M. Ward: New Album, Tour w/Lee Ranaldo, fIREHOSE


In the three years since Portland, OR-based troubadour M. Ward released his last solo album - the universally lauded Hold Time - he's toured the globe, released two albums as one half of Grammy-nominated duo She & Him as well as one with the talented group of friends collectively know as Monsters Of Folk.

Merge Records will release Ward's highly anticipated sixth solo album, A Wasteland Companion, on April 10 2012.

The album, consisting of 12 tracks, was made with 18 musicians and recorded in eight different studios in Portland, Omaha, New York City, Los Angeles, Austin and Bristol (UK).

Featured musicians include: M Ward (piano, guitars, voice, production), Mike Coykendall (percussion, bass), Giant Sand's Howe Gelb (piano), John Parish (percussion, marimba), Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis (organ), Susan Sanchez (vocals), She & Him's Zooey Deschanel (vocals), Jordan Hudson (percussion), Adam Selzer (bass), Nathan "JR" Andersen (piano), Scott McPherson (percussion), Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley (percussion), Dr. Dog's Tobey Leaman (bass), Devotchka's Tom Hagerman (strings) and more.

Catch M. Ward on tour this Spring with Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo, a reunited fIREHOSE, and Jonathan Richman. Check out the itinerary below.


  • 1- Clean Slate (for Alex & El Goodo)
  • 2- Primitive Girl
  • 3- Me And My Shadow
  • 4- Sweetheart
  • 5- I Get Ideas
  • 6- The First Time I Ran Away
  • 7- A Wasteland Companion
  • 8- Watch The Show
  • 9- There‚Äôs A Key
  • 10- Crawl After You
  • 11- Wild Goose
  • 12- Pure Joy

    M. Ward Tour Dates

  • February 2 Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • April 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
  • April 12 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
  • April 13 Indio, CA @ Coachella
  • April 14 Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHO
  • April 16 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
  • April 17 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
  • April 18 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
  • April 20 Indio, CA @ Coachella
  • May 5 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
  • May 6 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
  • May 7 New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
  • May 8 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
  • May 11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
  • May 12 Philadelphia, PA @Union Transfer
  • May 13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • May 15 Durham, NC @ Duke Performances at Page Auditorium
  • May 16 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
  • May 17 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
  • May 22 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
  • May 24 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

  • Jonathan Richman supports 4/11
  • fIREHOSE supports 4/12, 4/16-4/18
  • Lee Ranaldo Band supports 5/5-5/22

    M. Ward Tour Dates :: M. Ward News

  • http://mwardmusic.com/

    [Published on: 1/23/12]

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