Corinne Bailey Rae Announces New U.S. Tour Dates
If Corinne Bailey Rae’s show at the Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday night is any indication, the singer-songwriter has been sorely missed. Jockeying for elbow room inside the intimate venue, the capacity crowd alternated between enthusiastic sing-alongs and shout-outs of “I love you” as Rae performed on behalf of her latest album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers.
Accompanied by a tight four-piece band, the British singer-songwriter-guitarist featured six songs from the set -- her third overall and first new project in six years. Those warmly received selections included “Been to the Moon,” “Green Aphrodisiac,” “Stop Where You Are” and “The Skies Will Break.” Rounding out the 12-song show were faves from her 2010 second album The Sea (“Closer,” “Paris Nights/New York Mornings”) and her 2006 self-titled debut album (“Put Your Records On” and encore song “Like a Star”).
Winding up her two-night, sold-out stand at the Lyric on Friday evening (June 10), Rae is ramping up for her forthcoming U.S. tour. Newly added dates in August and September include stops in Chicago, Dallas, Memphis, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets go on sale June 17. Prior to that, Rae will perform overseas at the Glastonbury Festival (June 24) and with Stevie Wonder and Pharrell at Hyde Park in London (July 10).
Here is Rae’s U.S. tour schedule to date:
August 2 – National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY
August 4 – Metro – Chicago
August 7 – First Avenue – Minneapolis,
August 9 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
August 12 – House of Blues – Dallas
August 14 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis
August 16 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville
August 28 – Ohana Festival – Dana Point, CA ** with Lana Del Rey & Cat Power**
September 4 – Jazz Aspen Snowmass – Snowmass, CO **with Stevie Wonder**
September 7 – Royale – Boston, MA
September 8 – Webster Hall – New York City
September 10 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington D.C.
September 13 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia
September 16 – Ntelos Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA **with Alabama Shakes**
September 17 – The Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
September 20 – Capital City Amphitheater – Tallahassee, FL **with Alabama Shakes**
September 22 – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square – New Orleans **with Alabama Shakes**
September 23 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX **with Alabama Shakes**
September 24 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Spring, TX **with Alabama Shakes**
September 30-October 2 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
October 7-9 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX