John Prine Announces Tour Dates

Singer/songwriter plans Nashville benefit to kick off brief outing.

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