Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream 2013 Tour
"Evokes the warm amber and light grain of crystallized honey… gripping." – New York Times
"Tight and polished" – Rolling Stone
Bonnie Raitt has announced a hugely welcome return to Ireland for the first time since 2004 and will play at Vicar Street, Dublin on 19th June 2013 as part of her Slipstream 2013 tour.
In April 2012, Bonnie released her first new album in seven years ‘Slipstream’ to widespread acclaim. Now, in summer 2013, she will bring her daring bluesy sound, steeped with inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals, to the UK for much anticipated live shows.
After an emotional period, with such triumphs as her 2005 release and tour for ‘Souls Alike,’ and 2009 national tour with fellow blues legend Taj Mahal alongside the tragedy of losing her parents, her brother, and her best friend, Raitt decided to step back. “I took a hiatus from touring and recording to get back in touch with the other part of my life,” Raitt says of her decision to recharge her spirit and regain her personal balance before returning to action.
There’s no doubt that Raitt is re-energized. 'Slipstream' marked her biggest chart debut in the United States in two decades and is one of the top 5-selling independent albums of the year & 'Slipstream' has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Americana Album.
Rolling Stone affirmed Raitt's impact, highlighting the "sheer verve and skill" that made her one of only two women among the "100 Greatest Guitarists" in their latest issue, having already established her one of the top "100 Greatest Singers" of all time.
The title ‘Slipstream’ is very significant for Raitt, who notes: "I'm so inspired and so proud to continue these traditions, whether it's reggae or soul or blues. I'm in the slipstream of those who came before me, and I'm leaving one for those behind me."
Bonnie Raitt is an institution in American music – a nine-time Grammy-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, she has undeniably changed the landscape of soul, rock, and blues.
Tickets priced €49.00 on sale from www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.