Lekman is working on a new record - it's due out next year - and will be headed to North America, the UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia with a full band.
Lekman's playing his first UK headline show in four years this month. It's a (sold-out) solo date so he roadtest new material.
"I'm sorry I haven't been very good at keeping in touch the last months," Lekman wrote earlier this summer about the shows. "It's because I've been working endless nights trying to finish my new album. It's 99% done now! But more about that later. I just wanted to tell you that this fall I'm going to head out and do five shows to try some of the new songs before the album comes out. These will be solo shows, just me, a guitar, maybe a sampler, maybe a glass of red wine resting nonchalantly on my guitar amp. Some stories. Some songs. Maybe a beat so you can dance a little. Will I see you there?"
Lekman's last studio full-length was 2012's I Know What Love Isn't, but earlier this year he completed his ambitious Postcard project.
- 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
- 24 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
- 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
- 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
- 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
- 3 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
- 5 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
- 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
- 9 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
- 10 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
- 11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
- 13 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
- 15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
- 16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
- 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
- 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
- 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
- 28 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
- 29 – London, UK @ Oval Space
- 30 – Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
- 31 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
- 1 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s Church
- 3 – Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern
- 4 – Uppsala, SE @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
- 5 – Malmo, SE @ KB
- 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Studie 2
- 7 – Orebro, SE @ Orebro Concert Hall
- 8 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
- 9 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
For full details and ticket information, head to www.jenslekman.com.