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Carpenter embarks on acoustic tour

Friday, August 22, 2014 – Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a fall orchestra and acoustic tour .

Pianist Jon Carroll and multi-instrumentalist John Doyle will accompany Carpenter with special guest opener Tift Merritt.

Carpenter released her debut orchestral record, "Songs from the Movie," in January. Recorded at Air Studios in London, the album was arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza and was produced by Carpenter and Mendoza along with Matt Rollings. Featured on the album are new interpretations of 10 songs by Carpenter, including "Between Here and Gone" and "Come On Come On."

In addition to the acoustic tour, Carpenter will continue to perform select orchestral concerts this fall, including a show at Royal Albert Hall with the The London Concert Orchestra on Sept. 29.

Orchestral tour dates are:
Sept. 21 New Albany, OH Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center *
Sept. 29 London, UK Royal Albert Hall $
Sept. 30 Gateshead, UK The Sage Gateshead @@
Oct. 1 Manchester, UK Bridgewater Hall #
Oct. 2 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall **

Acoustic tour dates are:
Oct. 10 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre$$
Oct. 11 Thousand Oaks, CA Fred Kavli Theatre $$
Oct. 12 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Center for the Arts $$
Oct. 14 & 15 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 16 Chico, CA Laxon Auditorium $$
Oct. 22 Westbury, NY The Space at Westbury $$
Oct. 23 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall $$
Oct. 24 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre $$
Oct. 25 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall $$
Oct. 26 Lebanon, NH Lebanon Opera House $$
Nov. 7 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre $$
Nov. 8 Melbourne, FL King Center $$
Nov. 9 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Nov. 10 Newberry, SC Newberry Opera House $$
Nov. 11 Durham, SC Carolina Theater $$
Nov. 13 Florence, SC Francis Marion Performing Arts Center $$
Nov. 15 Bristol, TN Paramount Center for the Arts
Nov. 18 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House $$
Nov. 19 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse $$
Nov. 20 West Long Branch, NJ Pollack Theatre $$
Nov. 21-22 Rockport, MA Shalin Liu Performance Center $$

* with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra
$ with The London Concert and special guest Benjamin Scheuer
@@ with Royal Northern Sinfonia and special guest Benjamin Scheuer
# with Manchester Camerata and special guest Benjamin Scheuer
** with The Festival Orchestra and special guest Benjamin Scheuer
$$ with special guest Tift Merritt

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