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    Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:24:46

    Yusuf aka Cat Stevens Releasing New Album, Touring North America for First Time in 35 Years - See the dates!

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    Yusuf/Cat Stevens has joined Sony Legacy! He will release a new album for the label and tour the U.S. and North America for the first time in 35 years. Welcome back, Y/CS.

    To kick off this exciting new chapter in Yusuf's career, Legacy Recordings will release his first new studio album in five years, entitled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, on October 27.

    So that's two slabs of good news right there. A new album and a new tour.

    First, about the album. It is truly a global affair, as it was recorded in tons of locations, including Los Angeles, Dubai, Brussels and London.

    The album features 10 brand-new studio recordings, including five original tracks and five carefully-chosen cover songs. The album also features musical contributions from Richard Thompson, blues harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite, singer-songwriter Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Tuareg group Tinariwen, and guitarist Matt Sweeney. The album was produced by Yusuf and Rick Rubin.

    Yusuf/Cat Stevens also announced that he will embark on his first North American tour in over 35 years, giving fans in select cities the opportunity to hear his remarkable catalog and superb new songs live, many for the first time.

    The Peace Train ... Late Again Tour will kick off December.

    Tour Dates:

    December 1 Toronto - Massey Hall
    December 4 Boston - Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
    December 7 New York City - Beacon Theatre
    December 9 Chicago - The Chicago Theatre
    December 12 San Francisco - The Masonic
    December 14 Los Angeles - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

    For more tour info, visit yusufislam.com.

    Who plans to try and see Yusuf/Cat Stevens?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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