Raitt, Lovett Slate Summer U.S. Swing

Kindred spirits Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have plans to hit the road together this summer. The duo will kick off a U.S. tour, their second together, July 26 in Birmingham, Ala., and remain out thro

Kindred spirits Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have plans to hit the road together this summer. The duo will kick off a U.S. tour, their second together, July 26 in Birmingham, Ala., and remain out through a Sept. 22 finale at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Prior to the trek, Raitt and Lovett -- who first toured together following the release of his 1986 self-titled Curb debut album -- will finish respective ongoing tour dates. Raitt will appear tonight (June 19) in San Francisco and Friday on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"; Lovett, meanwhile, has 18 performances left on his own, including a stop tonight in Boise, Idaho, and a pair of July 12-13 shows in Austin.

"We're thrilled to be going back out on the road with Lyle and his band," Raitt said in a statement. "Out under the stars with such great songs and slinky grooves... what better way to spend a summer night?"

Raitt is touring in support of her latest album, "Silver Lining." Released in April, the set debuted at No. 13 on The Billboard 200 and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies.

Lovett is touring despite being hospitalized in April following an attack by a bull on his uncle's suburban Houston farm. As previously reported, Lovett came to the rescue of his uncle, Calvin Klein (no relation to the fashion designer), when an enraged bull charged, knocked him to the ground, and mauled him. Klein escaped with severe bruises after the incident, while Lovett underwent surgery to reconstruct a bone in his right leg.

Lovett's last release was the 2000 MCA soundtrack to Robert Altman's "Dr. T. & the Women." Last year the label issued the 13-track "Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man," which debuted at No. 20 on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart and peaked at No. 26 on the Top Country Albums tally. Along with songs from his first three albums, the set featured two recently recorded originals, the Texas shuffle "The Truck Song" and the Western swing "San Antonio Girl."

Here are Bonnie Raitt's remaining solo tour dates:

June 19: San Francisco (the Warfield)
June 21: Los Angeles ("The Tonight Show With Jay Leno")

Here are Lyle Lovett's remaining solo tour dates:

June 19: Boise, Idaho (Sandy Point Beach)
June 21: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)
June 22-23: Seattle (Summer Nights at the Pier)
June 25: Roseburg, Ore. (Music on the Half Shell)
June 26: Bend, Ore. (Les Schwab Amphitheater)
June 27: Livermore, Calif. (Wente Concerts at the Vineyard)
June 28: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Harbor Resort)
June 29: Sacramento, Calif. (Discovery Park)
July 1-3: Saratoga, Calif. (Historic Mountain Winery)
July 5-6: Sparks, Nev. (John Ascuaga's Nugget)
July 7: Anaheim, Calif. (the Grove of Anaheim)
July 8: San Diego (Humphrey's)
July 9: Phoenix (Dodge Theatre)
July 12-13: Austin, Texas (the Backyard)

Here are the upcoming Bonnie Raitt/Lyle Lovett tour dates:

July 26: Birmingham, Ala. (Oak Mountain Amphitheatre)
July 27: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 28: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion)
July 30: Atlanta (Chastain Park)
Aug. 2: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 3: Columbia, Md. (Merriwether Post Pavilion)
Aug. 4: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 6: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Aug. 7-8: Boston (Fleet Pavilion)
Aug. 10: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 11: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 13: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Waterfront Amphitheatre)
Aug. 14: Canadagiua, N.Y. (Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 15: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 17: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 20: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Aug. 21: Interlochen, Mich. (Interlochen Center Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 22: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 26: Duluth, Minn. (DECC Arena)
Aug. 27: St. Paul, Minn. (Minnesota State Fair)
Aug. 30: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Highland Park, Ill. (Ravinia Festival)
Sept. 3: Spring, Texas (Cynthia Woods Pavilion)
Sept. 4-5: Austin, Texas (Backyard)
Sept. 7: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
Sept. 9: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
Sept. 12: Eugene, Ore. (Cuthbert Amphitheatre)
Sept. 13: George, Wash. (the Gorge)
Sept. 14: St. Helens, Ore. (Columbia Meadows)
Sept. 16: Concord, Calif. (Concord Chronicle Amphitheatre)
Sept. 17: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Sept. 18: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara County Bowl)
Sept. 21: San Diego (SDSU Open Air Theatre)
Sept. 22: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)


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