse
Nov 14 – Glasgow – Royal Concert Hall
Nov 28 – Nottingham – Royal Concert Hall
Nov 29 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
Dec 18 – Belfast – Waterfront Hall

After the New Year, he’ll be back in the U.S. Just a handful of dates have been announced thus far:

Jan 13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palce
Jan 14 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Jan 17 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jan 18 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jan 19 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

Related: Review of the recent comprehensive release of Morrison’s legendary live album ..It’s Too Late to Stop Now…

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