_John Patrick Gatta_

Oteil Burbridge will release his new solo album, Water in the Desert, on October 20, and the Dead & Company bassist has also detailed a fall tour that will see him teaming up with an all-star cast of Friends.

All the songs on the new album were written by Burbridge, who enlisted some special guests for the recording, including his brother and Tedeschi Trucks Band multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge.

“I started writing the songs on this record about ten years ago,” Burbridge says. “They are all songs about love in some way; finding out how to love yourself, hoping that another loved one will love you just as you are, believing in someone when they find it hard to believe in themselves, love gone wrong, or finally finding the ‘perfect fit.’ I feel like every problem we have on earth in some way comes back to the lack of love. That’s really what this record is about.”

Pre-order Water in the Desert here.

The Oteil & Friends tour will kick off Halloween night at Pennsylvania’s Ardmore Music Hall, and the dates will feature a band consisting of Burbridge, Eric Krasno, JGB’s Melvin Seals, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Weedie Braimah and Alfreda Gerald. See the full dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 25.

Oteil & Friends Tour Dates

October 31 Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
November 1 Charleston, SC -Pour House
November 2 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
November 3 Asheville, NC – Salvage Station
November 4 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
November 5 Raleigh, NC – The Lincoln Theatre
November 6 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore*
November 7 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater
November 8 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
November 9 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge*

*without Melvin Seals