The tour has already kicked off – April 8 in New York – and looks to run through the end of August. Toward the middle of the outing, Vega will swap North American theatres for European ones – including a couple of festival appearances – and then return back home to wrap things up in August.

Although she hasn’t had an album of new work since 2001’s Songs In Red And Grey, Vega has kept steady on stage. She spent a little bit of time playing North American clubs – both on her own and as support to Jethro Tull – and hit Europe up for some summer fun. In 2001, she headlined a three-month tour.

Meanwhile, Vega has been busy trying out her radio show host hat. For 13 weeks, starting this month, she’ll host the American Mavericks Radio Program. The shows feature entertainment, stories and interviews from American composers such as Aaron Copeland, John Adams, Laurie Anderson and Charles Ives.