Shawn Colvin Sets Busy Summer Tour Schedule

Folk-pop songstress plans 29 summer shows, including some with Sting, Billy Bragg.

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 16–17; 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 31–Aug. 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