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Joan Baez confirms Fall tour dates + 75th birthday celebration filmed for PBS’ Great Performances series‏

Joan Baez will travel to Europe for a series of festivals in July and returns to major U.S. markets in October and November with shows in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. See below for complete list of dates.

In January, Baez celebrated her 75th birthday at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The special event honored her legendary 50-plus years in music in an intimate, career-spanning live performance. Baez performed alongside fellow artists and friends, including David Bromberg, Jackson BrowneMary Chapin CarpenterJudy CollinsDavid CrosbyIndigo Girls, Emmylou HarrisDamien RicePaul SimonMavis StaplesNano Stern and Richard ThompsonRolling Stone called her performance “true to spirit, a folk concert through and through, full of spontaneous sing-alongs and impromptu lyrical ad-libs.” The concert was recorded and produced for television by Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET New York as part of the Great Performances series on PBS. Following it’s May debut on Thirteen, it will air on stations around the country in June.

In other news, Baez was presented with Amnesty International’s “Ambassador of Conscience Award” at a ceremony in Berlin on May 21, 2015. The award is the organization’s top honor and recognizes those who have shown exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights through their life and work.

Baez was further honored last year when Joan Baez, her break-through 1960 debut album, was selected by the Library of Congress as one of its 25 annual recordings to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress stated that the album “preserves for posterity powerful performances from the Harvard Square coffeehouse repertoire that brought Baez to prominence as the folk-revival movement was arriving on the national stage.”


October 4                                                    Portland, ME                                     Merrill Auditorium
October 6                                                    Hartford, CT                   Mortensen Hall at the Bushnell

October 8                                                     Boston, MA                                              Wang Theatre

October 9                                                 Philadelphia, PA                                   Academy of Music
October 12                                                 Westbury, NY                                   Theatre at Westbury

October 13                                               Port Chester, NY                                  The Capitol Theatre

October 15                                                 Montclair, NY                               The Wellmont Theatre

October 16                                               Washington, DC                                    Lisner Auditorium

October 19                                                 Cleveland, OH                                              State Theatre

October 20                                                    Carmel, IN                                               The Palladium

October 22                                                  Madison, WI                                           Capitol Theatre

October 23                                                Milwaukee, WI                                            Pabst Theatre

October 25                                                   Chicago, IL                                        Symphony Center
October 26                                              Minneapolis, MN                                            State Theatre

October 29                                                   Denver, CO                                       Paramount Theatre

October 30                                                 Santa Fe, NM                                                  The Lensic

November 1                                                 Phoenix, AZ                                         Celebrity Theatre

November 3                                            Santa Barbara, CA                                    Arlington Theatre

November 5                                             Los Angeles, CA                                              Disney Hall

November 6                                                 Oakland, CA                                                 Fox Theatre

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