Messina plans song/story tour
Monday, March 2, 2009
– Jo Dee Messina will launch the five-week Music Room Series tour, a combo of song and story behind the song, in April.
The tour, which starts April 16 in New York, is centered around Messina's music and the stories behind hits like Heads Carolina, Tails California, I'm Alright, Bye Bye and Bring On The Rain. The stage will resemble the music room at her home where many of her popular songs came to life. The acoustic performances will give concert goers a look the songs' selection process and songwriting.
Messina will also be taking questions and requests from the audience. "People have known my music for years," said Messina. "I wanted to use this tour to give folks the opportunity to get to know me on a more personal level. I'm leaving out the fancy production and using the show time to 'visit' with the audience for a while - as if they were to come to the house and sit with me in my music room. I think it will be a lot of fun. Instead of going to see a show, the audience will be a part of a show".
Messina kicks off full band performances to support the release of her new single, Shine and her long-delayed album "Unmistakable."
Tour dates are:
April 16 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino -- Showroom
April 17 Westbury, NY - The Capital One Bank Theatre
April 18 Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
April 19 Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse
April 23 Concord, NH - The Capitol Center For the Arts
April 24 Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center
April 25 Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium
April 26 Wye Mills, MD - Todd Performing Arts Center
April 30 Tulsa, OK - Spirit Bank Event Center
May 2 Effingham, IL - The Rosebud Theatre
May 3 Hammond, IN - The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino
May 4 Milwaukee - Northern Lights Theatre
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