Joan Baez Sets Extensive Final Tour: Fare Thee Well

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Whistle Down The Wind, a new album from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez, was released March 2 via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records. The singer has also announced dates for her final tour, Fare Thee Well, including a 10-night run in Paris. (See below for dates.)

Recorded over a 10-day period in L.A., Whistle Down the Wind was produced by three-time Grammy Award-winner Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint and others) and includes songs written by Tom Waits, Anohni, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter, Eliza Gilkyson and others. Of working with Henry, Baez comments, in a press release, “It was a hunch on both of our parts that we could make an album together. As it turned out it was a no-brainer. We both work fast and were musically on the same wavelength. I work best with musicians who are as willing as I am to wing it and he assembled a group of players who did just that. Meaning invent each song from scratch.”

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Listen to “Civil War” from the new album

Shortly after her Hall of Fame induction last April, Baez announced that 2018 would be her last year of formal touring. “I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album about which I am truly proud. I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world,” Baez stated in the press release. Her European tour dates will begin on March 2 and are now on sale. An extensive North American tour will follow in the fall, with full details to be announced soon.

Related: Baez announced her retirement from touring last fall

The new music marks the first release from Baez since 2008’s Grammy-nominated album, Day After Tomorrow. Its release coincided with the 50th anniversary of her 1958 residency at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, Mass., where she launched her career.

Whistle Down the Wind Track Listing
1. Whistle Down The Wind (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
2. Be Of Good Heart (Josh Ritter)
3. Another World (Anohni)
4. Civil War (Joe Henry)
5. The Things We Are Made Of (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
6. The President Sang Amazing Grace (Zoe Mulford)
7. Last Leaf (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
8. Silver Blade (Josh Ritter)
9. The Great Correction (Eliza Gilkyson)
10. I Wish The Wars Were All Over (Tim Eriksen)

Listen to the title track from Whistle Down the Wind

Joan Baez Fare Thee Well Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Mar 13 – York, U.K. – Barbican Centre
Mar 14 – Birmingham, U.K. – Symphony Hall
Mar 16 – Glasgow, U.K. – Royal Concert Hall
Mar 17 – Edinburgh, U.K. – Usher Hall
Mar 19 – Belfast, U.K. – Waterfront Hall
Mar 21 – Dublin, Ireland – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Mar 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Mar 25 – Frankfurt, Germany – Alte Oper
Mar 26 – Munich, Germany – Philharmonie
Mar 28 – Prague, Czech Rep. – Kongresove Centrum
Mar 29 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Market Hall
Mar 31 – Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

May 21 – Brussels, Belgium – Henry Leboeuf Hall
May 23 – Bristol, U.K – Colston Hall
May 24 – Manchester, U.K – Bridgewater Hall
May 26 – Gateshead, U.K. – The Sage
May 28 – London, U.K. – Royal Albert Hall
May 29 – London, U.K. – Royal Albert Hall
May 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Mahr Theater
Jun 01 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carre
Jun 04 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 05 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 07 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 08 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 10 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 11 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 13 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 14 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 16 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Jun 17 – Paris, France – L’Olympia

Watch Baez perform at L’Olympia in 2014 (even more dates below)

Jul 25 – Vienna, Austria – Konzerthaus Vienna
Jul 26 – Vienna, Austria – Konzerthaus Vienna
Jul 28 – Halle/Saale, Germany – Freilichtbuhne Peißnitz
Jul 29 – Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle Spandau
Jul 31 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg
Aug 01 – Schwetzingen, Germany – Schlossgarten Schwetzingen
Aug 03 – Cologne, Germany – Roncalliplatz
Aug 05 – Verona, Italy – Teatro Romano
Aug 06 – Rome, Italy – Terme di Carcacalla
Aug 08 – Udine, Italy – Castello di Udine
Aug 09 – Cuneo, Italy – Cortile dell’Agenzia
Aug 12 – Marciac, France – Jazz in Marciac

Sep 11 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
Sep 12 – New Haven, CT – Shubert Theatre
Sep 14 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Sep 15 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
Sep 17 – Montreal, Canada – Place des Arts Maison Symphonique
Sep 18 – Toronto, Canada – Roy Thomson Hall
Sep 21 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Sep 22 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Sep 25 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Sep 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center
Sep 28 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Sep 29 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC
Sep 30 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Oct 02 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
Oct 03 – Cleveland, OH – Keybank State Theatre
Oct 05 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Oct 06 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

Oct 24 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Oct 25 – Santa Fe, NM – Lensic PAC
Oct 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Oct 28 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Theatre
Oct 30 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
Nov 04 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
Nov 05 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Nov 08 – Eureka, CA – Arkley Center for the ARts
Nov 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall
Nov 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Nov 17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
Nov 18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre

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