Iron & Wine Announces New Album 'Light Verse,' Books North American Tour

Hear the single "You Never Know" now

BY Alex HudsonPublished Feb 7, 2024

Hushed songwriter dude Sam Beam has announced his latest album as Iron & Wine. Light Verse is out April 26 through Sub Pop, and the single "You Never Know" is streaming now. He's also detailed a North American summer tour.

A press release calls Light Verse "Iron & Wine's most playful record, with its title reflecting how the songs were born with joy after the heaviness and anxiety of the pandemic." Fiona Apple sings on the duet "All in Good Time," and a 24-piece orchestra appears on four cuts.

The album was produced by Beam. Mixing and engineering were handled by Dave Way at L.A.'s Waystation and Silent Zoo Studios. The album is available to pre-order here.

Iron & Wine will take Light Verse on the road this summer. The trip, which runs from June to August, includes lots of US dates plus three Canadian shows: Vancouver on June 23, Montreal on August 16 and Toronto on August 17. Tickets go on sale on Friday (February 9) at 10 a.m. local time, with a fan presale preceding that by 24 hours (February 8).

Scroll past the "You Never Know" lyric video to see the schedule.

Iron & Wine 2024 Tour Dates:

06/14 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
06/15 St Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
06/17 Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom
06/18 Salt Lake City, UT - The Union

06/20 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
06/21 Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
06/22 Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

06/23 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06/25 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
06/27 Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre

06/28 Los Angeles, CA - The Bellwether
06/29 Los Angeles, CA - The Bellwether
06/30 El Cajon, CA - The Magnolia

07/02 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
07/03 Taos, NM - Kit Carson Park * (support for Avett Brothers)
07/05 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
07/06  St Louis, MO -  The Pageant
07/08 Chicago, IL - The Salt Shed
07/31 New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater
08/01 Houston, TX-  White Oak Music Hall
08/02 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
08/03 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
08/05 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
08/06 Wilmington, NC - Wilson Center at CFCC
08/07 Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Concert Hall
08/09 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem
08/10 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia
08/11 Boston, MA - Roadrunner
08/13 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
08/14 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Paramount

08/16 Montreal, QC - MTELUS
08/17 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
08/18 Detroit, MI - Masonic Cathedral Theatre
08/20 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
08/22 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
08/23 Louisville, KY - Old Forester's Paristown Hall
08/24 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

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