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Damien Jurado has announced a new album, The Horizon Just Laughed, due out May 4th. An early preview can be heard in the scenic video for warmly elegant first single, “Over Rainbows and Rainier;” you can watch the Jordan Halland-directed clip below. The Horizon Just Laughed will be available for purchase on May 4th, and available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora on July 6th. All vinyl pre-orders will be shipped to customers one month early, on April 9th.

Pre-order The Horizon Just Laughed

Like previous albums, The Horizon Just Laughed started with a dream – though that’s where things change, as they often do. It is Damien Jurado’s first self-produced album in a 20+ year career, more personal and more rooted than even his Maraqopa trilogy, as though after so much time on the road he’s stumbled upon his home.

The album feels like a beautiful collage — its narrative pieced together through letters and postcards, with each part contributing to its greater whole, and providing snapshots of ones journey to find a sense of place and connection to a changing world.

The 11 tracks that form The Horizon Just Laughed were recorded with Alex Bush in Irvine, CAs Sonikwire Studio in February and April 2017.

Damien Jurado Tour Dates:
Mar. 7 Haarlem, NL @ De Nieuwe Kerk
Mar. 9 Berlin, DE @ Roter Salon (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 11 Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
Mar. 13 Glasgow, UK @ CCA
Mar. 15 London, UK @ St John Bethnal Green (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 18 Utrecht, NL @ Geertekerk (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 19 Groningen, NL @ Lutherse Kerk
Mar. 20 Ghent, BE @ St. Jacobskerk (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 21 Leuven, BE @ Auditorium STUK
“Over Rainbows” tour:
May 12 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
May 13 Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee
May 14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 15 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
May 16 Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
May 18 Montclair, NJ @ Outpost In The Burbs
May 19 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 21 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Cafe
May 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre
May 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Ebell
May 29 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Jun. 1 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Jun. 2 Seattle, WA @ St. Marks Cathedral
Jun. 4 Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
Jul. 26-29 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open Festival
Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End Of The Road Festival
Sept. 4 Oslo, NO @ Kulturkirken Jakob
Sept. 5 Stavanger, NO @ Folken
Sept. 6 Bergen, NO @ Landmark
Oct. 7 Dusseldorf, DE @ ZAKK
Oct. 8 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen
Oct. 9 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
Oct. 10 Copenhagen, DK @ Teater Bremen
Oct. 11 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Oct. 12 Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan
Oct. 13 Umea, SE @ Droskan
Oct. 14 Ostersund, SE @ Studioscenen
Oct. 16 Malm, SE @ Folk a Rock
Nov. 05 London, UK @ Union Chapel

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