Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel will be hitting the road in January 2009 for a solo acoustic headlining tour. The three-time Grammy nominee recently released her first country album and seventh career album, Perfectly Clear, in June 2008 which debuted at #1 on the Billboard country charts. Supporting her career launch into the country music mainstay, Jewel had quite a busy year in 2008. With numerous visits to country radio stations across the US, Jewel’s Top 15 country breakthrough single “Stronger Woman” posted more than 50,000 spins and earned the singer-songwriter a BDS Spin Award. Jewel also packed in a summer and fall tour with Brad Paisley, a judging seat on NBCâ€™s â€œNashville Starâ€ and was married to rodeo superstar Ty Murray in a private beach-side ceremony.
â€œI really enjoy performing acoustically and have been looking forward to doing these shows,â€ said Jewel. â€œIt gives me the chance to tell the stories behind my songs and connect with the fans in an intimate setting.â€
In addition to the tour dates, Jewel will be participating in the second annual A Kiss for CountrySM philanthropic campaign with Mary Kay Inc., the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 42nd Annual CMA Awards. The campaign aims to raise funds for domestic violence prevention through the sale of specially designed celebrity â€œkiss cardsâ€ on uBid.com from Nov. 11, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008. .
JEWEL 2009 TOUR DATES
Jan. 23 Windsor, ON Casino Windsor
Jan. 24 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle
Jan. 25 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza
Jan. 27 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake
Jan. 28 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
Jan. 29 Tulsa, OK Osage Casino
Jan. 30 Norman, OK Riverwind
Jan. 31 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
Feb. 3 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
Feb. 4 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
Feb. 5 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
Feb. 6 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
Feb. 7 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Music Box
Feb. 8 Bridgeport, CT The Klein
Additional show dates will be announced soon.
Jewel, hailed by The Times of London as “the most sparkling female singer-songwriter since Joni Mitchell,” has sold over 27 million albums worldwide, enjoying career longevity rare among her generation of artists. An acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet, actress and painter, Jewel has explored fresh musical avenues for more than a decade that have taken her from the simplicity of acoustic-driven folk to the embrace of rock, pop, country, blues, jazz and classical influences.
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