Looking at life through the rearview mirror was the inspiration for John Hiatt's brand new album, The Open Road, due out March 2 via New West Records. The legendary songwriter's 19th studio album is classic Hiatt, picking up the tempo and returning to rock following his previous critically acclaimed Same Old Man.
Backed by his touring band, (Kenny Blevins on drums, Patrick O'Hearn on bass and Doug Lancio on guitars), the songs are inspired by life on the road, without looking back. All the other years, my songs are about coming home," Hiatt says.
Hiatt will take the new songs on the road beginning with a run of international dates with Lyle Lovett. Upon returning to the states, he will appear on the 3rd annual Cayamo Cruise, on which he's played since the first voyage. Tour dates in North America will follow in March, with stops in New York City on March 10 followed by Pittsburgh, DC and Annapolis, which is already sold out.
Hiatt has written songs covered by a multitude of artists in a wide variety of genres including Bob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Jewel and Bonnie Raitt, who most famously recorded Thing Called Love." On The Open Road he showcases both his lyrical and musical talent with his blues driven, rock songs including the title track and Haulin'." Hiatt produced The Open Road himself after recording with his band in his garage-turned-studio.
The Open Road Track Listing
1. The Open Road
3. Go Down Swingin'
4. Like A Freight Train
5. My Baby
7. Wonder of Love
8. What Kind of Man
9. Movin' On
10. Fireball Roberts
11. Carry You Back Home
John Hiatt Tour Dates
02/01/10 Mon Volkhaus Zurich, SWI
02/02/10 Tue Conservatorio Milan, IT
02/03/10 Wed Wuk Vienna, AUS
02/05/10 Fri Royal Theatre Copenhagen, DK
02/06/10 Sat Kulttuuritalo Helsinki, FI
02/07/10 Sun Rockefeller Oslo, NO
02/08/10 Mon Cirkus Stockholm, SE
02/10/10 Wed Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BEL
02/11/10 Thu Trabendo Paris, FRA
02/13/10 Sat The Paradiso Amsterdam, NL
02/15/10 Mon Shepherd's Bush Empire London, GB
02/16/10 Tue Waterfront Hall Belfast, GB
02/17/10 Wed Olympia Theatre Dublin, IR
02/21/10 Sun Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/22/10 Mon Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/23/10 Tue Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/24/10 Wed Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/25/10 Thu Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
02/26/10 Fri Cayamo Music Cruise Miami, FL
03/04/10 Thu Hart Theatre at The Egg Albany, NY
03/06/10 Sat Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI
03/10/10 Wed The Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, NY
03/15/10 Mon Birchmere Alexandria, VA
03/16/10 Tue Birchmere Alexandria, VA