Bonnie Raitt Ends Fall DIG IN DEEP Tour at the Santa Fe Opera in September
Fresh off a visit Down Under that brought the 'Dig In Deep' Tour to New Zealand and Australia, including a stop at the famed Byron Bay Bluesfest, 10-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt has announced a late summer run of shows in the U.S., returning to familiar territory (Bayfield, WI and Santa Fe, NM) and revisiting parts of the Northern Plains and Mountain States, including a headlining slot at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and a benefit for Honor the Earth in Moorhead, MN. 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). Special Guest Anders Osborne will support most dates.
In February 2016, Raitt released her most recent album 'Dig In Deep' on her independent label, Redwing Records. It has since sold over 160,000 units worldwide, debuting in the top #10Billboard Album Sales, Blues Album, Americana/Folk Album, Digital Album Sales, InternetAlbum 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 InDeep' as Bonnie's best-selling album since 1994's 'Longing In Their Hearts.'
Bonnie Raitt 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, CBS Saturday Morning, Austin City Limits, Kennedy Center Honors and more in 2016 alone.
Tickets on-sale April 28. For more information, visit http://www.ampconcerts.org.
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.
Photo credit: Marina Chavez