Joan Osborne’s ‘Love And Hate’ Adventure

Touring in support of her eighth studio recording, Joan Osborne will launch her spring tour in early April.  Stops include Annapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco.

Fans living in eastern states are the winners for the upcoming tour.  Although she will play gigs in Texas, Washington and California, many of Osborne’s engagements are in East Coast states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Maryland.

Osborne will be touring in support of Love And Hate, due out April 8.  Having written every track on the long player, Osborne says it is her most intimate album yet.

“These songs resonate especially deep for me,” Osborne said.  “I feel like I’ve grown so much as a songwriter, using simpler and simpler language, getting to the heart of the matter in a purer way.”

The platinum-selling/seven-time Grammy nominee launches her tour five days before the album drops.  Here’s the schedule:

April 3 – Bay Shore, N.Y., YMCA Boulton Ctr. For The Perf. Arts
April 4 – South Orange, N.J., South Orange Performing Arts Ctr.
April 6 – Beacon, N.Y., Towne Crier Café
April 9 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa., F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts
April 11 – Ewing, N.J., Trinity United Methodist Church
April 12 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
April 15 – Alexandria, Va., Birchmere
April 17 – Natick, Ma., Center for Arts in Natick
April 18 – Londonderry, N.H., Tupelo Music Hall
April 19 – Lebanon, N.H., Lebanon Opera House
April 25 – Norfolk, Conn., Infinity Hall
April 26 – Philadelphia, Pa., World Cafe Live
May 15 – Austin, Texas, One World Theatre
May 17 – Cherokee, Texas, Los Valles Ranch (Cherokee Creek Music Festival)
May 29 – Seattle, Wash., Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
May 30 – Seattle, Wash., Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
May 31 – Seattle, Wash., Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
June 1 – Seattle, Wash., Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
June 5 – San Francisco, Calif., Kanbar Hall At The Jewish Community Center

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