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Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, announces new album and first North American tour in 35 years

on September 15, 2014, 1:25pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, has announced the release of his first new album in five years. Entitled Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, it will be released on October 27th.

According to Rolling Stone, the 10-song tracklist contains an even mixture of original compositions and covers. The album was co-produced by Rick Rubin and also features contributions from Richard Thompson, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tinariwen, Matt Sweeney, and Charlie Musselwhite.

Below, you can hear the album’s lead single, “Dying to Live”, which was originally written by Edgar Winter.

Tell ‘Em I’m Gone marks Islam’s debut release with Legacy Recordings. The partnership will also see the eventual release “treasure trove of audio and video from Yusuf/Cat Steven’s personal archives,” according to a press release.

Tell ‘Em I’m Gone Tracklist:
01. I Was Raised in Babylon
02. Big Boss Man
03. Dying to Live
04. You Are My Sunshine
05. Editing Floor Blues
06. Cat and the Dog Trap
07. Gold Digger
08. The Devil Came From Kansas
09. Tell ‘Em I’m Gone
10. Doors

Tell ‘Em I’m Gone Artwork:

Legacy Recordings Yusuf Cat Stevens album cover

Islam will support his new album by embarking on his first North American tour in 35 years.

Yusuf Islam 2014 Tour Dates:
11/04 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
11/09 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
11/11 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
11/13 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/16 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
11/20 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
11/23 – Hamburg, DE @ CCH 1
11/25 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall
12/01 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
12/04 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
12/07 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/09 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
12/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
12/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre

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