Jewel Extends 'New Wild West' Tour
Singer/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild West solo acoustic tour. Set to kick off Nov. 7 in Portland, Maine, the tour will play 13 dates through a NovSinger/songwriter Jewel has laid out plans for a second North American leg of her New Wild West solo acoustic tour. Set to kick off Nov. 7 in Portland, Maine, the tour will play 13 dates through a Nov. 24 finale in Akron, Ohio. Jewel has been on the road for much of this year, beginning in the spring with an Asian and European tour, and then North American dates earlier this summer backed by a full band. Last week, she wrapped the first leg of the New Wild West run.
The five-week solo tour marked the first time Jewel was able to play guitar through an entire performance since being thrown from a horse in Texas. The April accident at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray, resulted in a broken collarbone and first rib just two weeks before her tour. Though still recovering, the artist kept her international commitments, with a member of her band playing her guitar parts.
Prior to the tour, Jewel will perform at the Croton Point Park in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y., as part of the Washington Mutual Walk On Home walk-a-thon for affordable housing. For more information on the event, visit the Washington Mutual Web site.
As previously reported, Jewel will also be among the artists performing at the WLTW New York-sponsored "One Night With Lite" concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Also on the bill are Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, and Lonestar.
All of the road work has been in support of Jewel's latest Atlantic album "This Way." Released in December, "This Way" debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.4 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are Jewel's nearly added tour dates:
Oct. 1: New York (Theater at Madison Square Garden)
Nov. 7: Portland, Maine (Merril Auditorium)
Nov. 8: Mashantucket, Conn. (Foxwoods Casino)
Nov. 9: Buffalo, N.Y. (Kleinhan's Music Hall)
Nov. 10: Verona, N.Y. (Turning Stone Casino)
Nov. 13: Newark, N.J. (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
Nov. 14: Purchase, N.Y. (SUNY Purchase)
Nov. 15: Lowell, Mass. (Memorial Auditorium)
Nov. 16: Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Palace Casino)
Nov. 17: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
Nov. 21: Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University Auditorium)
Nov. 22: Louisville, Ky. (Kentucky Center for the Arts)
Nov. 23: Merriville, Ind. (Star Plaza Theatre)
Nov. 24: Akron, Ohio (Civic Center)