“...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 spring with special guests Aoife O’Donovan and Lúnasa. 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, including shows with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony Pops and the Kansas City Symphony. 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.” Additionally, last fall, Carpenter performed a series of special shows in the U.K, including a date at Royal Albert Hall with the London Concert Orchestra. In the past year, she 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.

*with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and conductor Vince Mendoza
†with the Charlotte Symphony Pops and conductor Vince Mendoza
‡with the Kansas City Symphony and conductor Vince Mendoza
with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
#with special guest Aoife O’Donovan
**with special guest Lúnasa

(additional dates to be announced)

March 5 /// Newport News, VA /// Ferguson Center for the Arts*
March 7 /// Charlotte, NC /// Belk Theater†
May 8 /// Kansas City, MO /// Helzberg Hall – Kauffman Center‡


March 26 /// New Orleans, LA /// Civic Theatre#
March 27 /// Galveston, TX /// The Grand 1894 Opera House#
March 28 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Bass Performance Hall#
March 29 /// New Braunfels, TX /// Brauntex Theatre#
March 30 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// OCCC Performance Hall#
April 1 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Lensic Performing Arts Center#
April 2 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The MIM Theatre#
April 3 /// Flagstaff, AZ /// Orpheum Theater#
April 4 /// Tucson, AZ /// Fox Tucson Theatre#
April 5 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The MIM Music Theater#
April 16 /// Collingswood, NJ /// Scottish Rite Auditorium**
April 17 /// Jim Thorpe, PA /// Penns Peak**
April 18 /// Bethel, NY /// Bethel Woods Event Gallery**
April 19 /// Derry, NH /// Stockbridge Theatre**
April 20 /// Waterville, ME /// Waterville Opera House**
April 22 /// New York, NY /// Town Hall**
April 23 /// Troy, NY /// Troy Savings Bank Music Hall**
April 24 /// Geneva, NY /// The Smith Opera House**
April 25 /// Princeton, NJ /// McCarter Theatre Center**
April 26 /// Frederick, MD /// Weinberg Center for the Arts**
April 29 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark**
April 30 /// Cleveland, OH /// Trinity Cathedral**
May 1 /// Skokie, IL /// North Shore Center for the Performing Arts**
May 2 /// Minneapolis, MN /// State Theatre
June 26 /// Hyannis, MA /// Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 27 /// Cohasset, MA /// South Shore Music Circus