Grammy Award-winning musician Lucinda Williams is laying down some dates for a U.S. tour early in 2009. The singer-songwriter’s itinerary currently opens with a February 19 show at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX, and has dates booked through March 13 at Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT.
While new dates are still being unveiled for the 11-city trek, current highlights include a February 21 concert at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX, a February 28 performance at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, and March 3-4 sets at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Onsale dates and ticket availability for the tour vary depending on the venue.
The folk rocker is touring behind her October 14 release, “Little Honey,” which gave Williams her highest chart debut for album sales when it hit the Billboard 200 at No. 9. The performer’s ninth studio album features guest appearances by Elvis Costello, Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs and Charlie Louvin, as well as a cover of AC/DC‘s “It’s a Long Way to the Top.”
Since its release, the album has received a steady flow of positive reviews, all posted on William’s official Web site. The veteran singer-songwriter, who made her studio debut in 1979, attributes the growing critical acclaim to her mindset while recording the set.
“I feel that this is the most eclectic record I’ve ever done, and I’ve always been known for being eclectic,” Williams explained in a statement. “For this album, I was comfortable just letting the songs flow, and not worried about being so serious and heavy and having to top myself — and I think that shows.”
Lucinda Williams itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|February 19||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|February 20||Austin, TX||La Zona Rosa|
|February 21||Houston, TX||Warehouse Live|
|February 23||New Orleans, LA||House of Blues|
|February 24||Memphis, TN||Minglewood Hall|
|February 27||Birmingham, AL||Alabama Theatre|
|February 28||Atlanta, GA||Variety Playhouse|
|March 3 – 4||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|March 6||Glenside, PA||Keswick Theatre|
|March 7||Montclair, NJ||Wellmont Theatre|
|March 13||Burlington, VT||Flynn Center for the Performing Arts|