Joseph Arthur Readies For Fall Tour In Support Of ‘Come Back World’

Joseph Arthur is hitting the road this Fall in support of his new album Come Back World which comes out October 11. Arthur’s first tour stop is an October 7th stop at Knuckleheads (Kansas City, MO). Album details and tour dates are below:

 

After last year’s collaboration with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) yielded the album Arthur Buck, Joseph Arthur’s back with Come Back World, his first solo album in three years.

“The interesting parts of our stories aren’t the famous people we meet,” said Arthur. “Or the times when everything is basically working. Or when we get to lay in comfort with a partner watching Netflix and the world go by. The interesting parts are when all those things break down and you’re left in isolation to finally deal with the roots of whatever had been thwarting your existence all along. The interesting parts are when all those things break down and you’re left in isolation to finally deal with the roots of whatever had been thwarting your existence all along. The interesting parts are when the world has turned its back on you and you have turned your back on it or them. When darkness could seemingly swallow you whole if it hasn’t already. When there is no such thing as hope and so you manufacture it from a dream which only angle is survive. Come Back World is an album about rebirth and survival.”



Come Back World, which is available for pre-order on Joseph Arthur’s website, features collaborations with Ben Harper, Patrick Carney, Jesse Malin and Greg Dulli. The title track is available for listening in the video below, and it will be available on all major streaming services starting Friday, August 2.

Joseph Arthur Tour Dates

    1. October 7 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads (w/ Jesse Malin)
    2. October 8 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (w/ Jesse Malin)
    3. October 10 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
    4. October 12 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar (w/ Jesse Malin)
    5. October 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel (w/ Jesse Malin)
    6. October 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy (w/ Jesse Malin)
    7. October 17 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w/ Jesse Malin)
    8. October 19 – Tucson, AZ – 101 Toole (w/ Jesse Malin)
    9. October 21 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr. (w/ Jesse Malin)
    10. October 22 – Houston, TX – Continental Club (w/ Jesse Malin)
    11. October 23 – Dallas, TX – Three Links (w/ Jesse Malin)
    12. October 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
    13. October 29 – Boston, MA – City Winery
    14. October 30 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House
    15. November 1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Locks at Sona
    16. November 2 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
    17. November 3 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head (Matinee)
    18. November 5 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
    19. November 9 – Evanston, IL – SPACE (Late Show) (w/ Jesse Malin)
    20. November 10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry (w/ Jesse Malin)

Come Back World’s track listing are as follows:

  1. “Come Back World”
  2. “I’ll Be Around”
  3. “Streetcar”
  4. “Tomorrow Today”
  5. “Biggest Mistake”
  6. “Make It True”
  7. “Seek and Find”
  8. “Pale Fire”
  9. “Mayor of the Lower Eastside”

Along with his prolific work as a singer/songwriter and collaborator, Arthur is also a podcaster. His program Come To Where I’m From features interviews with celebrities, musicians, and comedians as they talk about life in general. I really dug his latest discussion with Mark Lanegan (a natural storyteller):