Jim Ward has announced the forthcoming release of Half A World Away (Live In Studio) via Dine Alone Records. The album is out March 17 and is culled from a livestream Jim performed around the release of his 2021 solo album Daggers. Jim shares, “ “I wanted to do some kind of release show for Daggers and things weren’t quite ready to do an actual in person show, so we decided to broadcast from a recording studio. Matt Miller and I were able to meet up at Star City Studios in El Paso but our drummer Mathew Gardner lives in Sydney and wasn’t able to travel due to strict restrictions- so we decided to record live in separate studios half a world away. We were so pleased with the final result that we decided to release it.”
Pre-save Half A World Away (Live In Studio) here.
In support of Half A World Away (Live In Studio) Ward and his band Sparta will be touring Texas with dates that kick off on March 19 in El Paso where he is based. All dates are listed below.
Sparta tour dates
3/17/22 – Eloise – El Paso, TX
3/18/22 – Eloise – El Paso, TX
3/19/22 – Eloise – El Paso, TX
3/21/22 – The Gremlin – Mcallen, TX
3/22/22 – House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
3/24/22 – The Studio at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
3/25/22 – Tulips FTW – Fort Worth, TX
3/26/22 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
3/27/22 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX
More on Jim Ward
When it comes to his long and fruitful career in music, Jim Ward is not guided by vanity or money or some grand narrative in which he’s the central player. It’s all about the song, the melody, the lyric. This philosophy has followed Ward as he performed in various bands and under several monikers over his long and winding career. In 1994 and at the age of 17, Ward co-founded the iconic post-hardcore band At The Drive-In. They released three critically acclaimed studio albums and several EPs before disbanding in 2001. Ward went on to form Sparta whose most recent release is 2020’s Trust The River. Along the way Jim Ward has also released a slew of solo albums, and formed his alt-country project, Sleepercar.