The trek officially kicks off September 23rd at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, though Van Zandt is also scheduled to participate in an all-star Gregg Allman tribute show September 21st at the Laid Back Festival in Holmdel, New Jersey. The Soulfire tour will then continue through September and much of October, wrapping October 26th at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Van Zandt released Soulfire in May, marking his first LP since 1999's Born Again Savage. The record comprises new originals, covers of Etta James and James Brown and several old tunes Van Zandt wrote for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, including one, "Love On the Wrong Side of Town," co-written with Bruce Springsteen.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Van Zandt spoke about reclaiming and embracing the Jersey Shore sound he helped invent after 18 years between albums. "I was thinking, 'Who do I want to be?' " he said. "I'm like, 'Who am I really?' And the thing most identified with me, and the thing that is most unique, is that soul-meets-rock thing. So I went back to that."
Steven Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul Tour Dates