MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER CONFIRMS FALL ACOUSTIC TOUR

“...quietly spellbinding...the music of Ms. Carpenter is an unclassifiable hybrid of pop, folk and country...”—The New York Times

Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a series of intimate shows this fall alongside pianist Jon Carroll and multi-instrumentalist John Doyle with special guest opener Tift Merritt. See below for complete tour details.

The acoustic tour caps off a whirlwind year for Carpenter, whose debut orchestral record, Songs from the Movie, was released in January to widespread acclaim. Recorded at Air Studios in London, the album was arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza (Sting, Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Elvis Costello, Björk, Joni Mitchell) and was produced by Carpenter and Mendoza along with Matt Rollings (Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett). Featured on the album are new interpretations of ten beloved songs by Carpenter, including “Between Here and Gone” and “Come On Come On.”

In addition to the acoustic tour, Carpenter will continue to perform select orchestral concerts this fall, including a very special show at Royal Albert Hall with the The London Concert Orchestra on September 29. Of Carpenter’s recent performances at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, The New York Times praises, “…the orchestral version were open-ended and rhapsodic yet reticent, conjuring emotional subtleties like film scores,” while The Hollywood Reporter asserts, “…a stirring evening of music that provided a rich re-imagining of her lyrically emotive songs.” In the past year, Carpenter has also performed alongside the L.A. Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

Over the course of her career, Carpenter has recorded 13 albums and has sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal.

For further information please contact Asha Goodman (615.320.7753) or Carla Sacks (212.741.1000) at Sacks & Co.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER FALL ORCHESTRAL TOUR
*with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra
†with The London Concert and special guest Benjamin Scheuer
‡with Royal Northern Sinfonia and special guest Benjamin Scheuer
#with Manchester Camerata and special guest Benjamin Scheuer
**with The Festival Orchestra and special guest Benjamin Scheuer


September 21 /// New Albany, OH /// Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center*
September 29 /// London, UK /// Royal Albert Hall†
September 30 /// Gateshead, UK /// The Sage Gateshead‡
October 1 /// Manchester, UK /// Bridgewater Hall#
October 2 /// Edinburgh, UK /// Usher Hall**

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER FALL ACOUSTIC TOUR
††with special guest Tift Merritt

October 10 /// Santa Barbara, CA /// Lobero Theatre††
October 11 /// Thousand Oaks, CA /// Fred Kavli Theatre††
October 12 /// Cerritos, CA /// Cerritos Center for the Arts††
October 14 & 15 /// Berkeley, CA /// Freight & Salvage (SOLD OUT)
October 16 /// Chico, CA /// Laxon Auditorium††
October 22 /// Westbury, NY /// The Space at Westbury††
October 23 /// Tarrytown, NY /// Tarrytown Music Hall††
October 24 /// Northampton, MA /// Calvin Theatre††
October 25 /// Hartford, CT /// Infinity Hall††
October 26 /// Lebanon, NH /// Lebanon Opera House††
November 7 /// Clearwater, FL /// Capitol Theatre††
November 8 /// Melbourne, FL /// King Center††
November 9 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Florida Theatre
November 10 /// Newberry, SC /// Newberry Opera House††
November 11 /// Durham, SC /// Carolina Theater††
November 13 /// Florence, SC /// Francis Marion Performing Arts Center††
November 15 /// Bristol, TN /// Paramount Center for the Arts
November 18 /// Wilmington, DE /// Grand Opera House††
November 19 /// Ridgefield, CT /// Ridgefield Playhouse††
November 20 /// West Long Branch, NJ /// Pollack Theatre††
November 21 & 22 /// Rockport, MA /// Shalin Liu Performance Center††