John Prine, whose inspired 1999 album of duets, In Spite of Ourselves, received album-of-the-year honors in both the New Yorker and Irish Times, has announced tour dates.
The CD features the raspy-voiced singer/songwriter trading vocals with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Ireland's Dolores Keane and Prine's wife, Fiona, as well as fellow folkie Iris DeMent on four songs, including "We're Not the Jet Set" (originally a hit for George Jones and Tammy Wynette) and the spouse-swapping "Let's Invite Them Over."
DeMent will support Prine on three of the dates: April 1 in Memphis, Tenn., May 4 in Los Angeles and May 5 in San Diego. The initial show in Prine's tour, March 30, in Nashville, will be a benefit for the Hume Fogg Academic High School.
John Prine tour dates:
March 30; Nashville, Tenn.; Caffe Milano
April 1; Memphis, Tenn.; Orpheum Theatre
April 7; Fort Worth, Texas; Bass Hall
April 8; Austin, Texas; Paramount Theatre
April 13; Greensburg, Pa.; Palace Theatre
April 15; Philadelphia, Pa.; Keswick Theatre
April 28; Cleveland, Ohio; Lakewood Civic Auditorium
April 29; Cincinnati, Ohio; Taft Theatre
May 4; Los Angeles, Calif.; Royce Hall
May 5; San Diego, Calif.; Spreckels Theatre