Palmer, Marks set U.S. acoustic tour
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Palmer, Marks set U.S. acoustic tour

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – Black country singers Rissi Palmer and Miko Marks will perform a co-headlining U.S. acoustic tour, kicking off in Washington, DC on May 3, 2023.

Each concert will feature special acoustic performances from both Palmer and Marks as well as performances together as a duo, including their yet-to-be-released track, "I'm Still Here," which they performed together on the Grand Ole Opry stage on Aug. 12 and a month later at AmericanaFest, with standing ovations.

Both Palmer and Marks have a long-standing history in the music industry, releasing their debut albums in 2007 and 2005, respectively. Their friendship has blossomed throughout the years as Black women in country music working to combat racism in the space, with Palmer launching her Apple Music radio show, Color Me Country with Rissi Palmer, in 2020, giving a voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music. Her most recent album, "Revival," was released in 2019.

Marks returned from a hiatus of recording music in 2021, with her first album in 13 years, "Our Country," last year. Her latest, "Feel Like Going Home," came out Oct. 14, the same night she made her Grand Ole Opry debut.

"Miko has been an inspiration and a friend for a long time," said Palmer, who is based in North Carolina. "Her talent is second to none and it's an honor to be sharing a stage with her. The audience can expect a lot of laughter, lots of good, new music, stories and a great show."

"Working with Rissi on tour is definitely one of the highlights of my journey in music," Marks said. "I have always loved her music, and now I get to be on tour with her. We have grown to be close friends over the years, and this moment has been a long time coming.

Tour dates are
May 3 / Washington, DC / Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage Series
May 4 / Old Saybrook, CT / The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Center
May 5 / Brownfield, ME / Stone Mountain Arts Center
May 6 / Boston / City Winery Haymarket
May 7 / New York / City Winery - The Loft
May 10 / Philadelphia / World Cafe Live
May 11 / Durham, NC / The Pinhook
May 13 / Atlanta / Eddie's Attic
May 18 / Nashville / City Winery

Tickets go on sale Friday and can be purchased at both artist's websites.


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