M. Ward's most recent album, Post War, came out just last year, and it's rather enjoyable. One only has to visit the Wikipedia entry and read the "Professional reviews" section to see that it was a big hit. Of course, as everyone knows, Wikipedia is not a reliable source. So instead, I'm citing certain unnamed sources with close ties to popular opinion who will vouch for the album's excellence.
No! I won't release the names. I have journalistic integrity. Don't tempt me! Just... just leave it be and stop asking. The important news is that M. Ward is going on tour starting April 13 in Wallingford, Connecticut. Mr. Ward is going full-tilt until May 12 and... damn you scrutinizing reader! I have to protect my sources! I will cite the quote by famous American novelist William Faulkner, "That's for me to know, and for you to find out." Straight from the mouth of a person who knows about stuff.
M. Ward will travel through much of the eastern half of the United States, then finish up with a show in Toronto on May 11 and Montreal on the 12th. He will... oh you are a wily one! Stop badgering me, hounding me about my precious, beloved sources! Please, please don't make me! Don't make me say!
Jail? Oh, well that changes everything. I've got integrity, but jeez, it's just the internet. Yeah, it was Justin Timberlake. He has a pulse on what's happening and he's been bringing back, in addition to sexy, hard-hitting music criticism. And if that doesn't convince you, here's a list of where you can hear M. Ward for yourself, but it should have convinced you.
M. Ward's tour is not a chore nor a bore:
04.13.07 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
04.14.07 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
04.15.07 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
04.17.07 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
04.18.07 - New York City, NY - Theatre at Madison Square Garden
04.20.07 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
04.21.07 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Casino
04.23.07 - Washington, DC - D.A.R. Constitutional Hall
04.24.07 - Greensboro, NC - N.C. War Memorial Auditorium
04.26.07 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
04.27.07 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
04.28.07 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04.30.07 - Birmingham, AL - B.J.C.C. Concert Hall
05.01.07 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
05.02.07 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
05.04.07 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theatre
05.05.07 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
05.06.07 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
05.08.07 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
05.09.07 - Cleveland, OH - The State Theatre at Playhouse Square
05.11.07 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
05.12.07 - Montreal, QC - St.Denis Theatre