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