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Michael McDonald has returned to the recording studio and will release his first new album in 9 years.

The album, Wide Open, will be available on September 15th.  Michael recorded in Nashville but don’t expect it to sound like a typical country album, or any of his other music.

In an interview with Noisey, he says: “This record is a different kind of record for me. It’s a very eclectic record; there’s no real fixed genre to it.  It’s got kind of a weird, multi-textural feeling to it.”

Michael says some of the songs are “kind of rock, some of them are R&B.”  Sounds like a little bit of everything.

As any musician knows, if you release a new album, you’ve gotta go on tour to promote it, and Michael is doing just that with several dates beginning on June 10th.

Michael McDonald 2017 Tour Dates:

6/10 — Lincoln, CA at Thunder Valley Casino
6/12 — Sugar Land, TX at Smart Financial Center
6/14 — San Antonio, TX at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
6/16 — Thackerville, OK at WinStar World Casino
6/17 — Kansas City, MO at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
6/18 — Des Moines, IA at Hoyt Sherman Place
6/20 — Moline, IL at iWireless Center
6/23 — Aspen, CO at Jazz Aspen Snowmass
6/25 — Denver, CO at Hudson Gardens & Event Center
6/27 — Highland Park, IL at Ravinia Festival
6/28 — Interlochen, MI at Interlochen Center for the Arts
6/30 — Lenox, MA at Tanglewood Music Festival
7/1 — Cohasset, MA at South Shore Music Circus
7/2 — Gilford, NH at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/7 — Hyannis, MA at Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/8 — Atlantic City, NJ at Tropicana Hotel
7/9 — Ridgefield, CT at Ridgefield Playhouse
7/12 — Dayton, OH at Fraze Pavilion
7/14 — Mequon, WI at Gathering on the Green
8/6 — Costa Mesa, CA at Ocean County Fair
8/8 — Saratoga, CA at Mountain Winery
8/10 — Woodinville, WA at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
8/11 — Spokane, WA at Northern Quest Resort & Casino
8/12 — Goldendale, WA at Maryhill Winery Amphitheater
8/15 — Livermore, CA at Wente Vineyards
8/16 — Paso Robles, CA at Vina Robles Amphitheatre
8/18 — Reno, NV at Carson Valley Inn Casino
8/19 — West Wendover, NV at Peppermill Concert Hall
8/20 — Steamboat Springs, CO at Strings Music Festival
9/15 — Del Mar, CA at Kaaboo Festival
10/13 — Northfield, OH at Hard Rock Live
10/15 — New London, CT at Garde Arts Center
10/19 — New York, NY at Carnegie Hall
10/21 — Clearwater, FL at Clearwater Jazz Holiday at Coachman Park
10/22 — Atlanta, GA at Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/24 — Durham, NC at Durham Performing Arts Center
10/28 — Washington, DC at Warner Theatre
10/30 — Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium
11/2 — Minneapolis, MN at State Theater
11/3 — St. Louis, MO at Peabody Opera House
11/4 — Memphis, TN at Orpheum Theater
11/16 — Oakland, CA at Fox Theater
11/17 — Los Angeles, CA at Orpheum Theater

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