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Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will be playing shows in the UK later this year to support his new studio album, Standing In The Breach.

The album is scheduled for release on October 6 and the good news for music fans is the legendary performer will be heading for Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.

Accompanying Browne on the road are longtime band mates Val McCallum (guitar), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Jeff Young (keyboards) and Bob Glaub (bass), with the addition of acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).

‘Standing In The Breach’, Browne’s 14th studio album, is a collection of 10 songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

“This is my ideal band, with some of my favorite players, all of whom appear on the new CD, and whose combined gifts provide the musical foundation and emotional underpinnings of my new songs,” said Browne.

“The interplay between Val McCallum and Greg Leisz on this album - the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap. I feel fortunate to have them out on the road for this tour.”

Currently, Browne is on a solo tour in America.

His full band tour hits the UK in November and he plays Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on November 21.

Browne is no stranger to the Royal Concert Hall stage and his previous shows there have been well received by his Glasgow fans.

For more information, visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

Meanwhile, other big names coming to the Royal Concert Hall this autumn include Art Garfunkel (September 8), Tony Bennett (September 9), Ryan Adams (September 25) and Sheryl Crow (October 27).

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