Joan Osborne Plans Tour With Righteous Love

Grammy nominee's first studio album in five years supported by 28-city trek.

Bluesy rock singer Joan Osborne will support the Sept. 12 release of her long-awaited second album, Righteous Love, with a North American tour, according to Interscope Records.

The outing begins with a Sept. 1 performance at the New York State Fair before the singer crosses the country for a Sept. 4 show in Seattle. After covering the West Coast, Osborne will work her way back to New England and conclude with an Oct. 11 performance in Washington, D.C.

Osborne burst onto the music scene in 1995, with the release of Relish, which earned her seven Grammy Award nominations. The blues-rock LP showcased her powerful voice on songs such as "St. Teresa" and "Dracula Moon" (RealAudio excerpt) and scored a major hit with "One of Us" (RealAudio excerpt).

Since that time, Osborne has released one album — Early Recordings (1996), which collected material from the early '90s — but she has performed extensively, including appearances at Lilith Fair, and contributed to numerous soundtracks.

"Chimes of Freedom," a duet with Bob Dylan, appeared on the soundtrack to the 1999 television miniseries "The '60s," and she recorded a version of "Baby Love" for the soundtrack to "For the Love of the Game."

Osborne, who worked sporadically on Righteous Love for the past five years, produced the 11-song album with Mitchell Froom, who has worked with Sheryl Crow and Suzanne Vega.

Joan Osborne tour dates:

Sept. 1; Syracuse, N.Y.; New York State Fair

Sept. 4; Seattle, Wash.; Memorial Stadium

Sept. 5; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin Theatre

Sept. 6; Vancouver, British Columbia; Commodore Ballroom

Sept. 8; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Sept. 9; San Diego, Calif.; S.D. Street Scene

Sept. 11; Anaheim, Calif.; Sun Theatre

Sept. 12; Los Angeles, Calif.; House of Blues

Sept. 14; Petaluma, Calif.; Mystic Theatre

Sept. 15; San Francisco, Calif.; Fillmore

Sept. 16; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Catalyst

Sept. 19; Ft. Collins, Colo.; Aggie Theatre

Sept. 20; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

Sept. 22; Minneapolis, Minn. First Ave.

Sept. 23; St. Louis, Mo.; The Firehouse

Sept. 24; Chicago, Ill.; Park West

Sept. 26; Detroit, Mich.; Clutch Cargo's

Sept. 27; Cleveland, Ohio; The Odeon

Sept. 29; Rochester, N.Y.; Water Street Music Hall

Sept. 30; Northampton, Mass.; Calvin Theatre

Oct. 1; New Haven, Conn.; Toad's Place

Oct. 3; Boston, Mass.; Avalon Ballroom

Oct. 4; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Oct. 6; Burlington, Vt.; Higher Ground

Oct. 7; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's

Oct. 8; Portland, Maine; Asylum

Oct. 10; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of the Living Arts

Oct. 11; Washington, D.C.; 9:30