The Voyager – the new solo album from Jenny Lewis – has bowed at No. 9 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, selling nearly 31,000 copies in its first two weeks. This is the celebrated California singer-songwriter’s first Top 10 album and highest chart debut ever, including the albums she released with her former band Rilo Kiley and with her side project Jenny and Johnny with Johnathan Rice.
In addition, The Voyager debuted at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart and No. 2 on the Alternative Albums chart. The album is currently available for purchase on cassette via Burger Recordshere.
The Voyager is Lewis’s most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager’s rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis’ longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness.
08/12 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
08/14 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
08/15 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Beck
08/17 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
08/19 Burnaby, CAN Deer Lake Park w/Beck
08/20 Redman, WA King County’s Marymoore Park w/Beck
08/21 Troutdale, OR McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater w/Beck
10/4 Dallas, TX Southside Music Hall
10/5 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/7 New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre
10/11 Mexico City Corona Capital Music Festival
10/12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/24-26 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival
10/25 San Diego, CA House of Blues