BONNIE RAITT FEELS PLANNING AN ALBUM AND A CONCERT SETLIST ARE THE SAME

As expected, the legendary Bonnie Raitt is hard at work on the road supporting her latest hit album, Just Like That. . . The set topped no less than six Billboard charts — including the magazine’s Folk and Top Blues lists. Raitt hits San Diego tonight (September 27th), playing the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park with special guest Mavis Staples opening the show.

With decades of studio and stage work under her belt, Bonnie Raitt explained to us that the lessons she’s learned apply to the studio and concert hall alike: “A show and an album are not dissimilar. Y’know, you have a certain way of opening up things. And a certain. . . for me it’s how to set the three big ballads into the record with enough recovery time after you hear them and enough build up before them. You can’t put four ballads in a row and you can’t put any similar grooves in a row, so after 21 records, I kinda know what works and its part of the artistry, I think.”

Bonnie Raitt – with special guest Marc Cohn – tour dates (subject to change):

September 27 – San Diego, CA – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park (Mavis Staples opening)
September 30 – Tempe, AZ – ASU Gammage
October 1 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall
October 4 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center
October 5 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
October 7 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
October 8 – Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust CU Theatre
November 2 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
November 4 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
November 5 – New Orleans, LA – Mahalia Jackson Theater
November 8 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall
November 9 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
November 11 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
November 12 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
November15 Melbourne, FL – King Center
November 16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
November 18 Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
November 19 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

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