Love & New Dates From Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin announces details about her upcoming album and the first leg of a U.S. headline tour that includes stops in Austin, New York, Chicago and Nashville.

Photo: John Davisson
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville. N.C.

Servant of Love marks the singer/songwriter’s 10th album and her first release on her self-owned label imprint in conjunction with Thirty Tigers.

The LP is due out Sept. 11 in the U.S. and the rest of the world Sept. 25. Griffin once again collaborated with producer Craig Ross.

What can you expect from the new collection of tunes? An announcement from her PR rep says, “Griffin “digs deep into folk and roots tradition with its grounding in the experience and rhythms of the everyday, but she also writes in the vein of another tradition, less often mined: the transcendentalism of writers like Emerson and Whitman. Grounding itself in the natural world and finding patterns there which speak both to human experience and to the call of the spirit, Griffin’s new album weaves an elemental spell out of the stuff of life.”

The tour in support of Servant of Love follows Griffin’s co-headline outing with Mavis Staples – “Sweet Harmony Soul” – which begins July 8 in Interlochen, Mich.

Here’s the routing for the September/October headline dates:  

Sept. 22 – Waco, Texas, Common Grounds 
Sept. 23 – Austin, Texas, Paramount Theatre            
Sept. 25 – Louisville, Ky., Headliners Music Hall
Sept. 26 – Indianapolis, Ind., Egyptian Room                      
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Byham Theater   
Sept. 29 – Alexandria, Va., The Birchmere  
Oct. 1 – New York, N.Y., Town Hall                                   
Oct. 2 – Somerville, Mass., Somerville Theatre        
Oct. 3 – Orono, Maine, Collins Center For The Arts
Oct. 4 – Montreal, Quebec, L’Astral
Oct. 6 – Northampton, Mass., Academy Of Music Theatre 
Oct. 7 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre      
Oct. 9 – Ithaca, N.Y., State Theatre 
Oct. 10 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Power Center 
Oct. 11 – Columbus, Ohio, Lincoln Theatre 
Oct. 13 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre  
Oct. 14 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium       
Oct. 15 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse   
Oct. 17 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel

John Moreland opens Sept. 22-23. Sam Lee appears Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 3. Darlingside plays Oct. 7-17.

Tickets for most gigs are on sale now. Columbus’ presale begins July 6, followed by the general onsale July 10. Nashville’s general onsale is July 17. Visit for more information.