Bruce Hornsby will release his latest album titled Absolute Zero, and has rolled out a 28-date spring and summer tour in support of the set. Consequence Of Sound reported that the album, which marks Hornsby's first new collection since 2016's Rehab Reunion, features the first single, titled “Cast Off” with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.
When we last caught up with Bruce Hornsby, he told us that writing new songs still comes naturally to him: “I'm not much of a grinder in the sense of sitting down everyday and trying to write something. Usually it's inspiration — some subject matter, some idea. Something that seems interesting to me to write about. And usually because of that when I get an idea that I like that rings to me I can usually get it down pretty quickly.”
Hornsby, who first burst on the national scene in 1986 with his band the Range, told us that over the decades his work on his own, with his side-projects, with the Grateful Dead and beyond has kept him gainfully employed: “The phone has never stopped ringing in 30 years. It's unbelievable. Actually, we did have a time for about two weeks where there was nothing on the horizon that we needed to take care of. Y'know, no Spike Lee (documentary) music, no scoring, nobody asking for a special live track for something, not having to mix some show for some radio live broadcast. It happened to last for two weeks. It's, again, a pleasant problem.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers tour dates (subject to change):
April 25 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre April 26 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse April 27 – Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center April 29, 30 – Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust April 30 – Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust May 3 – Redondo Beach, CA – Beachlife Festival May 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour June 18 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall June 19 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall June 23 – Lexington, VA – Lime Kiln Theatre June 25 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre June 26 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station June 28 – Gettysburg, PA – The Majestic Theatre June 29 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House June 30 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall July 12 – Mt. Pocono, PA – Pocono Mountain Event Center July 13 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre July 14 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theatre July 16 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center July 18 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino July 20 – Richmond, VA – Maymont July 21 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion July 24 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts August 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre August 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre August 16 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheatre