Bill Callahan to Ford Two-Month 'Dream River' U.S. Tour This Fall

'Apocalypse' follow-up drops September 17 on Drag City

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The cover art for Bill Callahan's 'Dream River' LP
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Bill Callahan will return on September 17 with the exquisite Dream River, what's already been called "the most sensual and soulful" album of his 20-plus-year career. A week later, the underground visionary will embark on a massive U.S. tour, playing a total of 32 shows across a two-month span. 

Callahan's upcoming excursion begins on September 25 in Houston and ends on November 25 in Denver; between those gigs, the Smog songwriter will make stops in (deep breath) Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah. 

Longtime collaborators Matt Kinsey (guitar) and Jaime Zuverza (bass) will play in Callahan's backing band, and Drag City affiliate Mick Turner is booked to open on a number of dates. 

As SPIN previously reported, Dream River is the eight-track follow-up to 2011's Apocalypse. Find the forthcoming album's cover art above, and tour details below.

Bill Callahan 2013 tour dates: 

September 25 - Houston, TX @ McGonigel's Mucky Duck
September 26 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
September 28 - Athens, GA @ The 40 Watt
September 29 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle
October 1 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
October 2 - Washington, D.C. @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
October 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
October 4 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
October 5 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
October 6 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
October 8 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
October 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol @ Carnegie Lecture Hall
October 10 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
October 11 - Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
October 12 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
October 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
October 14 - Chicago, IL @ Alhambra Palace
October 16 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
October 17 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
October 18 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
October 19 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis
November 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room *
November 13 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets *
November 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Japan American Theatre *
November 15 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho *
November 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
November 17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
November 19 - Portland, OR @ The Aladdin *
November 20 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
November 22 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
November 23 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
November 25 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater 

* = with Mick Turner

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