Josh Ritter and his longtime bandmates in The Royal City Band are out on the road promoting the musician’s ninth studio long-player, Gathering, which emerged back on Sept. 22 on Pytheas Recordings and Thirty Tigers. The album was preceded by the lead single “Showboat” and also features “When Will I be Changed,” a gospel-tinged duet with the legendary Grateful Dead member Bob Weir.
The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, Ritter’s fifth full-length, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The album, which emerged in September 2007 on Independent Records, included the singles “Mind’s Eye,” “Right Moves,” and “Empty Hearts.”
Good Old War, an indie folk-pop outfit based in Philadelphia, will serve as opening act. The three-piece which features former members of Days Away is promoting their most recent EP, Part Of Me, which dropped last month on Network Music Group. The five-track disc includes the eponymous lead single and stand-out track “Only a Number.” The EP, the first in a series of three, follows the band’s 2015 album, Broken Into Better Shape.
Tickets are available for $35 through AXS.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 16 & over event. A digital download of Josh Ritter’s latest album, Gathering, is included with every online ticket purchase. Brooklyn Steel is located at 319 Frost Street in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit Josh Ritter’s website, Good Old War’s website, and Brooklyn Steel on Facebook.