My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has announced his second solo album, Eternally Even, will arrive via ATO/Capitol Records on November 4th, just four days before Election Day. The release date is intentional, with Eternally Even acting as a call to action regarding today's political climate.
"I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day, many of which, sadly, are issues we have been dealing with since the beginning of time," James said in a statement.
"Most of what I think about right now is how so many things in the world are SO fucked up — our political system is broken and corrupt … our Earth is being destroyed by climate change … people are not treating each other with equality and respect … and I think, 'Are we going to make it? Are we going to figure it out and fix it before it's too late? Can we ever truly open our hearts and embrace love in all its beautiful forms?' I think it's still possible."
James co-produced Eternally Even, his follow-up to 2013's Regions of Light and Sound of God, with Alabama Shakes producer Blake Mills.
"I still have hope in humanity," James continued of his new LP. "I'm just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it's important we speak."
In addition to his new album, James will venture out on a solo tour starting November 15th and 16th in Boston. Check out ticket details at James' tour page, with fan club members getting priority for tickets.
Jim James Tour Dates
September 28 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet's
September 29 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
September 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
October 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Auditorium
November 15 & 16 – Boston, MA @ Royale
November 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
November 19 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
November 20 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
November 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
November 23 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
November 25 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
November 26 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
November 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
November 29 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
November 30 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
December 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
December 3 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
December 5 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
December 6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
December 7 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
December 10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
December 11 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
December 13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
December 14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
December 16 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues