We’ve become more accustomed to seeing him on the Broadway stage or taking up various roles on television and the silver screen. Now though, Harry Connick Jr. is going back to his roots with a new music album, and it’s the most personal he’s ever written. To promote the album, and give his fans a chance to see him for just who he is, the megastar is also taking the album out on the road this summer!
The album will be his seventeenth studio album and it’s titled, Every Man Should Know. It will be out on June 11, and the singer said in a press release that it’s his most personal album yet.
“No rules, no limits,” Connick says. “I used to be more comfortable writing…ideas that intrigued me but didn’t necessarily come from personal experience. It’s one thing to assume the role of a storyteller — it’s quite another when the story is your own. I felt ready to explore some of my personal experiences in some of the songs this time around.”
He also says that while it’s the most personal, it’s also the most eclectic album he’s ever made. While it does largely stick to his roots in jazz, the album also contains “straight-up country” and guests such as trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Kim Burrell.
The tour to support the album will be almost a month long, beginning on June 19 in Baltimore and wrapping up on July 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In between Connick will also be stopping into Rhode Island, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Atlanta, and Pennsylvania, to name just a few of the tour stops.