Friday, February 22, 2013
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Announce European Tour in May
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have announced a series of European tour dates in May in support of their forthcoming duets album, Old Yellow Moon, the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’s Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. These special "An Evening With Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell" shows will feature the acclaimed artists (and longtime friends) performing material spanning their vast catalogues, backed by a distinguished group of musicians including Steve Fishell, Jedd Hughes, Byron House, Gerry Roe, and Chris Tuttle. The tour begins in Manchester, UK, on May 8 and concludes in Hamburg, Germany, on May 31. See below for all of the currently announced dates; for details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison), Old Yellow Moon includes four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito’s "Hanging Up My Heart," Roger Miller’s "Invitation to the Blues," and Allen Reynoldss "Dreaming My Dreams," among others. The 12-track duets album features world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.
Old Yellow Moon will be released in Europe on March 4 on Nonesuch Records, following its February 26 US release. To pre-order, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include a limited-edition print autographed by Harris and Crowell, an instant download of "Hanging Up My Heart," and a download of the complete album starting February 26.
EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL EUROPEAN TOUR
||Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
||Royal Concert Hall
||Finlandia Hall (on sale February 26)
Harris is a 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient whose contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Crowell is a Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt, generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time." His honours also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.