Josh Ritter will support Gemma Hayes on her tour of America in June.

US singer songwriter Ritter will join Hayes for the first show in New York on Tuesday 3 June.

Hayes plays twelve dates throughout the States, finishing her tour in Hollywood on Monday 23 June.

Ritter has just been awarded the 2003 ASCAP Sammy Cahn songwriting award for his song 'Come And Find Me'.

He travels to Ireland for a nationwide tour starting on 25 June.

Tour dates: Wednesday 25 June - Auntie Annie's, BelfastThursday 26 June - An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Saturday 28 June - Lisdoonvarna Festival, Co. Clare Sunday 29 June - Roisin Dubh, Galway Thursday 3 July - Half Moon Theatre, CorkFriday 4 July - The Village, Dublin Saturday 5 July - 02 in the Park, Dublin