After her Saturday Night Live debut in 2021, Brandi Carlile has announced her Beyond These Silent Days Tour. The summer 2022 tour will feature special guests and longtime bandmates Ani DeFranco, Brittany Howard, Celisse, Indigo Girls, Lake Street Drive, Lucius, Sarah McLachlan and Allison Russell.
The tour begins at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, with Sarah McLachlan, Lucius and Celisse. A special guest will be featured at almost every location – click here to see who’s coming to your city.
Revitalized in multicolored costumes inspired by 1950s Elvis, Carlile brings old-school rock and roll glamor and pairs it perfectly with her American roots in her new album “In These Silent Days”.
Carlile told Apple Music that his 7th studio album was written in quiet reflection in the woods near his cabin in the Cascades. As a traveling artist during the COVID-19 crisis, Carlile and other touring artists have retreated to their homes, away from the crowds and the hectic pace of their everyday musical world.
“I realized how much affirmation I get from strangers, other people, how addicted I’ve been since I was 8 – that life affirming response you get of an audience when you play,” she said.
Battling the calm of the woods, she said the calm, while necessary, was a difficult change of pace. During her time away from the stage, Carlile, perhaps reluctantly at times, began a new journey of self-discovery, eventually leading to the creation of her new album and the writing of her memoir and single “Broken Horses”. “.
“Broken Horses, the reason I named it after the book is because the book just unlocked so many emotions for me and gave me so much perspective and allowed me to not to be ashamed of how I felt,” she said.
“With Broken Horses I realized after reflection that I had a really righteous anger about how I grew up in this world as a queer person and how that affected my marriage, my family , my faith. And I wanted to shout a little about it.
Coming back to herself with the album, Carlile wants the album to be as much a process of exploration for the listener, to ignite her audience’s journey of self-reflection with a question, rather than a try to provide an answer or solution. for the hard times.
“That’s why it’s ‘In those silent days.’ It’s a question: what did you learn? what did you do with yourself? what did you lose? what happened to you in that time? I want to invite people to reflect because that this is a pivotal time in human history and a true spiritual upheaval for so many people in very positive and very negative, complicated ways.
Many locations are currently sold out and seating is limited – get your tickets here or on Carlile’s website.
Sat., June 11 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheater
Fri, June 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Sat., June 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Fri July 8 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sat. July 9 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sat. July 30 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Sat Aug 6 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Thu Aug 18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Fri, September 9 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sat. Sept. 10 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
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