Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, announces new album and first North American tour in 35 years


    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, has announced the release of his first new album in five years. Entitled Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, it will be released on October 27th.

    According to Rolling Stone, the 10-song tracklist contains an even mixture of original compositions and covers. The album was co-produced by Rick Rubin and also features contributions from Richard Thompson, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tinariwen, Matt Sweeney, and Charlie Musselwhite.

    Below, you can hear the album’s lead single, “Dying to Live”, which was originally written by Edgar Winter.


    Tell ‘Em I’m Gone marks Islam’s debut release with Legacy Recordings. The partnership will also see the eventual release “treasure trove of audio and video from Yusuf/Cat Steven’s personal archives,” according to a press release.

    Tell ‘Em I’m Gone Tracklist:
    01. I Was Raised in Babylon
    02. Big Boss Man
    03. Dying to Live
    04. You Are My Sunshine
    05. Editing Floor Blues
    06. Cat and the Dog Trap
    07. Gold Digger
    08. The Devil Came From Kansas
    09. Tell ‘Em I’m Gone
    10. Doors


    Tell ‘Em I’m Gone Artwork:

    Legacy Recordings Yusuf Cat Stevens album cover

    Islam will support his new album by embarking on his first North American tour in 35 years.

    Yusuf Islam 2014 Tour Dates:
    11/04 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
    11/09 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
    11/11 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
    11/13 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
    11/16 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
    11/20 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
    11/23 – Hamburg, DE @ CCH 1
    11/25 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall
    12/01 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    12/04 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
    12/07 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
    12/09 – Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
    12/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
    12/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre

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