Alison Krauss has announced a major, 21-date, co-headlining US tour with English singer-songwriter David Gray. Scheduled to kick off on 18 September 2017 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the tour is due to wrap in Berkeley, California, the following month.
On 1 October, the trek begins a two-night stand at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, with dates at such venerable venues also including New York’s Radio City Music Hall (19 September) and the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles (17 October) also on the itinerary.
Alison Krauss’ recent solo album, Windy City, topped North America’s country and bluegrass charts. She began her ascent to stardom in her early teens with music that, while rooted in bluegrass and country, has since encompassed pop, rock and even classical. Krauss recently secured a spot on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time. As a solo artist and in collaboration with her band, Union Station, as well as in other musical configurations – including the multi-Grammy-winning 2007 Raising Sand with Robert Plant – she has earned a record-setting 27 Grammys, becoming the most awarded female artist in Grammy history.
A folk-rock veteran who has incorporated elements of electronic music into his body of work, David Gray’s most recent studio album is 2014’s Mutineers. A new album is set for release in 2018. Maintaining a heavy touring schedule since 1993, Gray scored his first UK No 1 with the 1998 album White Ladder. The album was later re-released in 2000 on ATO, the label founded by Dave Matthews, with whom Gray toured. It went on to achieve platinum-selling success in the US on the strength of the song ‘Babylon’. To date, Gray has released 10 studio albums.
Krauss and Gray play 21 North American dates in all. After initial shows in Hershey, PA and at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, they also play Philadelphia, Boston, Columbia (Maryland), Cary (North Carolina), St. Augustine (Florida), Charlotte (North Carolina), Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Rosemont (Illinois), St. Louis, Kansas City, Morrison (Colorado), Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, Boise (Idaho), Los Angeles and at the Santa Barbara Bowl before the tour concludes at The Greek Theatre, in Berkeley, California, on 19 October 2017.
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