Straight from the Merge press release:
On February 20th, 2007, M Ward will release a new single, To Go Home, from his current album Post-War. The album cut, “To Go Home”, a rollicking honky tonk version of the Daniel Johnson tune, comes backed with three previously un-released tracks: “Cosmopolitan Pap”, “Human Punching Bag” and “Headed For A Fall”. This single features contributions from special guests: Neko Case, Howe Gelb, Jim James and Nels Cline amongst others. "Headed For A Fall" is a cover of a Jimmie Dale Gillmore song, while "Cosmopolitan Pap" and "Human Punching Bag" are M. Ward originals.
Following up on his sold-out solo tour this winter, M. Ward will embark on another round of live shows in the spring, this time opening for Norah Jones, with whom he appeared as a guest vocalist on her brand new Not Too Late album.
Fri-Apr-13 Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theatre
Sat-Apr-14 Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Sun-Apr-15 Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
Tue-Apr-17 Providence, RI Providence @ Performing Art Center
Wed-Apr-18 New York @ NY Theatre at Madison Sq. Garden
Fri-Apr-20 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
Sat-Apr-21 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Casino
Mon-Apr-23 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
Tue-Apr-24 Greensboro, NC @ War Memorial Auditorium
Thu-Apr-26 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Fri-Apr-27 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Sat-Apr-28 Asheville, NC Orange Peel ***headline show***
Mon-Apr-30 Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
Tue-May-01 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
Wed-May-02 St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
Fri-May-04 Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theatre
Sat-May-05 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
Sun-May-06 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
Tue- May-08 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Wed-May-09 Cleveland, OH @ The State Theatre at Playhouse Sq
Fri-May-11 Toronto, ONT @ Massey Hall
Sat-May-12 Montreal, QUE @ St. Denis Theatre
*All Dates (except for 4/28) support Norah Jones And The Handsome Band
MP3 ~ To Go Home
If you want to listen to “Headed For A Fall” head over to Sand Is Overrated by clicking here.
Two weeks ago Pop Headwound ran a feature (with all sorts of great mp3s) on M Ward and his brilliant/eclectic repertoire of cover songs. Well , we forgot one. Here’s M. covering Pete Townsend’s “Let My Love Open The Door” (mp3).