Bruce Hornsby will release his latest album titled Absolute Zero, and has rolled out a 28-date spring and summer tour in support of the set. Consequence Of Sound reported that the album, which marks Hornsby's first new collection since 2016's Rehab Reunion, features the first single, titled "Cast Off" with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

When we last caught up with Bruce Hornsby, he told us that writing new songs still comes naturally to him: "I'm not much of a grinder in the sense of sitting down everyday and trying to write something. Usually it's inspiration -- some subject matter, some idea. Something that seems interesting to me to write about. And usually because of that when I get an idea that I like that rings to me I can usually get it down pretty quickly."

Hornsby, who first burst on the national scene in 1986 with his band the Range, told us that over the decades his work on his own, with his side-projects, with the Grateful Dead and beyond has kept him gainfully employed: "The phone has never stopped ringing in 30 years. It's unbelievable. Actually, we did have a time for about two weeks where there was nothing on the horizon that we needed to take care of. Y'know, no Spike Lee (documentary) music, no scoring, nobody asking for a special live track for something, not having to mix some show for some radio live broadcast. It happened to last for two weeks. It's, again, a pleasant problem."

JUST ANNOUNCED: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers tour dates (subject to change):

April 25 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
April 26 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
April 27 - Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center
April 29, 30 - Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust
April 30 - Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust
May 3 - Redondo Beach, CA - Beachlife Festival
May 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
June 18 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
June 19 - Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall
June 23 - Lexington, VA - Lime Kiln Theatre
June 25 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
June 26 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
June 28 - Gettysburg, PA - The Majestic Theatre
June 29 - Geneva, NY - Smith Opera House
June 30 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
July 12 - Mt. Pocono, PA - Pocono Mountain Event Center
July 13 - McKees Rocks, PA - Roxian Theatre
July 14 - Akron, OH - Goodyear Theatre
July 16 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
July 18 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 20 - Richmond, VA - Maymont
July 21 - Charlottesville, VA - Sprint Pavilion
July 24 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
August 7 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
August 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre
August 16 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheatre

AUDIO: BRUCE HORNSBY ON STAYING IN DEMAND
AUDIO: BRUCE HORNSBY ON WRITING PROCESS