Iconic folk singer Joan Baez will launch her 18-date North American tour on January 27 in New York City’s Beacon Theatre, during her 75th birthday celebration.
For the event, which will be recorded for PBS’ Great Performances series, Baez has set up an exclusive lineup, which will include Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson, Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, David Bromberg, Damien Rice, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls and Nano Stern.
For the tour, which will then continue throughout February and March, the singer has once again teamed up with Amnesty International, representatives of which will be present at every show in order to raise awareness of mass incarceration of disenfranchised minorities in the US.
The collaboration was commented on by Baez, who said: “I am pleased once again to be joining forces with Amnesty International, this time on the critical and urgent issue of racial and ethnic disparities of incarceration, right here in the United States”.
Below are the dates for the 2016 tour:
January 27 – New York, NY at Beacon Theatre
January 30 – Ann Arbor, MI at Hill Auditorium
February 27 – Toronto, ON at Koerner Hall
February 28 – Ithaca, NY at State Theater
March 1 – Concord, NH at Capitol Center for the Arts
March 3 – New Haven, CT at Shubert Theatre
March 5 – Burlington, VT at Flynn Center
March 6 – Englewood, NJ at Bergen PAC
March 8 – Red Bank, NJ at Count Basie Theatre
March 9 – Frederick, MD at Weinberg Center for the Arts
March 12 – Lexington, KY at Lexington Opera House
March 16 – Charleston, SC at Charleston Music Hall
March 17 – Atlanta, GA at Atlanta Symphony Hall
March 19 – Birmingham, AL at Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
March 20 – Durham, NC at Page Auditorium at Duke University
March 23 – Wilmington, DE at The Grand
March 25 – Albany, NY at The Egg
March 26 – Buffalo, NY at Asbury Hall