Playing the beautiful Asbury Hall in Buffalo
All tickets come with music!
A ticket to dates on Josh Ritter’s upcoming Spring 2013 tour gets you more than entry to a show. Every ticket purchased automatically includes a digital version of his new album The Beast In Its Tracks (available March 5th, 2013). The album will be delivered directly to your inbox on street date. But you don't have to wait that long for music. Shortly after purchase, you'll also receive instructions on how to redeem a digital download of his single “Joy To You Baby” in advance of release. For every ticket purchased, you’ll get:
• A digital download of his single “Joy To You Baby” delivered 3-5 days after ticket purchase.
• A digital download of Josh Ritter’s new album The Beast In Its Tracks delivered on March 5th, 2013.
Don’t forget, your ticket purchase comes with music! Roughly 3-5 days after ticket purchase, look out for an email to download your digital version of Josh’s new single “Joy To You Baby” from his new album The Beast In Its Tracks. On March 5th, 2013, you will receive the email to download his new digital album. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions.”—The Washington Post
“The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now”—Entertainment Weekly
“100 Best Living Songwriters”—Paste Magazine
The Beast In Its Tracks, the new album from renowned singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released March 5 on Pytheas Recordings. Of the record, Ritter says, “In the year after my marriage ended, I realized that I had more new songs than I’d ever had at one time. Far from the grand, sweeping feel of the songs on So Runs the World Away, these new songs felt like rocks in the shoe, hard little nuggets of whatever they were, be it spite, remorse, or happiness.”
Recorded during 2011-2012 at the Great North Sound Society in Parsonsfield, Maine, The Beast In Its Tracks continues Ritter’s longtime collaboration with producer and keyboard player Sam Kassirer. As Josh describes, “I hadn’t composed this stuff, I’d scrawled it down, just trying to keep ahead of the heartbreak. They needed to be recorded like that. We needed to work fast, make decisions quickly, keep the songs as spare as they could be kept, and above all never allow ourselves to blunt the sharp edges. Some of the songs were mean or evil. So be it.”
The new album follows Ritter’s 2010 release, So Runs The World Away, of which Bob Boilen from NPR Music declared, “I’ve come to expect good records from him...but this one took my breath away,” while the Boston Globe praised, “quite sensational…marks the finest music he has made.”
In 2011, Ritter made is debut as a published author with his New York Times Best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime . . . This is the work of a gifted novelist.”