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Jackson Browne sets out on U.S. acoustic run

Jackson Browne has unveiled plans for an acoustic swing through the eastern portion of the U.S. this summer, accompanied by special guest Sara Watkins. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Jackson Browne has unveiled plans for an acoustic swing through the eastern portion of the U.S. this summer, accompanied by special guest Sara Watkins.

The iconic singer/songwriter will first work his way along the East Coast, beginning with a July 14 performance in Charlotte, NC. The monthlong U.S. trek visits 20 major markets and includes his first-ever appearance July 29 at the legendary Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI.

The outing, which wraps up Aug. 15 in Cleveland Heights, OH, will feature songstress/fiddle player Sara Watkins, a founding member of Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, as opening support for the majority of stops.

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"We've played together a number of times in the last few years, sometimes on her show and sometimes mine, and it's always been a thrill for me," Browne said in a press release. "I'm floored by her amazing instrumental virtuosity and by her beautiful voice, and most of all, I love her songs."

Ticket sales begin next week; one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to charity, according to a press release.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who most recently released "Time the Conqueror" in 2008, will perform songs on guitar and piano from his 40-year discography.

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July 2012
14 - Charlotte, NC - Belk Theater of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
15 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
17 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center Concert Hall
18 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
20 - Richmond, VA - Carpenter Center
22 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
23 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
25 - Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
26 - Floyd, VA - Floyd Fest
29 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
30 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion

August 2012
1 - Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park
3 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
5 - West Long Branch, NJ - MAC Center
7 - Shippensburg, PA - Luhrs Performing Arts Center
9 - Williamsport, PA - Community Arts Center
11 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
12 - Louisville, KY - Whitney Hall
14 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
15 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Cain Park

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