Norah Jones will be hitting the road in support of her just-released third album, Not Too Late, beginning in April. The first leg of her tour stops in 22 cities in the U.S. and Canada, opening in Wallingford, CT.
Not Too Late is the all-time most pre-ordered album in Amazon's history and has to be considered a mortal lock to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts. Based on the release schedules I have seen, NTL might sit on the #1 perch for some time. Having listened to the album several times now, I will lose all faith in humanity if it doesn't. Well, I would if I still had any faith in humanity but I think you get the idea.
The release of Not Too Late finds Jones recording her first album without legendary producer Arif Mardin, who passed away in 2006. This is also the first album to feature only songs written or co-written by Jones. The first two records helmed by Mardin and featuring writing contributions from several sources were hugely successful in commercial and critical terms. What impact did these changes have to the formula? Stay tuned as BC Magazine and BC Network site The Mondo Project will be bringing you multiple looks at the first major release of 2007.
TMP has already issued a work-in-progress, "First Thoughts" column and discussion. Two words from those first thoughts, according to TMP'er and BC Magazine senior music writer Mark Saleski, "indescribably beautiful."
Norah Jones Spring 2007 Tour Dates:
- Wallingford, CT Chevy Theatre (April 13)
- Boston, MA Orpheum (14)
- Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium (15)
- Providence, RI Performing Arts Center (17)
- New York, NY Madison Square Garden (18)
- Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre (20)
- Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Casino (21)
- Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall (23)
- Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium (24)
- Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium (26)
- Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (27)
- New Orleans, LA Jazz and Heritage Festival (28)
- Birmingham, AL BJCC (30)
- Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre (May 1)
- St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre (2)
- Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre (4)
- Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre (5)
- Minneapolis. MN Orpheum Theatre (6)
- Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre (8)
- Cleveland, OH The State Theatre at Playhouse Square (9)
- Toronto, Ontario Massey Hall (11)
- Montreal, Quebec St. Denis Theatre (12)