American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is to release his new album 'Hello Starling' on 5 September.

This is his third album and the follow-up to his acclaimed 'Golden Age of Radio' which was released last year.

'Hello Starling' will be released on the Dublin-based Independent Records label.

Ritter will start an Irish tour in Belfast on Wednesday 25 June.

Tour dates: Wednesday 25 June - Auntie Annie's, Belfast Thursday 26 June - An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Saturday 28 June - Cleere's, KilkennySunday 29 June - Roisin Dubh, GalwayMonday 30 June - Red Room, LimerickWednesday 2 July - Spirit Store, DundalkThursday 3 July - Half Moon, CorkFriday 4 July - The Village, DublinSaturday 5 July - O2 In The ParkSaturday 30 August - Lisdoonvarna Festival, RDS, Dublin