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Kiefer Sutherland to drop “folk-tinged” album, go on tour this spring

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Kiefer Sutherland’s post-24 career has seen him finally play his father’s son onscreen, and now it looks like he’s set to accomplish another one of his longstanding goals: The actor’s just announced that he’s releasing his first album later this year, as well as kicking off a U.S. tour next month. Sutherland co-founded the Ironworks record label in 2002 to help aspiring musicians, a group to which he apparently belongs. But he took a break from the label in 2009, which was also around the time that season 7 of 24 wrapped on Fox.

Sutherland returned to 24 for two more seasons, though he’s since handed over the enhanced-interrogation duties to Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins. He also got back into to his music, as he’s now primed to release Down In A Hole, a “folk-tinged” LP filled with songs that he’s described as “the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary.” And he sounds anxious to perform those songs for a live audience:

“There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on.”


The songs on Down In A Hole reportedly draw from Sutherland’s personal experiences, not Jack Bauer’s, which means that the jugular-tearing will probably be kept to a minimum. But that also means we likely won’t hear the ode to Chloe that she so rightfully deserves.

There’s no official release date for Down In A Hole, but Sutherland has announced his touring schedule, with stops in Milwaukee, New York, and Cleveland. (Way to leave Chicago out in the cold.)


Tour dates

April 14—Shank Hall—Milwaukee, WI

April 15—Majestic Theatre—Madison, WI

April 16—The Pyramid Scheme—Grand Rapids, MI

April 18—The Ark—Ann Arbor, MI

April 19—The Grog Shop—Cleveland, OH

April 20—Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh—Pittsburgh, OH

April 22—V Club—Huntington, WV

April 23—Ballroom at the Taft Theatre—Cincinnati, OH

April 24—The Vogue—Indianapolis, IN

April 26—A And R Music Bar—Columbus, OH

May 4—Visulite Theatre—Charlotte, NC

May 6—Lincoln Theatre—Raleigh, NC

May 8—Capital Ale House—Richmond, VA

May 9—Rams Head On Stage—Annapolis, MD

May 11—World Cafe Live—Wilmington, DE

May 12—Mexicali Live—Teaneck, NJ

May 14—Daryl’s House—Pawling, NY

May 15—The Dock—Ithaca, NY

May 16—Iron Works—Buffalo, NY

May 20—Brighton Music Hall—Allston, MA

May 21—The Met—Pawtucket, RI

May 24—The Stone Pony—Asbury Park, NJ

May 25—Founders Room—New York, NY

May 26—Sellersville Theater 1894—Sellersville, PA

May 28—The Stephen Talkhouse—Amagansett, NY