Van Morrison Keeps Singing

Van Morrison unveils a run through the U.K. to follow his handful of October U.S. shows.  Touring in support of his upcoming “Keep Me Singing” album, Morrison’s destinations include London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Edinburgh.

Morrison’s 36th studio album arrives Sept. 30 through Caroline Records.  The “Moondance” singer will drop the LP’s first single, a number called “Too Late,” that same day.

Keep Me Singing includes 12 original songs written by Morrison plus a cover of the blues classic “Share Your Love With Me,” penned by Alfred Baggs and Don Robey.  Artists who have recorded the song in the past include, Bobby “Blue” Bland Aretha Franklin and Kenny Rogers. Another track on the LP – “Every Time I See A River” – resulted from Morrison collaborating with lyricist Don Black. The album’s final track is the instrumental “Caledonia Swing” featuring Morrison on piano and sax.  All tracks were produced by Morrison.

Morrison’s previously announced swing through the U.S. consists of six shows, beginning New York’s Forest Hills Stadium Oct. 9.  The U.K. tour begins with an Oct. 30 Bluesfest gig at The O2 London.  Here’s the routing:

Oct. 9 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 15 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Bowl
Oct. 17 – San Francisco, Calif., Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Oct. 18 – San Francisco, Calif., SFJAZZ Center
Oct. 19 – San Francisco, Calif., SFJAZZ Center
Oct. 30 – London, England, The O2 – London (BluesFest)
Nov. 8 – Liverpool, England, Liverpool Philharmonic
Nov. 9 – Liverpool, England, Liverpool Philharmonic
Nov. 13 – Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Playhouse
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Nov. 28 – Nottingham, England, Royal Concert Hall
Nov. 29 – Manchester, England, O2 Apollo Manchester 

Presales for shows in the United Kingdom begin this week with general onsales launching July 1.  Go to for more details.