Bonnie Raitt fills out extensive trek behind "Slipstream"
Singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt has added more stops to her impending North American journey behind her forthcoming "Slipstream," extending the road trip into the fall.
Since last check, 13 new dates have been tacked on to the lengthy outing, which gets started May 1 performance in Newkirk, OK, and pushes through an Oct. 28 concert in Nashville, TN. Concerts in Milwaukee, WI (8/22); Los Angeles, CA (9/22); Grand Prairie, TX (9/29); and Austin, TX (10/3) are among the latest additions.
Tickets for several dates are available now at Raitt's website, while others go on sale as late at April 20.
Marc Cohn will provide opening support from the tour's start through the June 3 show in Burlington, VT, after which Mavis Staples will take over. The opening act for the remaining shows will be announced in the coming weeks, according to a press release.
On the road, Raitt will be joined by her longtime touring band, which consists of James Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums) and George Marinelli (guitar), as well as new addition Mike Finnigan (keys).
Raitt is preparing for the April 10 release of "Slipstream," her first new effort in seven years. Mostly self-produced and featuring her usual backing band, the Redwing Records effort holds 12 renditions of classic songs by artists such as Bob Dylan, Loudon Wainwright III and Joe Henry, among others. Special guests Bill Frisell, Al Anderson, Maia Sharp and Paul Brady also make appearances on the collection.
1 - Newkirk, OK - First Council Casino
3 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Casino
4 - Vinton, LA - Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino
6 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
8 - Meridian, MS - MSU Riley Center for Education and the Performing Arts
9 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
13 - Louisville, KY - Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center
14 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
16 - Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall
18 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
19 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre
22 - Midland, MI - Midland Center for the Arts
23 - Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theatre
25 - Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium
26 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
27 - Rochester, NY - Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
30 - Hampton Beach, NH - Casino Ballroom
31 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium
2 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
3 - Burlington, VT - Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
8 - Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park
9 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
12 - Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion
13 - Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Harbor Center Pavilion
14 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
16 - Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
17 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
20 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
23 - Boston, MA - Back of America Pavilion
24 - Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent
18 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion (w/ Mavis Staples)
22 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (w/ Mavis Staples)
23 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair (w/ Mavis Staples)
26 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Mavis Staples)
1 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden (w/ Mavis Staples)
7 - Portland, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater (w/ Mavis Staples)
22 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (w/ Mavis Staples)
25 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts
29 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
3 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theatre
18 - Clearwater, FL - Jazz Holiday Festival
20 - Live Oak, FL - Magnolia Music Festival
28 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium