USA Today Announces Lucinda Album Tour
Here it is, folks, straight from USA Today's Friday article:
Lately, it has become fashionable among musicians to play "residencies" — an extended series of dates at a small venue. Lucinda Williams is taking that concept one step further in September and October: She'll play five nights in Los Angeles and New York, re-creating five of her albums in their entirety.
Williams plays L.A.'s El Rey Theater Sept. 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. In New York, she'll play two shows at Irving Plaza (Sept. 29 and 30) and three at Town Hall (Oct. 2, 3 and 4). She'll perform an album each night, starting with 2003's World Without Tears, segueing through 2001's Essence, 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and 1990's Sweet Old World, and concluding with her self-titled 1988 album. Afterward, she and her band will play a second set combining songs from 2007 album West and older material.
Tickets go on sale Saturday through Ticketmaster.