Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine will release his first album of new music in 13 years. Titled The Tree of Forgiveness, the ten-song album was produced by Dave Cobb, the man behind recent records from Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell.

The Tree of Forgiveness is due out on April 13th via Prine’s own Oh Boy Records. The album marks Prine’s first release since his 2016 collection of classic country duets For Better, or Worse, which saw him team up with a talented array of female artists like Susan Tedeschi, Lee Ann Womack, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves.

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However, The Tree of Forgiveness will be Prine’s his first collection of new songs since his Grammy-winning 2005 effort, Fair & Square. That record marked the country/folk icon’s return to form after a late ‘90s battle with squamous cell cancer left him with the gravelly voice that has since become his trademark.

Prine has also offered fans a taste of his forthcoming record with “Summer’s End,” a new single he co-wrote with Nashville singer-songwriter Pat McLaughlin. Other writing partners on the album include Roger Cook, Keith Sykes, and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Watch the lyric video for “Summer’s End” below:

John Prine – “Summer’s End”

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In addition to his album release, Prine’s 2018 plans include a number of tour dates across the United States and Europe. You can see a list of upcoming tour dates below. Ticketing information for those shows is available via his website.

The Tree of Forgiveness Track List:

1. “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
2. “I Have Met My Love Today” ft. Brandi Carlile (by John Prine and Roger Cook)
3. “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)” (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
4. “Summer’s End” (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
5. “Caravan of Fools” (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)
6. “The Lonesome Friends of Science” (by John Prine)
7. “No Ordinary Blue” (by John Prine and Keith Sykes)
8. “Boundless Love” (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)
9. “God Only Knows” (by John Prine and Phil Spector)
10. “When I Get to Heaven” (by John Prine)

John Prine Upcoming Tour Dates:

April 11 Woodstock, NY—Levon’s Place
April 13 New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall (co-headline with Sturgill Simpson (solo))
April 14 Philadelphia, PA—Merriam Theatre (with Kurt Vile)
April 25 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theatre (with Milk Carton Kids)
April 27 Chicago, IL—Chicago Theatre (with Milk Carton Kids)
April 28 Champaign, IL—Virginia Theatre (with Milk Carton Kids)
May 11 Beaver Dam, KY—Beaver Dam Amphitheater* (with Tyler Childers)
May 12 Indianapolis, IN—Clowes Hall (with Tyler Childers)
May 18 Los Angeles, CA—Ace Theatre (with Sam Outlaw)
May 19 San Diego, CA—Balboa Theatre (with Sam Outlaw)
May 23 Folsom, CA—Harris Center (with Ramblin Jack)
May 24 San Francisco, CA—The Warfield (with Sam Outlaw)
June 1 Vienna, VA—Wolf Trap (with Margo Price)
June 2 Norfolk, VA—Chrysler Hall (with Margo Price)
June 8 Louisville, KY—Palace Theatre (with Colter Wall)
June 9 Cincinnati, OH—Taft Theatre (with Tyler Childers)
June 13 Burlington, VT—Flynn Theatre (with Valerie June)
June 15 Boston, MA—Wang Theatre
June 16 Concord, NH—Capitol Theatre (with Valerie June)
June 29 Dallas, TX—AT&T Center (with Amanda Shires)
June 30 Austin, TX—Bass Hall (with Amanda Shires)
July 14 Somerset, KY—Musicians Festival
July 20 Pittsburgh, PA—Heinz Hall (with Langhorne Slim)
August 2 Glasgow, U.K.— Kelvingrove Bandstand (with John Moreland)
August 3 Birmingham, U.K.—Town Hall (with John Moreland)
August 5 Cambridge, U.K.—Cambridge Folk Festival
August 8 Oslo, Norway—Konserthurst (with Tanya McCole)
August 10 Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso (with Tanya McCole)
August 13 Dublin, Ireland—National Concert Hall (with Tanya McCole)
September 14 Huntsville, AL—Von Braum Center (with Kelsey Walden)
September 15 Memphis, TN—Orpheum Theatre (with Kelsey Walden)
September 19 Eugene, OR—Hult Center (with Todd Snider)
September 21 Portland, OR—Schnitzer Theatre (with Todd Snider)
September 22 Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre (with Todd Snider)
September 28 Columbus, OH—Ohio Theatre (with Lilly Hiatt)
October 3 Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theatre (with Kelsey Walden)
October 5 Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
October 6 Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
November 7 Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center (with Nathaniel Rateliff)
November 8 Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre (with Nathaniel Rateliff)
November 10 Denver, CO—Buell Center (with Nathaniel Rateliff)
December 12 Las Vegas, NV—Westgate Theatre (with John Paul White)
December 14 Phoenix, AZ—Celebrity Theatre (with John Paul White)
December 15 Tucson, AZ—Fox Theatre (with John Paul White)

[Photo: Josh Britt]

[H/T – NPR]