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Published: 2012/02/07

Bonnie Raitt Announces Tour Dates, Covers "Right Down The Line"

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt will release her first studio album in seven years, entitled Slipstream, on April 10 via Redwing Records. The first single off that release is a reinvented version of Gerry Rafferty’s hit “Right Down The Line,” which is now streaming over at

On the heels of the new album, Raitt will embark on the first leg of her 70-date tour beginning on May 1. Marc Cohn will join Raitt as the opening act for the first month of shows on the first leg, with Mavis Staples set to open the latter dates. Tickets are available for pre-sale starting February 8th on Raitt’s official site. See below for the full list of dates.

Additionally, Raitt, a nine-time GRAMMY winner, will perform on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Raitt and Alicia Keys will honor the recently passed R&B icon Etta James with their performance.

Bonnie Raitt 2012 Tour Dates

May 1 Newkirk, OK—First Council Casino
May 3 Durant, OK—Choctaw Casino
May 4 Vinton, LA—Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino
May 6 New Orleans, LA—Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 8 Meridian, MS—MSU Riley Center for Education and the Performing Arts (*)
May 9 Atlanta, GA—Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (*)
May 12 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (*)
May 13 Louisville, KY—Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center (*)
May 14 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre (*)
May 16 Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall (*)
May 18 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (*)
May 19 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre (*)
May 22 Midland, MI – Midland Center for the Arts (*)
May 23 Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre (*)
May 25 Ann Arbor, MI – Hill Auditorium (*)
May 26 Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall (*)
May 27 Rochester, NY – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (*)
May 30 Hampton Beach, NH – Casino Ballroom
May 31 Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium (*)
June 2 Albany, NY – Palace Theatre (*)
June 3 Burlington, VT – Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (*)
June 8 Holyoke, MA – Mountain Park (+)
June 9 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (+)
June 12 Charlottesville, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion (+)
June 13 Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Harbor Center Pavilion (+)
June 14 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap (+)
June 16 Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music (+)
June 17 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion (+)
June 20 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (+)
June 23 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion (+)
June 24 Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent (+)

(*) with Marc Cohn
(+) with Mavis Staples

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