Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band
Hello Starling 20th Anniversary Tour. First Show Sold Out! Second Show Added!

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band


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Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band - Performing the Album 'Hello Starling'

Josh and band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Josh’s 2003 breakthrough record, Hello Starling, with a very limited North America headline tour, playing the album in full (plus more music). This follows a sold out European autumn tour celebrating the album.

A note from Josh:

"When I wrote Hello Starling, I was playing coffee shops and open mics. By the time it came out, I was on tour with the Frames and Joan Baez. I was practically living on the road, hearing my songs on the radio for the first time, staying up all night, touring North America & Europe with my band, doing all these things I had only dreamt of. It was a grand time.

For the 20th anniversary of the album, the band and I will be taking a swing through Hello Starling this February. We'll play the entire album in full, front to back, and then play a bunch more music.

Thank you all for listening all these years!

Love, Josh"

Praise for Josh Ritter:

“There have been plenty of highlights in Ritter’s 20-year (plus) recording career.” - AP

“Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery.” - The New York Times

“Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer.” - NPR Music

“If you love music and have a device on which to play it, you should listen to Josh Ritter whenever you need sound.”—Mary-Louise Parker in Esquire

“Mysterious, melancholy, melodic...and those are only the M’s.”—Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly

Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW

Washington, DC, 20001