Joan Baez Farewell Tour Resumes, Debut LP Reissued

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Folk music legend Joan Baez resumes her extensive farewell tour, Fare Thee Well, on September 11. The tour, which has already weaved through Europe and the U.K., now begins a three-month North American leg. Originally planned to end in 2018, the tour has already been extended well into 2019. See below for complete tour details. Tickets are available for purchase here and here.

Baez’s 1960 self-titled debut is being reissued on vinyl and digitally via Craft Recordings on October 12. From the announcement, the album introduced the world “to the pure and soaring soprano of a then-19-year-old folk singer, who had recently come to prominence after the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.” Pre-order it here.

Listen to “Fare Thee Well,” from Baez’s debut album

Baez’s first album in 10 years, Whistle Down The Wind, was released last spring on Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records (purchase links are below). The album debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart—Baez’s strongest chart position since 1975’s Diamonds & Rust. The album has also achieved considerable success internationally.

Watch Baez perform a favorite cover in Paris this summer

Joan Baez: Fare Thee Well Tour

2018 Dates

September 11—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre
September 12—New Haven, CT—Shubert Theater
September 14 & 15—Boston, MA—The Wang Theatre
September 17—Montreal, QC—Place Des Arts Maison Symphonique
September 18—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall
September 21 & 22—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
September 25—Red Bank, NJ—Count Basie Theatre
September 26—Philadelphia, PA—Verizon Hall @ Kimmel Center for the Performing
September 28—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre
September 29—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts Center
September 30—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
October 2—Ann Arbor, MI—Michigan Theater
October 3—Cleveland, OH—State Theatre
October 5—Chicago, IL—Chicago Theatre
October 6—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre
October 24—Denver, CO—Paramount Theatre
October 25—Santa Fe, NM—The Lensic Performing Arts Center
October 27—Phoenix, AZ—Celebrity Theatre
October 28—Tucson, AZ—Fox Tucson Theatre
October 30—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts
November 1—Santa Barbara, CA—Arlington Theatre
November 2—Chico, CA—Laxon Auditorium
November 4—Seattle, WA—Benaroya Hall
November 5—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
November 7—Redding, CA—Cascade Theatre
November 8—Eureka, CA—Arkely Center for the Performing Arts
November 10—Los Angeles, CA—Royce Hall
November 11—Rohnert Park, CA—Weill Hall at Green Music Center
November 14—Davis, CA—Jackson Hall at Mondavi Center
November 15—San Francisco, CA—The Masonic
November 17 & 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater Oakland

Watch Baez perform “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” in August

2019 Dates

Feb 01 – Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum dos Recreios
Feb 03-05-06 Paris, France – L’Olympia
Feb 08 – Amsterdam, Holland – Royal Theatre Carre
Feb 09 – Antwerp, Belgium – Queen Elisabeth Hall
Feb 12-13 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Feb 15 – Strasbourg, France – Salle Erasme
Feb 16 – Munich, Germany – Philharmonie am Gasteig
Feb 18 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr Theater
Feb 19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Alte Oper
Feb 22 – Brighton, U.K. – Brighton Dome
Feb 23 – Cardiff, U.K. – St. David’s Hall
Feb 25 – Manchester, U.K. – Bridgewater Hall
Feb 26 – Glasgow, U.K. – Royal Concert Hall
Feb 28-29 – London, U.K. – London Palladium

April 10—Birmingham, AL—Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
April 12—Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Symphony Hall
April 13—Mobile, AL—The Saenger Theatre— On Sale July 27, 2018
April 16—San Antonio, TX—The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
April 17—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre
April 19—Dallas, TX—Strauss Square
April 20—Fayetteville, AR— Walton Arts Center—On Sale August 6, 2018
April 22—St Louis, MO—The Pageant
April 23—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theatre—On Sale August 3, 2018
April 25—Newport News, VA—Ferguson Concert Hall— On Sale August 20, 2018
April 26—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre
May 1—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
May 3 & 5—Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theater

Listen to “Civil War” from the new album

Shortly after her Rock and Roll 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.

Related: Baez recently joined Ringo Starr onstage

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.

Listen to the title track from Whistle Down the Wind


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