"cultural force" - NPR All Things Considered
Two-time Grammy Award winner Rickie Lee Jones will be hitting the road for a North American tour with Madeleine Peyroux.
Rickie Lee Jones says of the upcoming tour, "I've genuinely enjoyed Madi's work over the years, so much so that I'm surprised it's taken this long for us to work together. Very excited at the prospect of recording some new material, and about the upcoming shows."
Madeleine Peyroux adds, “It’s a rare occasion when one gets to share one’s life and work with a master. I consider my upcoming tour together with Rickie Lee Jones to be one of those timeless occasions. Embedded in her dulcet tones, supported by our vibrant and warm musicians, and through the conduit of so many American styles of song I’m sure this tour will encourage us all, and our highest spirits will shine through. We’re going to have fun!!!”
Jones' 2015 album, The Other Side of Desire, was well received by the likes of NPR Music, and Uncut Magazine which gave the album a 9/10 calling it "an arrestingly ambigious musical journey...a record that crowns her career, not an end but as a culmination."
“She can sound like a nun who has closed the door in the chapel to sing quietly to herself. She can sound dissolute, louche, exalted, elegant, or like a figure howling against a menacing sadness...She sings like a shy person somehow released of inhibition by singing. Every word she writes and sings seems earned. Her songs are cunning and serious or playful and exuberant but always carefully made…[Jones expresses] a human truth: over time, we cannot be other than ourselves.” - Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker
Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.
03/01 - Montreal, Canada - Theatre Maisonneuve
03/02 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur
03/03 - Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium
03/04 - New York, NY - Town Hall
03/06 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
03/07 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues & Jazz
03/09 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center
03/10 - Charleston, SC - The Charleston Gailard Center
03/11 - Clearwater, FL - Capitol
03/12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
03/14 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre Dallas
03/16 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Theater
03/17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Arlington Theatre
03/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Luckman Fine Arts Center
03/19 - San Francisco, CA - Kanbar Hall - Jewish Community Center
03/21 - Victoria, Canada - Royal Theatre
03/22 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
03/24 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre
03/25 - Aurora, IL - Paramount Theatre
03/26 - Milwaukee, WI - The Northern Lights Theater*
03/28 - Burnsville, MN - Ames Center
03/29 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater*
03/31 - Austin, TX - One World Theater*
04/01 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater*
*Rickie Lee Jones Only