Joan Baez announces North American tour featuring Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, and more |


Joan Baez announces North American tour featuring Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, and more

The run will celebrate her 75th birthday.

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Joan Baez is headlining an 18-city North American tour that will kick off Jan. 27 at New York’s Beacon Theatre, the folk musician announced Wednesday.

That first concert will double as a birthday celebration for Baez, who turned 75 Jan. 9, and will feature appearances by David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson, and Nano Stern. For those who can’t make it, the entire show will later air on PBS as part of their Great Performance series.

Baez is teaming up with Amnesty International for the tour to raise awareness of human rights issues. “I am pleased once again to be joining forces with Amnesty International, this time on the critical and urgent issue of racial and ethnic disparities of incarceration, right here in the United States,” she said in a statement. She’s previously partnered with Amnesty International for tours, and received their Ambassador of Conscience Award along with Ai Weiwei in 2015.

See Baez’s full list of tour dates below.

Jan. 27: New York, NY
Jan. 30: Ann Arbor, MI
Feb. 27: Toronto, ON
Feb. 28: Ithaca, NY
March 1: Concord, NH
March 3: New Haven, CT
March 5: Burlington, VT
March 6: Englewood, NJ
March 8: Red Bank, NJ
March 9: Frederick, MD
March 12: Lexington, KY
March 16: Charleston, SC
March 17: Atlanta, GA
March 19: Birmingham, AL
March 20: Durham, NC
March 23: Wilmington, DE
March 25: Albany, NY
March 26: Buffalo, NY