Van Morrison’s New Release
‘Roll With The Punches’
Tour Dates Announced
Belfast legend Van Morrison has announced a new album and a host of tour dates in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A.
The forthcoming release, titled Roll With The Punches features five original songs written by Morrison, together with some R&B and blues classics.
Said Van The Man in a press statement:
“From a very early age, I connected with the blues. The thing about the blues is you don’t dissect it — you just do it. I’ve never overanalyzed what I do, I just do it. Music has to be about just doing it and that’s the way the blues works — it’s an attitude.
The songs on [this album], whether I’ve written them or not, they’re performance-oriented. Each song is like a story and I’m performing that story … I was a performer before I started writing songs and I’ve always felt like that’s what I do.”
Roll With The Punches (out September 22) was produced by Morrison and boasts musical contributions from greats such as Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Jeff Beck, Paul Jones and Jason Rebello.
In anticipation of the album’s release, Morrison has shared his cover of Sam Cooke’s ‘Bring It On Home To Me’.
Read about Van’s Americana Award which will be presented in Nashville as part of AmericanaFest 2017.
Track List and Live Show Dates follow.
1) Roll With the Punches (Van Morrison & Don Black)
2) Transformation (Van Morrison)
3) I Can Tell (Bo Diddley & Samuel Bernard Smith)
4) Stormy Monday/Lonely Avenue (Stormy Monday–T-Bone
Walker/Lonely Avenue–Doc Pomus)
5) Goin’ To Chicago (Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing)
6) Fame (Van Morrison)
7) Too Much Trouble (Van Morrison)
8) Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)
9) Ordinary People (Van Morrison)
10) How Far From God (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
11) Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudy Toombs)
12) Automobile Blues (Lightnin’ Hopkins)
13) Benediction (Mose Allison)
14) Mean Old World (Little Walter)
15) Ride On Josephine (Bo Diddley)
Sun Sept 10 Hersheypark Stadium @ “Outlaw Music Festival” (Hershey, PA)
Thu Sept 14 Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville)
Fri Oct 13 The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA)
Sat Oct 14 The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Fri Oct 20 Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)
Sat Oct 21 Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)
Mon Nov 6 Edinburgh Playhouse
Tues Nov 7 Glasgow Royal Court
Sun Nov 12 London Eventim Apollo
Mon Nov 13 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wed Nov 15 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mon Nov 20 Cardiff St. David’s Hall
Tues Nov 21 Bristol Colston Hall
Fri Nov 24 Torquay Princess Theatre
Sat Nov 25 Plymouth Pavilions
Mon Dec 4 Belfast Europa Hotel
Tues Dec 5 Belfast Europa Hotel