Singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin has a busy summer ahead of her, with a newly announced schedule of 29 North American concert dates, some of which will find her sharing bills with Sting and Billy Bragg.
After a June 10 appearance at the Iowa City Artsfest, she'll kick off her tour June 16 in Anaheim, Calif., and work her way up the West Coast. Two days after playing a show in Washington state in late June, she'll open for Sting at a concert in New Jersey. She'll have five more gigs with Sting in late June and early July, including two in Canada and also will play a free show July 1 in New York with British folk singer Bragg.
She'll continue to work the East Coast, including an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival on Aug. 5. Then she'll finish up with an Aug. 11 show in Alberta and one on Aug. 18 in Utah.
Though Colvin hasn't released an album since 1998's Holiday Songs and Lullabies, which was dedicated to her newborn daughter, she has kept an active schedule. Last year she toured extensively and was featured at the Lilith Fair festival.
Earlier this year she performed at an April 6 tribute to one of her greatest influences, Joni Mitchell. Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter performed three of Mitchell's songs together at the New York event.
Colvin played folk music in New York coffeehouses for years before her career began picking up momentum in the '90s. Her song "Sunny Came Home" (RealAudio excerpt), from her 1997 album A Few Small Repairs, won two Grammy Awards.
Shawn Colvin tour dates:
June 10; Iowa City, Iowa; Artsfest
June 1617; Anaheim, Calif.; Sun Theater
June 18; San Diego, Calif.; Humphrey's
June 20; Saratoga, Calif.; Historic Mountain Winery
June 22; Denver, Colo.; Botanic Gardens
June 23; Portland, Ore.; Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
June 24; Medford, Ore.; Britt Pavilion
June 25; Woodinville, Wash.; Chateau St. Michelle
June 27; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Arts Center (with Sting)
June 28; Hartford, Conn.; Meadows Music Theater (with Sting)
June 30; Boston, Mass.; Tweeter Center (with Sting)
July 1; New York, N.Y.; Battery Park (with Billy Bragg)
July 2; Saratoga, N.Y.; Performing Arts Center (with Sting)
July 4; Montreal, Quebec; Molson Center (with Sting)
July 5; Ottawa, Ontario; Blues Festival (with Sting)
July 6; Wilmington, Del.; Grand Opera House
July 7; Englewood, N.J.; John Harms Center
July 8; Portsmouth, N.H.; Portsmouth Music Hall
July 14; Northampton, Mass.; Pines Music Theater
July 22; Oyster Bay, N.Y.; Planting Fields Arboretum
July 23; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Hartwood Amphitheatre
July 31Aug. 2; Alexandria, Va.; The Birchmere
Aug. 4; York, Pa.; Strand-Capitol PAC
Aug. 5; Newport, R.I.; Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 11; Edmonton, Alberta; Edmonton Folk Fest
Aug. 18; Snowbird, Utah; Snowbird Events Center