Diana Krall has announced plans for a world tour in support of her upcoming studio album Wallflower and has revealed the first round of U.S. dates. The Canadian jazz chanteuse will release her first foray into pop in North America on Verve Records on Oct. 21.
According to a news release posted Aug. 11 at her official website DianaKrall.com, the multi-Juno and Grammy winner will hit the road for a 27-city trek across the U.S. in the late fall of 2014. The tour begins Nov. 7 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Orpheum Theatre and wraps up Dec. 14 in Clearwater, Florida at the Capitol Theatre.
Pre-sales begin Aug. 13. Tickets for the initial dates go on sale Aug. 15. Onsales for Phoenix, Atlantic City, Niagara Falls, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach will be announced on a later date. See below for a full list of dates.
The new album will consist of reinterpreted pop classics from the 60s to the present, and include classic songs which inspired the artist in her youth. Produced by 16-time Grammy winner David Foster, Wallflower will include songs by Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Elton John, The Mamas and The Papas and a brand new composition by Paul McCartney.
The previously unrecorded song by the ex-Beatle is as an outtake from his 2012 Kisses on the Bottom album, a collection of trad-pop and jazz songs that Krall helped arrange. Krall a.k.a. Mrs. Elvis Costello asked Sir Paul for permission to use the song and he said "Sure!"
Krall demoed a total of 18 songs in preparation for Wallflower. Tracks on the album include: The Eagles’ "Desperado," The Mamas and The Papas’ "California Dreamin," Elton John’s, "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," and Bob Dylan's "Wallflower" among others. Fans can pre-order the album at Amazon.
The upcoming release is Krall’s first studio effort since 2012's Glad Rag Doll. Produced by T Bone Burnett, "Doll" debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 on the Jazz Albums chart. For more information on the tour and album, click here.
Did you know? Diana Krall has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist in the last 30 years, establishing herself as one of the best-selling artists of her generation. She is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.
Diana Krall 2014 U.S. Wallflower Tour date schedule:
Nov. 7 – Phoenix, Ariz., - Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 8 – Las Vegas, Nev., Pearl Concert Theater
Nov. 9 – Temecula, Calif., Pechanga Resort & Casino
Nov. 11 – Los Angeles, Calif., Walt Disney Concert Hall
Nov. 12 – San Francisco, Calif., Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Nov. 13 – Santa Rosa, Calif., Wells Fargo Center For The Arts
Nov. 14 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
Nov. 18 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
Nov. 19 – Chicago, Ill., Oriental Theatre
Nov. 21 – Atlantic City, N.J., Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre
Nov. 22 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
Nov. 24 – Wilmington, Del., Grand Opera House
Nov. 25 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
Nov. 26 – WilkesBarre, Pa., F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts
Nov. 28 – Greenvale, N.Y., Tilles Center For The Perf. Arts
Nov. 29 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Nov. 30 – Providence, R.I., Providence Perf. Arts Ctr.
Dec. 2 – Boston, Mass., Shubert Theatre Citi Performing Arts Center
Dec. 3 – Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Dec. 4 – North Bethesda, Md., Music Center At Strathmore
Dec. 8 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall Woodruff Arts Ctr.
Dec. 9 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacoby Symphony Hall
Dec. 10 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Dreyfoos Hall
Dec. 12 – Miami, Fla., Knight Concert Hall
Dec. 13 – Sarasota, Fla., Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall
Dec. 14 – Clearwater, Fla., Capitol Theatre