I can’t wait to see how the new Marco Benevento release turns out. He just sent out an update to his list and has an update on his tour dates across the country. We’re waiting on West Coast dates that should be coming soon, and he’ll definitely be at High Sierra this year (not that it was even a question). Read on.

As you’ve probably heard by now, Marco will be releasing a brand new studio album entitled available at record stores and digital download stores everywhere on May 11. After months and months of recording and set up, we can’t tell you how excited we are for you to finally hear it. More info on the release can be found here.

The pre-order for is now open for CD, black vinyl and a limited edition red vinyl release (only 100 copies are available and they’re already going fast). Anybody who picks up the album before the street date will receive a link to download a 5-track bonus solo piano ep, Spell 579 that includes solo piano renditions of album tunes like “Ila Frost” and “Two Of You” and a version of The Shins “Kissing The Lipless.” All orders ship on May 8.

Natalie Portman says that his new bonus EP will save your life.

May 5 | The Space | Portland, ME
May 6 | The Stone Church | Newmarket, NH
May 7 | Main Pub | Manchester, CT
May 8 | RISD | Providence, RI
May 9 | Parima | Burlington, VT ***Please note this show may be moved, details forthcoming
May 12 | The Hideaway | Louisville, KY
May 13 | Southgate House | Newport, KY
May 14 | Martyr’s | Chicago, IL
May 15 | Wilbert’s | Cleveland, OH
May 16 | Club Cafe | Pittsburgh, PA
May 19 | Nightcat | Easton, MD
May 20 | 8×10 | Baltimore, MD (w/ Xylos)
May 21 | North Star | Philadelphia, PA (w/ Xylos)
May 22 | Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ Xylos)
June 16 | Sellersville Theater | Sellersville, PA (w/ American Babies)
June 17 | River Street Jazz Cafe | Wilkes Barre, PA (w/ Steve Kimock)
June 18 | The Bearsville Theater | Woodstock, NY (w/ Charlie Hunter)
June 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA (w/ )
June 25 | Doug Fir | Portland, OR (w/ )

June 27 | Winnipeg Jazz Festival | Winnipeg, Canada
June 28 | Montreal Jazz Festival | Montreal, Canada (***solo piano)
June 29 | Toronto Jazz Festival | Toronto, Canada
July 2 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA

Get tickets for select dates here from ticketmaster.com…