2016 has been a tremendous year for Bonnie Raitt following the release of her twentieth album 'Dig In Deep' (Redwing Records) and over 75 tour dates worldwide. To kick off her 2017 World Tour in support of 'Dig In Deep', Raitt announced a string of six shows in February and two in March in Hawaii before she performs in New Zealand and Australia, including a stop at Bluesfest Byron Bay. Raitt will be joined by her longtime touring band: James "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards).
The fall run of Raitt's 'Dig In Deep' tour garnered rave press across the nation, with Raitt receiving praise from No Depression for her "grace, confidence, humility and credence [that] not only lifted the spirit of all in attendance, but also offered confidence that music's continuum was still the support that will see us all through." The Atlanta Journal Constitution also recently said that " Raitt and her smokin' four-piece band steamrolled through blues, soul, gospel and rock," while the Minneapolis Star Tribune commented that "Raitt has never been more spirited, spontaneous and loving."
'Dig In Deep' has sold over 150,000 units worldwide, debuting in the top #10 Billboard Album Sales, Blues Album, Americana/Folk Album, Digital Album Sales, Internet Album and Independent Album charts and was still on the top #200 Sales Chart 26 weeks after release. The album charted at #35 on the UK Top 40 Album chart, #1 UK Americana Album Chart and #7 UK Independent Album Chart with the UK and Germany both reporting 'Dig In Deep' as Bonnie's best-selling album since 1994's 'Longing In Their Hearts.'
Raitt recently performed her hit single "Gypsy In Me" at the 15th Annual Americana Music Association Awards & Honors in Nashville in September. A highlights program featuring an all-star line up is set to air on PBS Saturday, November 19th. Raitt was also recently inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame alongside Kris Kristofferson and B.B. King, and performed several songs with Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, and Gary Clark Jr. at Austin's ACL Live at The Moody Theatre. The induction ceremony is scheduled for broadcast on PBS this New Year's Eve.
Bonnie Raitt has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, Ellen, Charlie Rose, CBS Sunday Morning, Tavis Smiley, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The View, Jools Holland and more in 2016 alone.
Read about Raitt's night out in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/bonnie-raitt-goes-to-bed-stuy
Continuing a long-standing tradition in conjunction with The Guacamole Fund, Bonnie will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased to grassroots local, regional, and national organizations whose work focuses on safe and sustainable energy, social justice and human rights, environmental protection, and blues/music education.
All tour dates are listed at her official website (w/ Fan Pre-Sale and Special Benefit Seat information) http://www.bonnieraitt.com
'Dig In Deep' Winter 2017 tour:
Fan pre-sales Tuesday 11/15 - Thursday 11/17
Special Benefit Seat sales begin 11/15
Public on-sales Friday 11/18
WED 2/15/17 Long Beach, CA - Terrace Theater
FRI 2/17/17 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
SAT 2/18/17 Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino (Public on sale 11/25)
TUE 2/21/17 Fresno, CA - Warnors Theatre
THU 2/23/17 Thousand Oaks, CA - Fred Kavli Theatre
SAT 2/25/17 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Center
With Special Guests The California Honeydrops
FRI 3/24/17 Maui, HI - Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Fan/Venue pre-sales/SBS Nov 12th-Dec 2nd, General on-sale Dec 3rd)
SAT 3/25/17 Honolulu, HI - Blaisdell Concert Hall (Fan Pre-Sale/SBS Nov 29-Dec 1, Public on-sale Dec 2)
ON SALE NOW:
SUN 11/27/16 Fort Yates, ND - Prairie Knights Casino & Resort (Benefit with Jackson Browne, et al. for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe)
THUR 3/30/17 Wellington, NZ - St James Theatre
SAT 4/1/17 Auckland - The Civic
FRI 4/7/17 Sydney - The State Theatre
SAT 4/8/17 Canberra - Theatre Centre
MON 4/10/17 Melbourne - Hamer Hall
WED 4/12/17 Brisbane - The QPAC Concert Hall
FRI 4/14/17 Byron Bay - Bluesfest Bryon Bay
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