Josh Ritter announces UK and Euro dates celebrating the 20th anniversary of his breakout album “Hello Starling”

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Following the release of his most recent album ‘Spectral Lines’ last month (and reviewed by AUK here), Josh Ritter has announced he will be returning to the UK and Europe later this year for a run of very special shows. Supported by The Royal City Band, Josh Ritter will celebrate 20 years of his acclaimed third album ‘Hello Starling’,  an album which AUK has featured in our Classic Americana Albums series.

Ritter states that “when I wrote ‘Hello Starling’, I was playing coffee shops and open mics. By the time it came out, I was on tour with the Frames and Joan Baez. I was practically living on the road, hearing my songs on the radio for the first time, staying up all night, touring Europe, doing all these things I had only dreamt of. It was a grand time. For the 20th anniversary of the album, the band and I will be taking a swing through ‘Hello Starling’. We’ll play the entire album in full, front to back, and then play a bunch more music. It just felt right to try this out first in Ireland, England, and the Netherlands, where I spent so much time in 2003 “

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band play the following winter 2023 UK & EU Dates, including a date at Hackney Church in London on October 27th.

18 Oct – Kilkenny, IE – Set Theatre
19 Oct – Galway, IE – Leisureland Galway
20 Oct – Belfast, UK – Mandela Hall
22 Oct – Limerick, IE – Dolan’s
23 Oct – Cork, IE – Opera House
24 Oct – Dublin, IE – National Concert Hall
25 Oct – Dublin, IE – National Concert Hall
27 Oct – London, UK – Hackney Church
28 Oct – Manchester, UK – Manchester Concert Hall
29 Oct – Glasgow, UK – St. Luke’s
31 Oct – Rotterdam, NL – LantarenVenster
01 Nov – Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
02 Nov – Utrecht, NL – Pandora
04 Nov – Groningen, NL – Take Root Festival

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