|Rickie Lee Jones makes her long overdue return to Australian shores.
The highly influential, Grammy Award winning, multi-million selling US singer-songwriter, performs this May/June on a national tour and at appearance at Sydney’s Vivid Festival. Tickets on sale Monday April 12 2010.
Rickie Lee Jones will be showcasing tracks from her 14th and latest studio album Balm In Gilead (Universal Music, 2009) and well as tracks from her extensive back catalogue. “The quality and strength of her voice is as powerfully evocative, as beguilingly melancholy and liltingly lovely as ever.” – Chicago Stage Review, USA
“Jones was determined to give us the best, most exhaustive show she could possibly muster, and that she did.” – Spinning Platters, USA
Voted #10 in BBC Music’s Best Album of 2009, Classic Pop & Rock, the eleven tracks of Balm In Gilead have been cultivated over the last 22 years earning critical acclaim near and far.
The album encapsulates a generation’s experiences through life, moving with ease and deft versatility across styles and influences – roots, cinematic western, urban blues, jazz and of course folk rock.
Rickie Lee Jones, the self-titled debut album was released in 1979, the same year Rickie made her debut TV appearance on Saturday Night Live and her career leap into life with a successful world tour and cover of Rolling Stone magazine, The album, a multi-million selling hit, features the classic Chuck E’s In Love and earned five Grammy nominations including Best New Artist which was won in 1980.
Many more albums followed amongst them Pirates, Girl At Her Volcano, Flying Cowboys, Pop Pop, Traffic From Paradise, and It’s Like This which earned Rickie an 8th Grammy nomination.
Joining Rickie on stage will be Jose Maramba – electric bass & vocals – and Lionel Cole – drums, percussion & keys.
May 26 2010 | WA
Octagon Theatre (University of Western Australia)
May 31 2010 | QLD
Jun 01 2010 | SA
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Jun 03 2010 | VIC
Jun 04 2010 | VIC
Rickie Lee Jones – Vivid Festival, Sydney Opera House 29 May 2010