On Oct. 7, Jackson Browne will release his 14th studio album, 'Standing in the Breach,' and has announced tours of both the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

The 10 songs on 'Standing in the Breach' finds Browne working in the territory that has made him one of the most beloved singer-songwriters of the past 40 years. According to the press release, the record is "at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life."

Browne's U.S. tour will begin on Sept. 14 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and conclude at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis on Oct. 18. There are no Michigan performances, but there is an Oct. 14 date in Chicago.

After a month off, he will fly to Great Britain and play five shows in one week, beginning at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on Nov. 17 and ending up at London's Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 24.

Accompanying Browne on both the album and tour will be his longtime band consisting of Val McCallum on guitar, bassist Bob Glaub, drummer Mauricio Lewak and keyboardist Jeff Young. Joining them will be Greg Leisz on guitar, lap steel and pedal steel.

“This is my ideal band, with some of my favorite players, all of whom appear on the new CD, and whose combined gifts provide the musical foundation and emotional underpinnings of my new songs,” Browne said. “The interplay between Val McCallum and Greg Leisz on this album - the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap. I feel fortunate to have them out on the road for this tour.”

Jackson Browne Fall Tour U.S. Dates
Sept. 14 -- Washington, D.C.
Sept. 27 -- Santa Monica, Calif.
Oct. 4 -- York, Pa.
Oct. 7 -- New York
Oct. 10 -- Philadelphia
Oct. 12 -- Pittsburgh
Oct. 14 -- Chicago
Oct. 15 -- Akron, Ohio
Oct. 17 -- Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 18 -- Indianapolis