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'Red Dirt Girl' Harris Plans Summer Tour
Emmylou Harris, who last night (April 24) wrapped up a tour down under in Perth, has laid out a slate of North American dates for the summer that include a handful of festival appearances. The tour, wEmmylou Harris, who last night (April 24) wrapped up a tour down under in Perth, has laid out a slate of North American dates for the summer that include a handful of festival appearances. The tour, which comes in support of last year's Nonesuch album "Red Dirt Girl," kicks off June 16 in Seattle and will close Aug. 25 in Kettering, Ohio.
Along the way, Harris will play bluegrass festivals in Telluride, Colo. (June 21) and East Hartford, Conn. (July 28), and the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill. (Aug. 21). Harris also has an October four-night stand planned at Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colo.
"Red Dirt Girl," which won the best contemporary folk album Grammy, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and at No. 56 on The Billboard 200 last September.
In February, Harris appeared at the annual Tibet House benefit concert in New York, where she performed the album's title track, and was joined by Dave Matthews on a rendition of "My Antonia," also from "Red Dirt Girl." She also joined Natalie Merchant and several others in performing the folk spiritual "Weeping Pilgrim."
On April 17, Rhino released a two-disc set, "The Warner/Reprise Years," which draws from Harris' 23 top-10 country hits, and includes a host of tracks previously unavailable on CD in the U.S. Among the rarities are three songs from "The Ballad of Sally Rose," her first album of all original material.
Here are Harris' confirmed tour dates:
June 16: Seattle (Washington State Convention Center)
June 20: Denver (Botanic Gardens Amphitheater)
June 21: Telluride, Colo. (Bluegrass Festival)
June 28: Vancouver (Orpheum Theater)
June 29: Seattle (Summer Nights at the Pier)
June 30: Portland, Ore. (Oregon Zoo Amphitheater)
July 2: Saratoga, Calif. (Historic Mountain Winery)
July 4: New York (Battery Park)
July 6: Santa Ynez, Calif. (Gainey Vineyards)
July 8: Anaheim, Calif. (Sun Theatre)
July 9: San Diego (Humphrey's)
July 25: Atlanta (Chastain Park Amphitheater)
July 28: Hartford, Conn. (Bluegrass Festival)
July 31: Vienna, Va. (Wolf Trap)
Aug. 2: Schenectady, N.Y. (Proctor's Theatre)
Aug. 3: Englewood, N.J. (John Harms Center)
Aug. 4: Newport, R.I. (Newport Folk Festival)
Aug. 12: Henderson, K.Y. (Fine Arts Center)
Aug. 16: Interlochen, Mich. (Kresge Auditorium)
Aug. 19: Fish Creek, Wisc. (Door Community Auditorium)
Aug. 21: Highland Park, Ill. (Ravinia Festival)
Aug. 25: Kettering, Ohio (Fraze Pavilion)
Oct. 8-11: Fort Collins, Colo. (Lincoln Center)