U.K. troubadour Johnny Flynn will embark on a quick tour of the U.S. in September, acting as special guest to Mumford & Sons for a handful of gigs. The pairing makes sense both in terms of aesthetics — Flynn specializes in wistful, dew-eyed folk tales — and timing, as Flynn’s third album, Country Mile, is set to arrive on September 30 via Transgressive Records. The upcoming full-length has already peeled off one tune (the soulful “The Lady Is Risen”), and now it’s shed another, the dusty “After Eliot.”
As the title suggests, “After Eliot” is loosely inspired by writer T. S. Eliot, recounting the story of an encounter that doesn’t take, a twangy missed connection. Stream the track below, followed by tour dates.
Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit tour dates:
September 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World *
September 17 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion *
September 18 – Dallas, TX @ GEXA Energy Pavilion *
September 20 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
* = with Mumford & Sons