James McMurtry Announces Tour Behind New Album, 'Just Us Kids'


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AUSTIN, Texas - Singer/songwriter James McMurtry and his band will embark on a national tour to support his new album, Just Us Kids, on Lightning Rod Records. “We tour so we can make albums. We make albums so we can tour," said McMurtry. He backs up that statement with a 27-city tour beginning on the April 15 release date. McMurtry will play a pair of hometown shows at Austin's Continental Club before hitting the road for the seven- week run of dates.

The early buzz surrounding Just Us Kids suggests that McMurtry has followed his award- winning 2005 album, Childish Things, with another masterpiece. “(James McMurtry's) new one Just Us Kids, is gonna blow your socks all the way off and back onto the sheep what made 'em," declared Harp Magazine. Texas Monthly called McMurtry “more energized than ever." Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood declared that “McMurtry might be the best topical writer performing right now and (Just Us Kids) finds him at his finest."

The album debuted at #8 on the R&R Americana airplay chart dated Monday, March 24.


April 15 - AUSTIN, TX - Waterloo Records (in-store performance)
April 15 & 16 - AUSTIN, TX - Continental Club
April 18 - HELOTES, TX - Floore's Country Store
April 19 - HOUSTON, TX - Continental Club
April 25 - SAN MARCOS, TX - Cheatham Street
April 26 - DALLAS, TX - Granada Theater
April 28 - LEXINGTON, KY - Woodsongs
April 29 - STATE COLLEGE, PA Lulu's
April 30 - TEANECK, NJ - Mexicali Blues
May 1 - NEW YORK, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 2 - BOSTON, MA - Johnny Ds
May 3 - NORTHAMPTON, MA - Pearl Street
May 4 - BAR HARBOR, ME - Criterion Theatre
May 6 - BURLINGTON, VT - Higher Ground
May 7 - TORONTO, ONT - Horseshoe Tavern
May 8 - DETROIT, MI - The Magic Bag
May 9 - CLEVELAND, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 10 & 11 - CHICAGO, IL - Martyr's
May 12 - MADISON, WI - High Noon Saloon
May 14 - OMAHA, NE - The Waiting Room
May 15 - KANSAS CITY, MO - Knuckleheads
May 16 - BLOOMINGTON, IL - New Lafayette Club
May 17 - MADISON, IN - Ohio River Music Fest
May 24 - HORSE SHOE, NC Deerfields Amphitheater
May 31 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - AAA Non-Comm Radio Convention
June 6 - WASHINGTON, DC/ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Birchmere
June 7 - PITTSBURGH, PA - Three Rivers Arts Fest

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