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Published: 2009/08/12

Lucinda Williams Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Retrospective Tour

Lucinda Williams will celebrate her 30th anniversary a tour that will consist of three-night-stints in New York and Chicago, and two nights in Toronto. The tour, which kicks off in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 18, will hit New Yorks The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on October 3, Toronto on October 10 and 11, and then hit Chicagos Park West on October 13.

In New York and Chicago, Williams will celebrate her career by breaking up the shows according to the timeline of her career. The first sets of each of the three night stands will feature music from 1979 to 1989. In these ten years Williams recorded the albums Ramblin, Happy Woman Blues and Lucinda Williams. The first sets of the second nights will feature music from 1992 to 2001. The folk guitarist recorded her albums Sweet Old World, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, and Essence in this span and won her three Grammys: in 1993 for best Country Song Passionate Kisses, in 1998 for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, and in 2001 for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Get Right with God.
On the last nights of these three-night-stands Williams will perform music from 2004 to present day. This most recent era includes her albums World Without Tears, West and Little Honey,her most recent album. On the first night in Toronto Williams will play music from Ramblin, Happy Woman Blues, Lucinda Williams, and World Without Tears. On the second night the music will be from her albums Sweet Old World, Car Wheels, West and Little Honey.
Below are Williams upcoming shows:
Aug 18 Los Angeles, CAGreek Theater
Aug 29 Stateline, NVHarrahs Tahoe South Shore Room
Aug 30 San Francisco, CAOutside Lands Festival
Sep 18 Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue

Sep 22 Milwaukee, WIPabst Theater
Sep 23 Bloomington, INBluebird Nightclub

Sep 25 Greensboro, NCCarolina Theatre
Sep 26 Charlottesville, VACharlottesville Pavilion
Sep 27 Norfolk, VA4th Annual AT&T Acoustic Music Festival-Town Point Park
Sep 29 Baltimore, MDRams Head Live
Sep 30 Wilmington, DEGrand Opera House

Oct 3-5 New York, NYThe Fillmore at Irving Plaza
Oct 7 Providence, RILupos Heartbreak Hotel
Oct 8 Poughkeepsie, NYBardavon 1869 Opera House

Oct 10-11 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Oct 13-15 Chicago, ILPark West

Oct 17 St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
Report by Jonathan Juliano

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