It’s always been our intention to release Ghosts and All That Reckoning as a double album. And we will be doing so on vinyl as soon as we all figure out the new normal. But in the meantime, if you are into Hi Res downloads you can find the two albums as a single FLAC 44k/24bit download at the Acoustic Sounds website. Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions, this is just for USA customers. Ghosts is available as a Hi Res download in most countries via the 7digital.com download website.
We have been able to reschedule all of our New Zealand and Australia dates. All of the new dates are below and you can find some more specific information on the Tour page. If you have already bought a ticket please hold on to it, they will be honoured at the new date.
Auckland, NZ – RESCHEDULED FOR 1/29/2021
Venue: Bruce Mason Centre
Christchurch, NZ – RESCHEDULED FOR 1/30/2021
Venue: Isaac Centre
Wellington, NZ – RESCHEDULED FOR 1/31/2021
Venue: Opera House
Adelaide, AU – RESCHEDULED FOR 2/2/2021
Venue: The Gov
Brisbane, AU – RESCHEDULED FOR 2/3/2021
Venue: Tivoli Theatre
Melbourne, AU – RESCHEDULED FOR 2/4/2021
Venue: Recital Centre
Melbourne, AU – RESCHEDULED FOR 2/6/2021
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre
Perth, AU – RESCHEDULED FOR 2/7/2021
Venue: Astor Theatre
Canberra, AU – RESCHEDULED FOR 2/9/2021
Venue: Canberra Theatre Playhouse
Sydney, AU – RESCHEDULED FOR 2/12/2021
Venue: Enmore Theatre
As you have probably already assumed, we have had to postpone our upcoming New Zealand/Australian Tour. We are already working with our promoter and the venues to reschedule, so please hold on to your tickets and we will be announcing the new dates very soon. Your tickets will be honoured at the rescheduled shows. Our plan is to get down there very early in 2021, to escape our winter and catch some of your sunshine. We are, of course, so disappointed. But it’s been twenty years since we’ve been down there so adding on one more year will just make our reunion that much sweeter!. Please keep safe and we’ll be back in touch soon with all of the new show info.
One of our most cherished band memories is of our 1992 co-headlining tour of the US with John Prine and company. It was the largest tour we had ever mounted, with 11 musicians, 16 crew, three buses and a tractor trailer. We played some of the most beautiful halls in America, had too many late nights, consumed too much alcohol, laughed and laughed and laughed, the music was stellar and the love in those rooms, amplified by John’s presence, was as intense as we had ever experienced. John taught us to enjoy ourselves on stage, to not shy away from “entertaining” the audience, to feel worthy of the love and above all else to make sure to return it in full. I remember one very drunken night in Chicago at a post-show celebration asking John, between tequila shots, how he was able to play, night after night, that core group of songs that he had become most associated with (Hello In There, Sam Stone, Angel From Montgomery, etc). And how was he able to still invest them with so much vitality and sincerity. He said, “those songs aren’t mine anymore, they’re theirs, I just sing them”… and we took another shot and it all became so clear. Thank you for the love John…we will all miss you so much.
We are heading to Europe next week to enjoy the beautiful Summer weather (eek!!) and while we are there we are planning to play a bunch of shows in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, England and Scotland. All of the dates and ticket info are on our Tour Page. We hope to see a bunch of you over there…make sure to come up and say hello.
Our brief journey South begins tonight in Franklin, Tennessee. Tomorrow we’ll be heading down to Birmingham and then over to Atlanta for the weekend. We’ll have lots of vinyl on hand and Mike has borrowed a new Frank Brothers guitar to play around with. We are busy filling in our tour itinerary for the rest of the year, so check in on the Tour Page and sign up for the Mailing List to find out if we are coming to a venue close to your front door. We’ll see some of you soon.
Our UK/European Tour starts tonight in Glasgow. We’re excited about getting back across the pond and hope to make a habit of getting back here more often. We’ll see a bunch of you over the next couple of weeks!
Check out all of the upcoming Tour Dates here.
Welcome to release day for our new album All That Reckoning. It’s been six not-so-long years since the release of our last album of new material and so much has changed in our lives, in your lives and in the world around us. It’s those changes and that turmoil that drives the songs of All That Reckoning. We hope you take the time to sit down and give it a serious listen. We put a lot of thought, time and sweat into creating it and we are very proud of the result. There is lots to gnaw on.
You can find various links to different ways of buying it and streaming it by clicking here. Or better yet, visit your local independent record store and buy a copy from them.
Don’t forget to take a look at brother Peter’s groovy new psychedelic video for Sing Me A Song.
We had an amazing time at the third installment of Latent Lounge last night, celebrating the release of Jerry Leger‘s new album Nonsense and Heartache as well as the songs of The Trinity Session. We will be posting some videos of the night in a day or so on our Cowboy Junkies Facebook page and on the Latent Recordings Facebook page (please Like them if you haven’t already). But in the meantime you can check out all of the videos that we have posted so far on the Latent Recordings YouTube channel. Here is David Bowie’s Five Years from last weeks Dead Heroes cover set.
You can also still access the live stream of the complete 2nd night of Latent Lounge which includes our performance of 4 new songs. Click here and follow the links.
We’ll be back out there in a few weeks. We are heading South in search of robins and cherry blossoms and will be doing a handful of dates in; Tarrytown, NY; Sellersville, PA; Easton, MD and Alexandria, VA. If you are in the area make sure that you come out and say hello. We are also booking our summer shows and some of them are already on sale so keep an eye on the Tour page. We hope to see you soon.