Cat Stevens announces brief US concert tour

Sep 15, 2014 4:02 PM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.

He announced Monday that he will make a brief concert tour in North America this December. They will be his first series of shows in the U.S. since the late 1970s conversion to Islam that put his music career on the shelf for a quarter-century. He's also releasing a blues album in October produced by Rick Rubin.

Stevens is using that stage name along with Yusuf, the name he took when he converted. The performer of 1970s-era hits "Wild World," ''Morning Has Broken" and "Peace Train" has slowly broken back into secular music during the past decade and has performed his old songs in concert, although not in the U.S.

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