Bonnie Raitt’s promotion folks have officially released her schedule, and she and Keb Mo will be appearing at Robinson Center Music Hall on Oct. 3. No ticket details as of yet.
Here’s part of the release:
BONNIE RAITT BRINGS SOULS ALIKE TOUR
BACK TO NORTH AMERICA
Third North American Leg Of Tour Kicks Off On June 15th;
Keb’Mo’ Scheduled To Open
Raitt Performs On “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” June 27th
Road Tested was the apt title for longtime road warrior Bonnie Raitt’s 1995 live double album and film, and the title is more than a catch phrase to the nine-time Grammy winner – it’s a way of life. For every album she releases, the true test for Raitt is how the songs come across live. In the case of her latest CD, Souls Alike, her new material has elicited resoundingly rave reviews. Raitt began her current tour last October following the debut of Souls Alike at #19 on the Billboard 200 and fans will be happy to hear she doesn’t plan to wrap it up anytime soon. In fact, after a series of spring dates in the U.K. and Europe, she’ll embark on the third North American leg of the tour on June 15th. And, in classic Raitt fashion, she’ll be bringing along another one of her favorite songwriters to open: Keb’Mo’.
Fellow Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist, Keb’ Mo’ will join Raitt as her very Special Guest on the next swing of the Souls Alike Tour. His highly anticipated eighth studio album, SUITCASE, is slated for release June 13th on the Epic/RED label. Raitt and ‘Mo have performed frequently on record and tours together, including his recent guest appearance on Raitt’s episode of VH1 Classic’s new live concert series “Decades Rock Live!” airing on the network throughout April and May. These artists are thrilled to be working together again and are planning some exciting duets for the upcoming tour.
“Raitt makes you love her, time and again,” said the Boston Herald in a recent live review. The New York Times praised her “aching lyrical interpretations” while Portland’s Oregonian said “On every tune, she radiated a warmth and elegance, a deep musical sentience, that few singers can match, be it blues, pop, soul or her own funky rock.”
Billboard.com noted, “Raitt’s 19-song, 100-minute [set]…was a testament to her enduring creative vitality. She played seven songs from the self-produced ‘Souls Alike,’ three of them right off the bat with the smooth ‘n’ slinky ‘Love on One Condition’ (written by keyboardist Jon Cleary), the moody ‘God Was in the Water’ – which featured one of Raitt’s arrestingly supple slide guitar solos — and the anthemic ‘I Will Not Be Broken.’”
“I Will Not Be Broken,” the album’s first single, was a Top 5 hit at AAA radio and earned Raitt a Grammy nomination for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.” The follow-up single is “I Don’t Want Anything To Change,” a stark, fragile reflectionon a fading relationship written by Maia Sharp, Liz Rose and Stephanie Chapman. (Sharp opened for Raitt on many of last fall’s dates.)