Many great albums have started as a stage or film concept before being reimagined or downsized into an album which is a far better work of art anyway.

Such was the case with Tim Rogers’ forthcoming album, An Actor Repairs, which began life as music to accompany a script about a retiring actor, before morphing into a twelve-song standalone album when the stage show was abandoned.

‘Youth’ is the lead single, a country-tinged ballad with female backing vocals, which echoes past Sleepy Jackson records. “‘Youth’ is a song about a character lifting themselves by the elbows out of the well-spring and accepting the waters won’t cleanse them of their sins,” Rogers says of the track.

“It was written four times, first as a skiffle, then a torch, then a lament, ending as an enthusiasm… If this song came in a dream, knock me out forever.”

Rogers will be touring off the back of the album, which is out April 28. The tour starts this Friday in Adelaide, with tickets on sale from Thursday.

Check out the tour dates, below the single.

Friday, 24th March
Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide

Friday, 31st March
Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay

Saturday, 1st April
Old Museum, R’R Writers Festival, Brisbane

Sunday, 16th April
Spiegeltent, Wollongong

Thursday, 20th April
Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Friday, 21st April
Odd Fellow, Fremantle

Saturday, 22nd April
Carine Tavern, Duncraig

Thursday, 4th May
Street Theatre, Canberra

Friday, 5th May
St Stephens Church, Newtown

Saturday, 6th May
Milton Theatre, Milton

Friday, 12th May
Workers Club, Geelong

Saturday, 13th May
Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood

Sunday, 14th May
Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick

Friday, 26th May
Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay

Saturday, 27th May
The Edwards, Newcastle

Sunday, 28th May
Flow Bar, Old Bar