Jackson Browne Takes Acoustic West Coast Swing in 2013

Jackson Browne has been touring quite a bit recently, and it looks like he doesn’t plan to slow down in 2013 as he announced an acoustic tour of the West Coast.

The nearly month-long tour leg will kick off January 19 at the Keller Auditorium in Portland, Oregon, and the singer will stay on the road until February 16 when he plays the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada. In between, Browne will visit Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Phoenix and Las Vegas, among other cities.

“Playing guitar and piano, and collaborating with musicians on stage, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night,” read the press release describing the show.

Browne is just about to finish up his current fall acoustic tour, which featured special guest Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek. No opener has yet been announced for the new tour.

Browne hasn’t released a studio album since 2008’s Time the Conqueror. The album peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, which was his first album to break the top 20 since 1983’s Lawyers in Love.

That same year, he released Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2, which featured live version of Browne’s song taken from a different acoustic tour. The album was a follow-up to 2005’s Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1.

Browne released his first album in 1972, which featured the enduring hit “Doctor My Eyes.” Though the album is technically self-titled, it is often referred to as “Saturate Before Using,” as those words appear on the cover.

His best-selling album was 1977’s Running On Empty, which was recorded live while the band was on tour. Some songs were recorded onstage, while others were recorded on the tour bus and in hotel rooms. However, Browne had not previously recorded the songs in a studio.