The singer/guitarist will play six Australian dates with his band in late December and early January, followed by a pair of solo dates in New Zealand.

The North American concerts run from January 26 to February 4, with gigs in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The dates are billed under the title “A Rare Solo Performance.”

Freakwater will support in Chicago.

M. Ward is supporting his fifth album, Post-War, released on Merge Records in August. The disc was named one of the year’s top 10 albums by NPR and received three nominations for the PLUG Independent Music Awards.

He toured North America throughout September with a full band.