With new plans for a full round of concerts in the United States, jazz singer-songwriter Diana Krall has filled in her North American tour...

With new plans for a full round of concerts in the United States, jazz singer-songwriter Diana Krall has filled in her North American tour itinerary from April through August. The extensive 36-city tour officially launches with an April 14-15 stand at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AB, and concludes August 28 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR.

The tour of Krall’s native Canada runs a coast-to-coast circuit of the provinces through May 13 at the Orpheum in Vancouver, BC. Along the way, the performer will stop for an April 22 show at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB, a April 30 through May 1 run at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON, and a May 6-7 block of shows at Place des Arts in Montreal, QC, among other dates.

After completing the Canadian leg of dates in Vancouver, Krall will double back across the continent for the East Coast start of her U.S. tour on June 5 at Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT. Other stops on that outing include a June 13 show at Bank Of America Pavilion in Boston, MA, a June 23-24 run at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY, a July 11 performance at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, and an August 8 gig at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV.

Krall is touring behind the upcoming release of her twelfth studio album, “Quiet Nights.” The jazz singer-pianist is scheduled to release the disc on March 31 with a concert at World Financial Center Plaza in New York, NY. During the free performance, a 30-piece orchestra will accompany Krall in the Plaza’s Winter Garden.

According to Krall, the new album was heavily influenced by a recent trip she took to Brazil, where she found herself immersed in the bossa nova genre of music. However, she takes a very intimate approach to that style on the album.

“It’s not coy. It’s not ‘peel me a grape,’ little girl stuff,” Krall explained in a statement on her Web site. “I feel this album’s very womanly — like you’re lying next to your lover in bed whispering this in their ear.”


Diana Krall itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 31New York, NYWorld Financial Center Plaza
April 14 – 15Calgary, ABSouthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 17Edmonton, ABNorthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 18Regina, SKConexus Arts Centre
April 19Saskatoon, SKTCU Place
April 22Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
April 25London, ONThe John Labatt Centre
April 26Kitchener, ONCentre In The Square
April 28Hamilton, ONHamilton Place Theatre
April 30 – May 1Toronto, ONMassey Hall
May 2 – 3Ottawa, ONNational Arts Centre Southam Hall
May 5Kingston, ONK-Rock Centre
May 6 – 7Montreal, QCPlace des Arts
May 9Moncton, NBMoncton Coliseum Complex
May 10Halifax, NSHalifax Metro Centre
May 13Vancouver, BCOrpheum
June 5Waterbury, CT Palace Theater
June 7Burlington, VTFlynn Center For The Performing Arts
June 9Utica, NYStanley Theatre
June 10Lewiston, NYEarl W. Brydges Artpark
June 13Boston, MABank Of America Pavilion
June 14Providence, RIProvidence Perfprming Arts Center
June 19Philadelphia, PAMann Center for Performing Arts
June 20Atlantic City, NJBorgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
June 21Portsmouth, VANtelos Wireless Pavilion
June 23 – 24New York, NYCarnegie Hall
June 28Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
July 2Hyannis, MACape Cod Melody Tent
July 3Gilford, NHMeadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
July 8Pittsburgh, PAHeinz Hall For The Performing Arts
July 11Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre
August 7Rancho Mirage, CAThe Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
August 8Las Vegas, NVPearl Concert Theater
August 12San Francisco, CALouise M. Davies Symphony Hall
August 15Reno, NVPeppermill Hotel Casino & Spa
August 23Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
August 28Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall