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Mary Chapin Carpenter Confirms Extensive 2020 Tour

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on an extensive tour this summer including a series of headline performances—including a special concert at Wolf Trap on August 22—as well as an extensive run of shows with Sugarland as part of their THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR 2020. Additionally, in April, Carpenter will resume her intimate duo shows with longtime friend and collaborator Shawn Colvin. See below for the complete tour itinerary.  

The tours support Carpenter’s new full-length album, produced by Ethan Johns and recorded at the U.K.’s Real World Studios, which will be released this spring. Additional details will be announced soon.

The forthcoming project is Carpenter’s first album of new material in five years. Most recently, Carpenter released a new single, “Our Man Walter Cronkite,” which was produced by Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff) and recorded at Colorado Sound Studios. Of the song, Carpenter shares, “Growing up, Walter Cronkite was in our house Monday through Friday, presenting the news as The Most Trusted Man In America, as he was known in his time. My parents raised us to believe that people in jobs like Cronkite’s told the truth; they raised us to believe in a world that reaches out to those who need help, that does not turn away from those less fortunate, or homeless, or those forced to leave their country because of the threat of violence, poverty and persecution. The arms were there to hold them, the eyes to see them, and the hearts of the world were there to love them. Because that was the right thing. It’s a different time now. I miss my parents, and I miss Walter Cronkite.”

Prior to her summer headline shows, Carpenter will join Shawn Colvin on a series of intimate duo tour dates this spring. The newly announced shows will kick off April 3 at Clearwater, FL’s Capitol Theatre and will span through April 11 at Chattanooga’s Walker Theatre. Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 21. See below for complete details. Longtime friends for over 30 years, Carpenter and Colvin toured together throughout the fall of 2019—to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie. Of a recent concert, the Charleston City Paper praises, “their abiding bond is our musical reward…[Carpenter and Colvin] not only complement each other musically, they draw one another out on stage. Cheerful co-conspirators, they shine in their own buddy movie.”

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold over 15 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Carpenter’s most recent release, Sometimes Just the Sky, a celebration of her acclaimed 30-year recording career, features new versions of some of the singer’s most beloved songs plus one newly penned track. Of the music, Billboard praises “…the new rendition features not only different flavors and textures created by the players but also a deeper meaning within the lyrics, which hold up 30 years later.”

April 3—Clearwater, FL—Capitol Theatre  
April 4—Key West, FL—Sunset Green Lawn
April 5—Fort Lauderdale, FL—Parker Playhouse
April 7—Greensboro, NC— The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro
April 8—Charlotte, NC—Belk Theater
April 9—Cincinnati, OH—Memorial Hall
April 10—Knoxville, TN—The Bijou Theatre
April 11—Chattanooga, TN—The Walker Theatre
on-sale now 
June 4—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage 
June 5—Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview 
June 6—Hartford, CT—Xfinity Theatre 
June 12—The Woodlands, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman 
June 13—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion 
June 14—Austin, TX—Germania Insurance Amphitheater 
June 18—Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater 
June 19—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion 
June 20—Chula Vista, CA—North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre 
June 25—Wheatland, CA—Toyota Amphitheatre 
June 26—Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre 
June 27—Irvine, CA—FivePoint Amphitheatre 
July 10—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center 
July 11—Camden, NJ—BB&T Pavilion 
July 12—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 
July 16—Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center 
July 18—Bangor, ME—Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion 
July 19—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 
July 23—Burgettstown, PA—S&T Bank Music Park 
July 24—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre 
July 25—Milwaukee, WI—American Family Insurance Amphitheater 
July 31—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 
on-sale dates vary, check local listings 
June 16—Denver, CO—Botanic Gardens
August 10—Rockport, MA—Shalin Liu Performance Center
August 11—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center
August 12—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center
August 14—Portland, ME—State Theatre
August 16—Ridgefield, CT—Ridgefield Playhouse
August 17—Ridgefield, CT—Ridgefield Playhouse
August 20— Kennett Square, PA—Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre
August 21— Chautauqua, NY—Chautauqua Institution
August 22—Vienna, VA—Wolf Trap

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