Following the highly-anticipated release of her twentieth album, "Dig In Deep" (Feb 26, Redwing Records), Bonnie Raitt will make a welcome return to the UK where she's long been recognized as one of contemporary music's great live performers, for a May/June 2016 tour.
Bonnie's Dig In Deep Tour will feature her longtime touring band, which backs her on the forthcoming album, including James "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards), who joined the line-up for the triumphant 2012-2013 Slipstream tour.
"So much of the album is focused on what I want to do live," she says. "I write and pick these songs so we can nail them on stage."
Since the release of 2012's GRAMMY Award-winning album "Slipstream," Bonnie has performed over 200 shows in the U.S. and abroad, including a sold-out concert at Boston's Fenway Park with James Taylor this past summer. Her powerful chemistry with this band creates a magic that has been described as "exquisite" (Chicago Tribune) and "perfect" (Boston Globe).
The album pre-order for "Dig in Deep" begins on November 6. The pre-sale for the tour will start on November 10 for Bonnie's Fan Community (available through her website), and will be followed by the public on-sale November 13. Ticket sales on Bonnie's site also include packages to pre-order "Dig In Deep" CDs and LPs.
Bonnie Raitt 2016 UK Tour Dates:
May 26 - Manchester - Bridgewater Hall
May 27 – Gateshead - Sage
May 29 - Glasgow - Royal Concert Hall
May 30 - Birmingham - Symphony Hall
June 1 - London - Eventim Apollo
June 2 - Bristol - Colston Hall
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