PJ Morton has announced his headlining Watch The Sun Tour, which begins in late May with two dates in Australia.
On May 28, Morton will resume the trek in North America, playing live dates through October 1 at festivals and premier venues. He will perform in major cities, including Houston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Phoenix, to name a few.
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Morton found inspiration in part from Wonder, recording Watch The Sun at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where the legendary musician ventured to create his 1979 album, Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants.
“I think these last couple years taught us to identify what is truly important. It was important for me to tell an honest story on this album. The album is an unapologetically soulful painting about the true challenges in life and love,” said Morton.
Two singles have preceded Morton’s Watch The Sun, including “Please Don’t Walk Away” and “My Peace,” a duet with JoJo featuring Mr. Talkbox. Morton and his pals of the latter track performed their new effort on Good Morning America.
At the top of April, Morton won Album of the Year at the 64th Grammy Awards for his handiwork on Jon Batiste’s album We Are.
PJ Morton Watch The Sun Tour Dates
May 25 — Sydney, NSW @ Oxford Art Factory
May 26 — Melbourne, VIC @ Corner Hotel
May 28 — Jakarta, IDN @ Java Jazz Festival
Jun 17 — Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
Jun 18 — Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Jun 19 — Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
Jul 6 — Detroit, MI @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Jul 10 — Bellingham, WA @ NW Tune-Up Festival
Jul 15 — St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Jul 16 — Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
Jul 17 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Jul 20 — Memphis, TN @ The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 22 — Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Jul 23 — Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
Jul 24 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jul 26 — Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Jul 27 — Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Jul 29 — New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
Jul 30 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jul 31 — Newport, RI – Newport Jazz Festival
Aug 23 —Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
Aug 25 — Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen Music Hall
Aug 27 — Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
Aug 28 — Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
Aug 30 — Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Aug 31 — Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
Sep 2 — Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Sep 3 — Charlotte, NC @ Knight Theater
Sep 4 — Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
Sep 15 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sep 16 — Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
Sep 17 — Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Sep 20 — Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Sep 22 — San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
Sep 23 — Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
Sep 24 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Sep 29 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Sep 30 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Oct 1 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater