Indigo Girls Nail Down Summer Tour Plans

The Indigo Girls will kick off their summer North American tour May 27 in Portsmouth, Va., and will be on the road through a July 21 date in Winter Park, Colo. The trek comes in support of the duo's l

The Indigo Girls will kick off their summer North American tour May 27 in Portsmouth, Va., and will be on the road through a July 21 date in Winter Park, Colo. The trek comes in support of the duo's latest Epic album, "Become You," which debuted at No. 30 on The Billboard 200 last month. Earlier this year, principals Amy Ray and Emily Saliers played 16 acoustic dates in North America; the summer dates will see them backed by a full band.

The group is selling tickets to select shows, which will feature rotating support from Norah Jones, Danielle Howle, and K's Choice, via an online partnership with Musictoday.

"We change the set list every night," Ray said in a recent online chat. "We don't play songs when we don't want to play them. We sort of come to a meeting of the minds on what the Indigo Girls will do. I think the key to us staying together is respect and our differences."

"Become You" features six songs each from Ray and Saliers, and find the pair backed by its touring group: Carol Isaacs (keyboards/percussion), Clare Kenny (bass), and Brady Blade (drums).

Here are the Indigo Girls' tour dates:

May 27: Portsmouth, Va. (Harbor Center)
May 29-30: Vienna, Va. (Wolf Trap)
May 31: Philadelphia (Mann Center)
June 1-2: Boston (FleetPavilion)
June 4-5: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
June 7: Pittsburgh (Three Rivers Festival)
June 8: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Theatre)
June 9: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
June 10: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
June 13: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheatre)
June 14-15: Atlanta (Chastain Park)
June 26: Birmingham, Ala. (Alabama Theatre)
June 27: Kettering, Ohio (Fraze Pavilion)
June 28: Indianapolis (Murat Theatre)
June 29: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavilion)
July 4: Chicago (WXRT 4th of July Show)
July 5: Minneapolis (State Theatre)
July 7: Salt Lake City (Red Butte Garden)
July 9-10: Seattle (Pier 62-63)
July 11: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Hall)
July 13: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)
July 14: Los Angeles (venue TBA)
July 16: Costa Mesa, Calif. (Orange County Fair)
July 18-19: San Diego (Humphrey's)
July 21: Winter Park, Colo. (Winter Park Ski Resort)