When Jackson Browne hits the road this summer, he’ll be doing it with just his acoustic guitar slung across his chest and a piano at his fingertips — oh, and his effortless charm and storytelling tendencies. Browne’s been known for intimate shows that vary each night, highlighting different parts of his illustrious discography and sharing tales of his political activism.
The 1970s-bred singer-songwriter behind “The Pretender” has just announced a solo acoustic tour that kicks off July 14 in Charlotte, N.C. and makes its way across America for a month. The tour ends just outside of rock’n’roll’s capital, Cleveland, on August 15. The full list of tour dates is below.
For the tour, Browne will bring along singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins of the band Nickel Creek.
Browne’s most recent studio album is 2008’s Time the Conqueror, though he’s stayed busy in the last year with contributions to high-profile compilations like the Chimes of Freedom tribute to Bob Dylan and a benefit album for the Occupy Wall Street movement. He’s also made appearances at a number of tribute concerts, like Carnegie Hall’s Rolling Stones Hot Rocks concert and Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday.
Additionally, Browne will open for Glen Campbell’s final L.A. concert on June 24 and will perform at the Newport Folk Festival on July 29.
July 14 Charlotte, N.C., Belk Theater
July 15 North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center July 17 Greenville, S.C., Peace Center Amphitheatre July 18 Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium July 20 Richmond, Va., Carpenter Theatre At Richmond CenterStage July 22 Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center July 23 Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap July 25 Philadelphia, Pa., Academy Of Music July 26 Floyd, Va., FloydFest July 29 Newport, R.I., Newport Folk Fest July 30 Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion Aug. 1 Holyoke, Mass., Mountain Park Aug. 3 New York City, N.Y., Beacon Theatre Aug. 5 West Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth University Aug. 7 Shippensburg, Pa., H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center Aug. 9 Williamsport, Pa., Community Arts Center Aug. 11 Cincinnati, Ohio, PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Aug. 12 Louisville, Ky., Whitney Hall Aug. 14 Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre Aug. 15 Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Cain Park
Ticket on-sales begin May 4 (for the Charlotte, Richmond, Gilford, Holyoke, West Long Beach and Cleveland Heights shows) and continue through the month, with an on-sale date for Indianapolis’ show yet to be announced. Tickets to the Philadelphia show go on sale May 5; Durham on May 11; Greenville on May 12; North Charleston, Nashville, New York City, Cincinnati and Louisville on May 18.
–Jillian Mapes, CBS Local