Big news for fans of Johnathan Rice! On September 6, critically-acclaimed troubadour Rice will debut as the opening act on Rilo Kiley’s tour in San Francisco at the Warfield, and on September 11, will release his second album, Further North, on Reprise. Produced by Rice, along with Jason Lader and Farmer Dave Scher, Further North is considered to be, “significant musical step forward from its predecessor (and Rice’s full-length debut), 2005’s Trouble is Real…On Further North, Rice invites us to see the cracked American Southwest through his eyes, resulting in lyrical observations which are shrewd and sincere,” according to its press announcement.  “We’re All Stuck Out in the Desert” will be the album’s first single, and the video was directed by Autumn de Wilde.

Johnathan Rice/Rilo Kiley tour dates:

9/6/07             San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
9/7/07             Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom – MFNW 2007
9/8/07             Seattle, WA @ Showbox
9/11/07           Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
9/12/07           Columbia, MO @ University of Missouri – Jesse Auditorium
9/13/07           Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/14/07           Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/15/07           Chicago, IL @ Rivera Theater
9/17/07           Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
9/18/07           Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Theatre
9/19/07           Montreal, QUE @ La Tulipe
9/20/07           Saratoga Springs, NY @ Skidmore College *
9/21/07           Boston, MA @ Avalon
9/22/07           New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/23/07           New York, NY @ Webster Hall