Due to popular demand, Joan Baez will extend her extensive 2018 tour into 2019 including stops at D.C.’s Warner Theatre, Northampton’s John M. Greene Hall, Knoxville’s Tennessee Theatre, Austin’s Paramount Theatre and more. See below for complete tour details and on sale dates. Tickets are available for purchase at www.joanbaez.com/tour.
Her first album in ten years, Whistle Down The Wind was released earlier this spring to widespread praise on Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records (purchase here). The album debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart—Baez’s strongest chart position since 1975’s Diamonds & Rust. The album has also achieved considerable success internationally. Watch a recent profile on “CBS News Sunday Morning” here. Read a recent interview with The New York Times here.
Recorded over a ten-day period in Los Angeles, Whistle Down The Wind was produced by three-time Grammy Award-winner Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint and others) and includes songs written by Tom Waits, Anohni, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter and Eliza Gilkyson. Of working with Henry, Baez says, “It was a hunch on both of our parts that we could make an album together. As it turned out it was a no brainer. We both work fast and were musically on the same wavelength. I work best with musicians who are as willing as I am to wing it and he assembled a group of players who did just that. Meaning: invent each song from scratch.”
The new music marks the first release from Baez since 2008’s Grammy-nominated album Day After Tomorrow. Its release, which ignited an extraordinary decade of achievement for Baez, coincided with the 50th anniversary of her legendary 1958 residency at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge. Milestones over the past ten years include:
2009: PBS American Masters premiere of her life story, Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound, which underscored the 50th anniversary of Baez’s debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.
2011: Baez’ seminal debut album of 1960 honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 2011, which inducted it into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
2015: Library of Congress selects Baez’s debut album to be preserved in the National Recording Registry.
2015: Amnesty International bestowed its highest honor on Baez, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, in recognition of her exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights.
2016: Baez’s 75th birthday was celebrated at New York’s Beacon Theater in January, where Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris and others joined her. The concert premiered on the PBS Great Performances series in May 2017.
2017: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction
2017: Baez’s first solo exhibition of paintings, entitled “Mischief Makers,” was presented in Mill Valley, CA. The bulk of the exhibit was subsequently purchased by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and donated to Sonoma State University, where it will eventually be displayed at an envisioned new social justice learning center on campus.
Baez remains a musical force of incalculable influence. She marched on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, shined a spotlight on the Free Speech Movement, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the Vietnam War, inspired Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war, stood with old friend Nelson Mandela in London’s Hyde Park as the world celebrated his 90th birthday and, most recently, protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. To this day, she continues to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces.
JOAN BAEZ: FARE THEE WELL TOUR 2019
April 10—Birmingham, AL—Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center—On Sale June 19, 2018
April 12—Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Symphony Hall— On Sale July 20, 2018
April 13—Mobile, AL—The Saenger Theatre— On Sale July 27, 2018
April 16—San Antonio, TX—The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts— On Sale July 20, 2018
April 17—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre— On Sale July 20, 2018
April 19—Dallas, TX—Strauss Square— On Sale July 20, 2018
April 20—Fayetteville, AR— Walton Arts Center—On Sale August 6, 2018
April 22—St Louis, MO—The Pageant—On Sale July 20, 2018
April 23—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theatre—On Sale August 3, 2018
April 25—Newport News, VA—Ferguson Concert Hall— On Sale August 20, 2018
April 26—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre— On Sale July 20, 2018
May 1—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre— On Sale July 20, 2018
May 3 & 5—Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theater— On Sale July 20, 2018
JOAN BAEZ: FARE THEE WELL TOUR 2018
September 11—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre
September 12—New Haven, CT—Shubert Theater
September 14 & 15—Boston, MA—The Wang Theatre
September 17—Montreal, QC—Place Des Arts Maison Symphonique
September 18—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall
September 21 & 22—New York, NY—Beacon Theatre
September 25—Red Bank, NJ—Count Basie Theatre
September 26—Philadelphia, PA—Verizon Hall @ Kimmel Center for the Performing
September 28—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre
September 29—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts Center
September 30—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
October 2—Ann Arbor, MI—Michigan Theater
October 3—Cleveland, OH—State Theatre
October 5—Chicago, IL—Chicago Theatre
October 6—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre
October 24—Denver, CO—Paramount Theatre
October 25—Santa Fe, NM—The Lensic Performing Arts Center
October 27—Phoenix, AZ—Celebrity Theatre
October 28—Tucson, AZ—Fox Tucson Theatre
October 30—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts
November 1—Santa Barbara, CA—Arlington Theatre
November 2—Chico, CA—Laxon Auditorium
November 4—Seattle, WA—Benaroya Hall
November 5—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
November 7—Redding, CA—Cascade Theatre
November 8—Eureka, CA—Arkely Center for the Performing Arts
November 10—Los Angeles, CA—Royce Hall
November 11—Rohnert Park, CA—Weill Hall at Green Music Center
November 14—Davis, CA—Jackson Hall at Mondavi Center
November 15—San Francisco, CA—The Masonic
November 17 & 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater Oakland