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Joni Mitchell Plans Orchestra-Backed Tour Print-ready version

by Colin Devenish
April 3, 2000

TNT will air tribute to Mitchell on April 16.

Veteran folk singer Joni Mitchell will circle the states with a full orchestra this spring in support of her new album, "Both Sides Now." Mitchell's outing begins May 12 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, and will last 12 dates in all, including a two-night stop at Madison Square Garden in New York.

"Both Sides Now" features updated and expanded versions of such standards as "Stormy Weather" and "You're My Thrill," as well her own "A Case of You." Mitchell described the recording sessions in Pro QB magazine:

"It was thrilling to work with a really big orchestra with seventy-one people playing harmony--playing with such emotional engagement. They weren't reading the Wall Street Journal behind their sheet music. They crowded into the playback room--they wept through 'Both Sides…'"

On April 16, TNT will air an all-star tribute to Mitchell, featuring Elton John, Bryan Adams, k.d. lang, Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson and Chaka Khan, as well as Mitchell herself.

[Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of 04/3/2000. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist web sites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]

12 - Los Angeles, CA -Greek Theater
13 - Concord, CA - Chronicle Pavilion @ Concord
17 - West Palm Beach, FL - Mars Music Amphitheatre
19 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
22, 23 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
25 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
27 - Wallingford, CT - SNET Oakdale Theatre
28 - Boston, MA - FleetBoston Pavilion
30 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
31 - Clarkston, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre

2 - Camden, NJ - Blockbuster-Sony Center

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