Folk-rockers the Indigo Girls will spend this summer on the road, as usual.
The ever-touring folk-rock duo will wrap an acoustic outing May 13, just in time to kick off the newest round of shows with a two-night stand June 23 in their hometown of Atlanta, according to their label, Sony Music. The Indigo Girls will keep to the East Coast for most of June with stops in Philadelphia, New York and Toronto, then head west through Michigan, Illinois and Iowa.
They will hit the West Coast in mid-July, ending the trek with two nights at Los Angeles' House of Blues on July 2728. An opening act has not been announced.
The Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers released their full-length debut, Strange Fire, in 1987. The following year they released their double-platinum, self-titled second album, which took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Recording in 1989.
Their seventh LP, Come On Now Social, released in September, adds a harder rock edge to the group's politically laced, harmony-rich bluegrass tunes, with songs such as "Go" (RealAudio excerpt), "Trouble" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Ozilline" (RealAudio excerpt), which features Ray's grandmother, Ozilline Walker.
Indigo Girls tour dates:
June 23; Atlanta, Ga.; Chastain Amphitheater
June 4; Raleigh, N.C.; Alltell Pavilion at Walnut Creek
June 5; TBA
June 6; TBA
June 78; Vienna, Va.; Wolf Trap Amphitheater
June 9; Philadelphia, Pa.; Mann Music Center
June 1011; Boston, Mass.; Fleet Boston Pavilion
June 12; TBA
June 13; New York, N.Y.; Summerstage at Central Park
June 14; TBA
June 15; Lewiston, N.Y.; Art Park
June 16; Toronto, Ontario; Molson Amphitheater
June 17; Clarkson, Mich.; Pine Knob Amphitheater
June 18; TBA
June 19; Interlochen, Mich.; Interlochen Center
June 20; Highland Park, Ill.; Ravinia Festival/Pavilion
June 2223; Apple Valley, Minn.; Music at the Zoo/Outdoor Amphitheater
June 24; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Washington Pavilion
June 26; TBA
June 27; Ames, Iowa; Stevens Auditorium
June 28; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Paramount Theatre
June 29; Milwaukee, Wis.; Milwaukee Summerfest
June 30; TBA
July 1415; Seattle, Wash.; Pier 6263
July 17; Jacksonville, Ore.; Britt Pavilion
July 2526; San Diego, Calif.; Humphrey's by the Bay
July 2728; Los Angeles, Calif.; House of Blues