A TRIO PERFORMANCE RETURNS TO THE U.S. THIS FALL
Gold selling The Visit available now on limited edition vinyl via McKennitt’s own label Quinlan Road
Celebrating three decades as Canada’s foremost groundbreaking independent artist, Grammy nominated Loreena McKennitt will continue her series of rare and intimate performances in 22 select venues in the South and Midwest U.S. For tickets and more information, please visit loreenamckennitt.com/tour.
A Trio Performance features McKennitt and two of her long-time musical collaborators, guitarist Brian Hughes and cellist Caroline Lavelle.
The third chapter of this intimate concert series will also feature music and stories inspired by McKennitt’s exotic travels in pursuit of the history of the Celts, from China and Mongolia to central Turkey and Ireland, while interlacing the mystical Irish poems of Yeats and such classical writers as Shakespeare and Tennyson.
“Autumn is such a lovely time to tour,” says McKennitt, “and it’s been nine years since we’ve been to these parts of the United States so we’re looking forward to reconnecting with people and places in a very personal way.”
McKennitt’s recent U.S. trio performances received extensive critical acclaim:
“Loreena McKennitt brings passion for the Celtic sound.” –Los Angeles Times
“a gorgeous voice” –KQED
“[McKennitt] became fascinated with Celtic music and lore decades ago, and has been delighting audiences ever since.”–Jefferson Public Radio
“Open-hearted, intelligent, and unafraid…[McKennitt] is a woman of impressive (and autodidactic) intellectual range.” –Los Angeles Review of Books
“She painstakingly researches the history and culture of her ancestors, distilling the essence of these traditions for a modern audience.” –Village Voice
“Prepare to be enchanted.” –Pollstar
“Loreena McKennitt fits the bill of Plato’s description of the essential artist.” –OC Weekly
“a 30-year career of music of astonishing beauty” –The Independant
The fall tour comes on the heels of the 25th anniversary of McKennitt’s award-winning 1991 release The Visit, which achieved Gold status in the U.S. (sales over 500,000) and globally has sold more than 1.5 million copies. The Visit is available now under McKennitt’s own label, Quinlan Road, as a numbered 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl record. It also includes a free digital download code. The 25th Anniversary edition is re-mastered by Jeff Wolpert, the award-winning Canadian sound engineer who recorded the original sessions, and pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands.
McKennitt’s eclectic Celtic blend of pop, folk and world music has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. Her recordings have achieved gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in 15 countries on four continents. She has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award and has won two Junos, as well as a Billboard International Achievement Award.
McKennitt has performed in some of the world’s most-respected and historic concert venues, from Carnegie Hall to the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain and for dignitaries including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and numerous heads of state.
In addition to her musical career, McKennitt has been recognized for a number of noteworthy philanthropic initiatives. In 1998, she founded the Cook-Rees Memorial Fund for Water Search and Safety, and she was instrumental in the transformation of a 1929 neo-Gothic school into the Falstaff Family Centre, a charitable organization focused on families and children.
A TRIO PERFORMANCE
Oct 12 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// Michigan Theater
Oct 13 /// Kalamazoo, MI /// State Theatre of Kalamazoo
Oct 14 /// Chicago, IL /// Copernicus
Oct 15 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Riverside
Oct 16 /// Madison, WI /// Barrymore
Oct 18 /// Green Bay, WI /// Weidner Center
Oct 19 /// Minneapolis, MN /// State Theater
Oct 20 /// Cedar Rapids, IA /// Paramount Theatre
Oct 21 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant
Oct 22 /// Memphis, TN /// Minglewood
Oct 24 /// Charlotte, NC /// Knight Theatre
Oct 25 /// Atlanta, GA /// Atlanta Symphony Hall
Oct 26 /// Knoxville, TN /// Tennessee Theatre
Oct 28 /// Charleston, SC /// Gaillard Center
Oct 29 /// Asheville, NC /// Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Oct 30 /// Nashville, TN /// Schermerhorn Symphony
Oct 31 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Taft Theatre
Nov 2 /// Columbus, OH /// Palace Theatre
Nov 3 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Clowes Memorial Hall
Nov 4 /// Lakewood, OH /// Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Nov 5 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Byham Theater
Nov 6 /// York, PA /// Strand Capitol PAC
Nov 8 /// Hamilton, ON /// Hamilton Place
Nov 9 /// Kitchener, ON /// Centre in the Square
Nov 10 /// Toronto, ON /// Massey Hall