Lovett, Hiatt tour together again
Monday, December 20, 2010
– Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will together again, starting in January on an acoustic tour.
The two will start in Boston on Jan. 13 in "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt," ending Feb. 13 in Louisville, Ky. They have toured many times together since 1989.
"The shows are very spontaneous; no two are alike," said Lovett in a press release. "It gives our audiences a chance to see a side of us they don't always see."
Lovett's most recent disc was "Natural Forces." He recently completed a 13-performance engagement, acting and singing in the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' production of "Much Ado About Nothing." He joined Oscar-winner Helen Hunt and Sara and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek).
Hiatt released "The Open Ride" earlier this year.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 13 Boston, MA / Wilbur Theatre
Jan. 14 Portland, ME / State Theatre
Jan. 15 Northampton, MA / Calvin Theatre
Jan. 16 Boston, MA / Wilbur Theatre
Jan. 18-19 Alexandria, VA / The Birchmere
Jan. 20 Philadelphia, PA / Merriam Theater
Jan. 21 New Brunswick, NJ / State Theatre
Jan. 22 New York, NY / Beacon Theatre
Jan. 23 Alexandria, VA / The Birchmere
Jan. 25 Albany, NY / The Egg
Jan. 26 York, PA / The Strand - Capitol
Jan. 27 Wilkes-Barre, PA / Kirby Center
Jan. 28 Pittsburgh, PA / Carnegie Music Hall
Jan. 29 Akron, OH / Akron Civic Theater
Jan. 30 Newark, OH / Midland Theatre
Jan. 31 Ann Arbor, MI / Michigan Theater
Feb. 2 Milwaukee, WI / Pabst Theater
Feb. 3 Kalamazoo, MI / State Theater
Feb. 4 Rama, ON / Casino Rama
Feb. 5 Fort Wayne, IN / Embassy Theater
Feb. 7 Minneapolis, MN / State Theater
Feb. 9 Midland, MI / Midland Center for the Arts
Feb. 10 Bloomington, IL / Bloomington Center for the Arts
Feb. 11 Joliet, IL / Rialto Square Theater
Feb. 12 Indianapolis, IN / Murat Theater
Feb. 13 Louisville, KY / Whitney Hall
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