On the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling Ingénue album and the huge hit “Constant Craving”, which launched her into stardom around the world, k.d. lang is about to hit the road solo across Canada. Fans in 17 cities coast to coast, from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, NL, will have the pleasure of experiencing lang live as she brings her singular singing style to classics from her 30 year repertoire. These memorable evenings take place over 23 shows from August 12 to September 19, 2017, in a tour presented by AEG Live.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10am local time. Fan club members can purchase tickets during the presale as of Thursday, March 2 at 10 am local time. Tickets are available at AEGLive.com.
2017 is a landmark year for lang, as it represents the 25th anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking Ingénue album and the 150th anniversary of Canada. The convergence of these two anniversaries is momentous for the singer, as she’s an important part of the fabric of music in Canada, thanks to her original music, the music that’s inspired her and the music of other artists that she has covered in her own unique renditions. As a result of her deep connection to Canadian music, she’s been invited to be one of Canada’s 150th Ambassadors.
Fans excited for the tour know she is renowned for her live shows, prompting the New York Times’ Stephen Holden to observe: “Few singers command such perfection of pitch. Her voice, at once beautiful and unadorned and softened with a veil of smoke, invariably hits the middle of a note and remains there”.
As part of this new tour, in addition to performing songs from Ingénue, lang will perform hits from her 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel, which featured lang singing the songs that define her country by fellow Canadians, including: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, Ron Sexsmith, and Bruce Cockburn.
Here are the 2017 tour dates:
Saturday August 12 - Victoria, BC, Royal Theatre
Sunday, August 13 - Victoria, BC, Royal Theatre
Wednesday August 16 - Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre
Thursday August 17 - Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre
Saturday August 19 - Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sunday August 20 - Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Tuesday August 22 - Saskatoon, SK, TCU Place
Wednesday August 23 - Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Thursday August 24 - Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Saturday August 26 - Regina, SK, Conexus Arts Centre
Sunday August 27 - Winnipeg, MB, Burton Cummings Theatre
Wednesday August 30 - Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Thursday August 31 - Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Saturday September 2 - Montreal, QC, Place des Arts - Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Sunday September 3 - Quebec, QC, Grand Théâtre de Québec
Thursday September 7 - Moncton, NB, Casino New Brunswick
Friday September 8 - Charlottetown, PEI, Eastlink Centre Charlottetown
Saturday September 9 - Halifax, NS, Scotiabank Centre
Monday September 11 - Sydney, NS, Centre 200
Thursday September 14 - St John's, NL, Mile One Centre
Saturday September 16 - Ottawa, ON, National Arts Centre Fundraising Gala **
Sunday September 17 - Ottawa, ON, National Arts Centre
Tuesday September 19 - Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)
** The National Arts Centre Fundraising Gala includes the NAC orchestra performing alongside k.d. lang. The Gala also includes a meet & greet and dinner. This is the only tour date to include these additions to the program.
Tickets on sale at each venue and at all usual outlets. Fan Club pre-sale begins Thursday, March 2 at 10 am.