Van Morrison released the third single, “Dangerous”, from his forthcoming What’s It Gonna Take?, his 43rd studio album. It will be released on Exile Productions/Virgin on May 20th. “Pretending” and “Nervous Breakdown” are the first two tracks from the album, both of which are out now everywhere online.
Van is currently on tour in the US, playing Memphis’ Beale Street Festival tonight and Nashville’s legendary Ryman next week on May 3 and 4 (full dates listed below).
What’s It Gonna Take? is the follow up to Van Morrison’s 2021 release – the 28-track double album Latest Record Project, Vol. 1 – and is further evidence of the rich creative streak that one of the world’s greatest artist’s is currently on.
What’s It Gonna Take? features fifteen new Van Morrison compositions that collectively reflect the artist’s indefatigable drive to record and perform live in front of audiences. The album is preceded by two singles, “Nervous Breakdown” and “Pretending” – a gorgeous restless soul track, online everywhere now – and was produced by Van Morrison and was recorded between Real World Studios (Wiltshire), Bath Spa Hotel (Bath), Richard Dunn’s Studio, Culloden Hotel (Co. Down) Holywood Studio (Co. Down) and Musicbox Studios (Cardiff).
What’s It Gonna Take? track listing
- What’s It Gonna Take?
- Fighting Back Is The New Normal
- Fodder For The Masses
- Can’t Go On This Way
- Sometimes It’s Just Blah Blah Blah
- Money From America
- Not Seeking Approval
- Damage And Recovery
- Nervous Breakdown
- Absolutely Positively The Most
- I Ain’t No Celebrity
- Stage Name
- Fear And Self-Loathing In Las Vegas
Van Morrison US dates listed below (for full itinerray including Europe check Van’s website):
April 29 Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis, TN
May 1 Ameris Bank Ampitheatre, Alpharetta, GA
May 3 & 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
May 7 & 8 Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
May 10 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
September 1 Harbor Yard Ampitheatre, Bridgeport, CT
September 3 Leader Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
September 4 Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
September 7 Wolftrap, Vienna, VA
September 8 Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
September 10 Forest Hills Stadium, Forest Hills, NY
October 7, 8, 9 The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
October 12 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
October 15 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA