Norah Jones Releases New Songs On DVD, Plans Tour

'Norah Jones Live in New Orleans' includes two originals, three covers.

Ask Norah Jones why Grammy voters so loved her jazzy pop record that it trampled releases by Bruce Springsteen and Eminem, generating eight golden gramophones, and she'll truthfully say, "I don't know why."

"It's insane," she said shortly after Sunday's awards ceremony. "[Winning] Album of the Year was the biggest surprise, but it was consecutive. The last one was the biggest surprise before that."

With her Grammy victories behind her, Jones is pretty much done promoting her debut album, Come Away With Me, but that doesn't mean her label is taking a rest.

On Tuesday, Blue Note released the 67-minunte DVD "Norah Jones Live in New Orleans." The disc, shot at the House of Blues on August 24, features five songs that aren't on her record. "What am I to You" is an original by Jones, and "Something Is Calling You" was written by Jones' guitarist, Jesse Harris, who penned "Don't Know Why." The other three cuts are covers: the Band's "Bessie Smith," Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King's "Tennessee Waltz," and Lew Brown, Sam Stept and Charles Tobias' "Comes Love."

Over the next few months, Jones will work on new material with her bandmates, and she'll begin a North American tour of amphitheaters and auditoriums on June 6 in Fort Myers, Florida. The 45 dates run through August 15 in Morrison, Colorado.

The video for "Come Away With Me" is still receiving airplay, and no new single or video has been scheduled.

Norah Jones tour dates, according to her publicist:

  • 6/6 - Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Hall

  • 6/7 - Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre

  • 6/8 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

  • 6/11 - Clearwater, FL @ Coachman Park

  • 6/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre

  • 6/13 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

  • 6/16 - Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium

  • 6/17 - Cary, NC @ Regency Park

  • 6/19 - Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Pavilion at Harbor Center

  • 6/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center

  • 6/23 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

  • 6/24 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

  • 6/27 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

  • 6/28 - Boston, MA @ FleetBoston Pavilion

  • 6/29 - Wallingford, CT @ Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre

  • 6/30 - Schenectady, NY @ Proctor's Theatre

  • 7/3 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

  • 7/4 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

  • 7/5 - Rochester Hills, MI @ MeadowBrook Music Festival

  • 7/7 - Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Pavilion

  • 7/8 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival

  • 7/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre

  • 7/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium

  • 7/14 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

  • 7/15 - St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre

  • 7/17 - Nashville, TN @ Tennessee Performing Arts Center

  • 7/18 - Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre

  • 7/19 - New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre

  • 7/20 - Houston, TX @ Hobby Center

  • 7/22 - Austin, TX @ The Backyard

  • 7/23 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Next Stage at Grand Prairie

  • 7/25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium

  • 7/26 - Sedona, AZ @ Sedona Cultural Park

  • 7/27 - San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre

  • 7/28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

  • 7/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

  • 8/2 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

  • 8/4 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall

  • 8/5 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park

  • 8/6 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Opera House

  • 8/7 - Calgary, AB @ Jubilee Auditorium

  • 8/10 - Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre

  • 8/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden

  • 8/14 - Vail, CO @ Gerald Ford Amphitheater

  • 8/15 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

— Jon Wiederhorn, with additional reporting by John Norris