Peter Wolf Announces Upcoming Tour
This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.
Last time we caught up with Peter Wolf, the Boston music legend was chatting up Paul Westerberg in a Cambridge hotel about the I Don’t Cares, Westerberg’s recent collaborative album with Juliana Hatfield. Now, after making a guest appearance at TD Garden for Bruce Springsteen’s concert earlier this month, Wolf is ready to hit the road in support of a new record of his own, A Cure For Loneliness.
Billed as Wolf’s eighth solo release, A Cure For Loneliness is out April 8 via Concord Records. Among its 12 songs are nine new Wolf originals, four of them co-written with Grammy/Academy Award-winning songwriter Will Jennings, as well as a bluegrass reworking of J. Geils Band’s “Love Stinks”.
This morning, Wolf and his backing band, The Midnight Travelers, announced the first pair of live dates to support the new album, and both go down in Connecticut this spring: April 29 at Infinity Music Hall and Bistro in Hartford, and then May 5 at Infinity in Norfolk. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 18, via each show’s link.
Wolf recorded A Cure For Loneliness with a host of special guests and his Midnight Travelers band, including guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry, bassist Marty Ballou, and drummers Tom Arey and Shawn Pelton. “I try to work with musicians where there’s compatibility in personalities and musical vision,” says Wolf in a press release. “What’s nice is the camaraderie that you develop when you’re collaborating with the same group of people over a long period of time. And it’s exciting to see what comes together when you’re working with artists of enormous talents. I always go in prepared, but you never really know how things are going to work out. Maybe a song that you expected to be a ballad becomes an uptempo song in rehearsal, or vice versa, and that’s where the value and excitement of collaboration comes in.”
Check out the cover art for A Cure For Loneliness below, and stay tuned for (hopefully) a few Massachusetts show announcements.