Abigail Washburn has long maintained an interest in the people and culture of China and at one point planned to pursue a legal career in that country. Starting next month, she will return to China for a series of shows that include two performances at USA Pavilion Stage during the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. This will be followed by a series of gigs in this region of the country. Washburn likely will perform in the Unite States later this summer in support of her third studio album. City of Refuge which is set for an August 31 release was produced by Tucker Martine (the Decemberists, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens).

Abigail Washburn dates

July 1 – Shanghai USA Pavilion Stage
July 3 – Shanghai USA Pavilion Stage
July 4 – Shanghai the Music Club
July 4 – Shanghai Official Fourth of July Party
July 5 – Shanghai Official Consulate Independence Day Celebration
July 5 – Hangzhou JZ Hangzhou
July 9 – Beijing the One
July 10 – Zhenjiang HiFi Xijindu Music Series
July 11 – Shanghai Yuyintang