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Natalie Merchant is not fracking happy

Still resolutely determined not to be a typical pop star, Natalie Merchant has signed on to tackle fracking, a concern most Americans aren't even aware of and even fewer understand. Still resolutely determined not to be a typical pop star, Natalie Merchant has signed on to tackle fracking, a concern most Americans aren't even aware of and even fewer understand.

Natalie Merchant maps summer tour dates

Singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant has lined up summer tour dates in support of her first solo album in seven years, the poetry-inspired "Leave Your Sleep."

Natalie Merchant maps poetry-inspired spring trek

Singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant returns to stages this spring in support of her new poetry-themed album, "Leave Your Sleep," the singer's first studio release in seven years.

Briefly: Live 8 Canada, Michael Jackson, Blues Traveler, Natalie Merchant

Barenaked Ladies, Brian Adams, The Tragically Hip, Jann Arden and Gordon Lightfoot are among the acts scheduled to appear at the Toronto-area edition of Live 8, a series of concerts aiming to raise awareness of poverty in Africa.

Live Review: Natalie Merchant in Los Angeles

Natalie Merchant's flair for roots music was plenty evident Thursday night (8/12) at the John Anson Ford Theater.

Natalie Merchant sets up late-summer outing

Natalie Merchant backs her latest album, last year's "The House Carpenter's Daughter," with short stretch of late-summer tour dates.

Natalie Merchant sets up March U.S. tour

Natalie Merchant plans to follow her current round of Australian and Japanese tour dates with a month-long U.S. road trip that will begin on March 1.

Review: Natalie Merchant at the Paramount Theatre, Oakland, Calif.

OAKLAND, Calif.--We learned something new about Natalie Merchant on Monday night (11/27) at Oakland's Paramount Theatre.

Natalie Merchant unveils lengthy tour route

update: Since announcing the first batch of dates for her upcoming solo run, singer Natalie Merchant has added more than two dozen stops to the outing. The former 10,000 Maniacs vocalist will be touring behind her forthcoming release, "Motherland."