This morning, Alison Krauss announces her extensive 50-date tour which will begin on May 16th in Tulsa, OK. The tour will find the accomplished bluegrass-country singer and musician performing headlining dates in cities including Memphis, Toronto, Austin, & New Orleans. Tickets for most dates will go on salehere on April 6th at 10 AM Local Time, with the exception of Pittsburgh (4/13, 10AM Local Time), Selbyville (4/16, 10AM Local Time), South Bend (4/20,10AM Local Time), and Milwaukee (4/6, 12PM Local Time). The first seven dates on this tour will be co-headlining shows with Willie Nelson and Family, and the two will share the stage for a total of 17 dates throughout the summer. Tickets for the May co-headlining dates are on sale now, and most newly announced dates with Nelson will go on sale here on April 6th at 10 AM Local Time, with the exception of Saratoga (4/9, 10AM Local Time), and San Diego (4/7,10AM Local Time).
Windy City, her latest solo album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums charts and received two Grammy nominations. The album was produced by Buddy Cannon, whose vocal harmonies Krauss grew up listening to and were the soundtrack to her childhood. “Buddy sang harmonies on everything back then,” Krauss says. She also reveals of Cannon, “I don’t do something unless I feel like I’m called to do it. That’s what I felt like, so I honored it. It’s like the same feeling of when you know something is right musically, with a song or a batch of songs – the same feeling, but this was attached to a person instead of a batch of songs.”
Born in Champaign, Illinois, Alison Krauss grew up listening to everything from folk to opera to pop and rock music, but quickly fell in love with bluegrass when she began playing fiddle at the age of five. Shortly after, Krauss began entering fiddle contests. At the age of 14, Rounder Records signed her to her first record deal and she went on to release her debut solo album two years later. The accomplished bluegrass musician became a member of the Grand Ole Opry at age 21.
Since 1985, Krauss has released 14 albums including five solo, seven with her longtime band and musical collaborators Union Station, and the Robert Plant collaboration Raising Sand, which was certified platinum and won five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. She’s sold more than 12 million records to date, and her honors include 27 Grammys, nine Country Music Association awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and two Gospel Music Association awards.
ALISON KRAUSS TOUR DATES May 16 /// Tulsa, OK /// BOK Center* May 18 /// Nashville, TN /// Ascend Amphitheater* May 19 /// Pelham, AL /// Oak Mountain Amphitheatre* May 20 /// Alpharetta, GA /// Verizon Amphitheatre* May 22 /// Champaign, IL /// State Farm Center* May 23 /// Louisville, KY /// KFC Yum! Center* May 25 /// Raleigh, NC /// Outlaw Music Fest^ June 6 /// Vienna, VA /// Wolf Trap June 8 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Benedum Center June 9 /// Selbyville, DE / Freeman Stage at Bayside June 10 /// Wilkes-Barre, PA /// FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts June 12 /// Charleston, WV /// Charleston Municipal Auditorium June 14 /// Sylvania, OH /// Centennial Terrace June 15 /// Kettering, OH /// Fraze Pavilion June 16 /// Highland Park, IL /// Ravinia Fest^ June 19 /// Lenox, MA /// Tanglewood June 21 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Sprint Pavilion June 22 /// Williamsburg, VA /// Funhouse Fest^ June 23 /// Chautauqua, NY /// Chautauqua Institute Ampitheatre June 25 /// Toronto, ON /// Toronto Downtown Jazz Fest^ June 26 /// Ottawa, ON /// Ottawa International Jazz Festival^ June 27 /// Rochester, NY /// Rochester International Jazz Fest^ June 30 /// Owensboro, KY /// Rompfest^ July 7 /// Thackerville, OK /// Winstar Casino July 8 /// Midland, TX /// Noel Wagner Performing Arts Center July 10 /// San Antonio, TX /// Majestic Theatre July 11 /// Sugar Land, TX /// Smart Financial Centre July 13 /// New Orleans, LA /// Saenger Theatre July 14 /// Memphis, TN /// Mud Island Amphitheater July 15 /// Springfield, MO /// Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts July 28 /// Murphys, CA /// Ironstone Amphitheatre* July 29 /// Reno, NV /// Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort* July 21 /// Troutdale, OR /// Edgefield* August 1 /// Redmond, WA /// Marymoor Park Concerts* August 3 /// Airway Heights, WA /// Northern Quest Casino* August 4 /// Bend, OR /// Les Schwab Amphitheater* August 6 /// Saratoga, CA /// The Mountain Winery* August 7 /// Fresno, CA /// Save Mart Center* August 10 /// San Diego, CA /// Open Air Theatre* August 11 /// Paso Robles /// Vina Robles Amphitheatre* September 6 /// Bensalem, PA /// XCite Center at Parx Casino September 7 /// Mashantucket, CT /// Foxwoods September 8 /// Gilford, NH /// Bank Of NH Pavilion September 9 /// Verona, NY /// Turning Stone Resort Casino September 11 /// Akron, OH /// Akron Civic Theatre September 12 /// South Bend, IN /// Morris Performing Arts Center September 14 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Riverside Theatre September 15 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Clowes Memorial Hall September 20 /// Roanoke, VA /// Berglund Performing Arts Theatre September 21 /// Cherokee, NC /// Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
*Co-Headlining Dates With Willie Nelson & Family ^Festival Date