Bonnie Raitt is a blues and country singer from Burbank, CA, who started performing in blues clubs in college around the Boston area before moving to Philadelphia in the late 1960s. She was discovered in 1970, when a Newsweek reporter saw her act. She signed with Warner Bros. shortly after and produced her first album, which was self-titled, in 1971.
Raitt experienced several ups and downs during her career, including being dropped by Warner Bros. in 1983 and producing a few albums that received lackluster responses. However, in 1989 she won four Grammy awards for her album “Nick of Time,” and over the next decade she put out three more albums and won five more Grammys. In 2000, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today, Raitt continues to tour, most recently embarking on a joint tour with Taj Mahal in the summer of 2009.
Blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt has cancelled a concert in Columbia, SC, for a second time this year. A family health emergency caused the original cancellation of her March 21 show at The Township in Columbia. The show was then rebooked for October, but it was set at a different... Read more
Concert giant Live Nation, apparently believing that a recent Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal show in Boston wasn’t selling well enough, discounted tickets to the event without first notifying the artists, according to representatives of the two. In an angry email letter to influential music columnist Bob Lefsetz, Kathy... Read more
Concert-goers will be singing the blues this summer as musicians Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal team up for a 30-city trek. The BonTaj Roulet tour kicks off August 6 at Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA, and concludes September 25 at Agua Caliente Casino’s new concert venue The Show... Read more
Due to a “dire family health emergency,” singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt has rescheduled 11 concerts in March to October, according to a post on her Web site. Events booked for March 11-20 have been moved to October 14-24. The March 11 show in Pensacola, FL, is now October 20; the... Read more
Today’s recap includes concert, tour and venue announcements and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 26, 2008. We end this holiday week with the loss of an iconic Broadway voice. Actress and singer Eartha Kitt died at the age of 81 on December 25 after a battle with... Read more
Today’s recap includes itinerary announcements, extensions, cancellations and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 8, 2008. Rock groups Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold will co-head another tour in early 2009. The new outing, which follows their recently completed stretch of fall dates, will also feature two supporting bands on... Read more
Bonnie Raitt — along with special guests Nanci Griffith, John Sebastian and friends — will be performing a benefit concert for Democrat Representative John Hall of New York on October 12 at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY. There is a good chance Hall will be one of... Read more
Bonnie Raitt has always been a socially active musician, and her current tours include a few political fundraisers as well. Beginning on November 9 in Turo, NS, Raitt has shows booked through October 10 in Mashantucket, CT. She has wide open spaces in September for additional shows. Raitt has... Read more
Bonnie Raitt Donates Concert Tickets to Help Center for Biological Diversity Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon National Park TUCSON, AZ (Center for Biological Diversity) April 8, 2008 – Nine-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Bonnie Raitt and her band will be at the... Read more