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Jackson Browne Plans Acoustic Tour
Noted singer/songwriter and social activist Jackson Browne will hit the road for a solo acoustic tour, set to begin May 5 in Concord, N.H. The trek will visit a variety of intimate theaters and hallsNoted singer/songwriter and social activist Jackson Browne will hit the road for a solo acoustic tour, set to begin May 5 in Concord, N.H. The trek will visit a variety of intimate theaters and halls on the East Coast throughout the month of May. It will close with a headlining appearance at the annual Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, N.J. Last year's event featured Lucinda Williams, the Robert Cray Band, Sarah Harmer, Ron Sexsmith, and Dar Williams, among others.
The tour is expected to be similar to one Browne played in 2000, where he routinely turned out two-and-a-half hour performances that sampled from his entire three decade-plus career. On that run, Browne accompanied himself armed with a rack of guitars and a keyboard, interspersing stories in between the songs over the course of two sets and encore.
According to a spokesperson, Browne has been working on a new studio album. The as-yet-untitled set is due out sometime this fall through the artist's longtime label Elektra.
Browne's last studio album was 1996's "Looking East" which debuted at No. 36 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 201,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan. Elektra followed in 1997 with the 15-track set "The Next Voice You'll Hear -- The Best of Jackson Browne." That collection debuted at No. 47 on The Billboard 200.
Last year, Pioneer Home Video released "Going Home," a 90-minute performance and documentary film about Browne. The chronological retelling of his career is augmented by interviews with a number of contemporaries, including the Eagles' Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, David Lindley, and Jennifer Warnes.
Here are Jackson Browne's upcoming tour dates:
May 5: Concord, N.H. (Capitol Center)
May 6: Orono, Maine (Hutchins Concert Hall)
May 7: Portland, Maine (Merrill Auditorium)
May 9: Stamford, Conn. (Stamford Center)
May 10: Providence, R.I. (Providence Performing Arts Center)
May 11: Burlington, Vt. (Burlington Memorial Auditorium)
May 13: Springfield, Mass. (Symphony Hall)
May 14: Pittsburgh (Benedum Center)
May 15: Easton, Pa. (State Theatre)
May 17: Rochester, N.Y. (Auditorium Center)
May 18: Baltimore, Md. (Meyerhoff Symphony Hall)
May 20: Norfolk, Va. (Harrison Opera House)
May 21: Greensboro, N.C. (War Memorial Auditorium)
May 23: Fort Myers, Fla. (Barbara B. Mann Hall)
May 24: Pompano Beach, Fla. (Pompano Beach Amphitheatre)
May 25: Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
May 27: Birmingham, Ala. (Alabama Theatre)
May 28: Nashville (Tennessee Performing Arts Center)
May 29: Memphis (Orpheum Theatre)
May 31: Louisville, Ky. (Whitney Hall)
June 1: Elmer, N.J. (Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival)