Blind Boys of Alabama Tour


Blind Boys of Alabama
Four time GRAMMY Awards winners Blind Boys of Alabama are plotting a national tour in support of their new album Down In New Orleans (January 29/Time Life). To kick off the tour, the group will join an all-star lineup of Gospel music legends including Dixie Hummingbirds, Chuck Campbell, and the McIntosh County Shouters in the National Heritage Masters: Gospel Caravan concert January 25. The tour also sees the band sharing bills with Mavis Staples and Taj Mahal.

Blind Boys' concerts are joyous celebrations. The Boston Globe observed earlier this month, "In concert, the Blind Boys of Alabama still raise up their bluesy hallelujahs to rarefied soul-groove highs." In a recent concert review, The Boston Herald said, "[The] Blind Boys wow... the night was as solid as a rock."

They may be from Alabama but they've been spending time in the Crescent City. The Blind Boys' new album Down In New Orleans, their first in three years, will be released January 29, 2008 on the Time Life Music label.

The Blind Boys of Alabama are Jimmy Carter, Eric 'Ricky' McKinnie, Joey Williams, Caleb 'Bobby' Butler, Tracy Pierce, Billy Bowers and Ben Moore.

Tour Dates
12/20/2007 Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Davis, CA
12/21/2007 Washington Center for the Performing Arts Olympia, WA
12/23/2007 Mount Baker Theatre Bellingham, WA
01/25/2008 New York City Center New York, NY (w/ Gospel Caravan)
01/26/2008 Bearsville Theatre Woodstock, NY
02/06/2008 Attucks Theater Norfolk, VA
02/08/2008 Duke University Durham, NC (w/ Mavis Staples)
02/10/2008 Carnival Center Miami, FL (w/ Mavis Staples)
02/12/2008 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
02/13/2008 The Kent Stage Kent, OH
02/15/2008 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
02/16/2008 Mayo Civic Center Rochester, MN
02/22/2008 Jacoby Hall Jacksonville, FL
02/23/2008 Jacoby Hall Jacksonville, FL
03/07/2008 Knitting Factory Los Angeles, CA
03/08/2008 Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
03/09/2008 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
03/14/2008 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
03/15/2008 Stanford Lively Arts Stanford, CA
03/16/2008 Gallo Center for The Arts Modesto, CA
03/20/2008 Savannah Music Festival Savannah, GA (w/ Adolphus Bell)
05/23/2008 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB (w/ Taj Mahal)
05/24/2008 Esplanade Center Medicine Hat, ALB (w/ Taj Mahal)
05/25/2008 Winspear Centre Edmonton, AB (w/ Taj Mahal)
05/26/2008 Jack Singer Concert Hall Calgary, AB (w/ Taj Mahal)
05/28/2008 Royal Theatre Victoria, BC (w/ Taj Mahal)
05/29/2008 Centre for Performing Arts Vancouver, BC (w/ Taj Mahal)
05/30/2008 Casino Regina Regina, SK

[Published on: 12/20/07]

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Shmo-Kaine starstarstar Fri 12/21/2007 09:03AM
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These guys are just good old easy listening. Are they really all blind though? either way their good.