Badly Drawn Boy Sketches U.S. Tour

English singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name: Damon Gough) will saddle up for a three-week acoustic run of U.S. cities in November, in anticipation of his in-progress fourth studio album.

English singer/songwriter Badly Drawn Boy (real name: Damon Gough) will saddle up for a three-week acoustic run of U.S. cities in November, in anticipation of his in-progress fourth studio album. Gough is currently in the studio in Manchester, England, with co-producer Andy Votel working on the disc, which will be the follow-up to 2002's "Have You Fed the Fish?" (ARTISTdirect).

The tour, featuring Gough fronting a stripped-down trio, will kick off Nov. 1 in Northampton, Mass., and hit 15 dates through a Nov. 18 engagement in Dallas.

"Have You Fed the Fish?" debuted at No. 135 on The Billboard 200 last November and has sold 60,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Gough's other efforts include his critically acclaimed debut "The Hour of Bewilderbeast" and the 2002 soundtrack to the film "About a Boy."

Here are Badly Drawn Boy's tour dates:

Nov. 1: Northampton, Mass. (Iron Horse Music Hall)
Nov. 2: Winooski, Vt. (Higher Ground)
Nov. 3: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street Music Hall)
Nov. 4: Albany, N.Y. (the Egg)
Nov. 6: Towson, Md. (Recher Theatre)
Nov. 7: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Nov. 8: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Northsix)
Nov. 9: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
Nov. 11: Cleveland (Grog Shop)
Nov. 12: Chicago (Park West)
Nov. 13: Nashville (Belcourt Theatre)
Nov. 14: Asheville, N.C. (the Orange Peel)
Nov. 15: Athens, Ga. (40 Watt Club)
Nov. 17: Austin, Texas (the Mercury)
Nov. 18: Dallas (Gypsy Tea Room)