Collins’ schedule kicks off March 15 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, Calif., and, so far, includes stops at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. (March 26), the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. (April 10), Birchmere in Alexandria, Va. (April 25), Town Hall in New York City (May 16), Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver (June 19), Skagit Valley Casino Resort in Bow, Wash. (June 27-28), Farthing Auditorium in Boone, N.C. (July 19), Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale, N.Y. (September 26), the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tenn. (October 25), Raymond Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Fla. (November 6) and the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in New York (November 15).

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The idea for Breed came from a casual compliment Collins received from another iconic female singer.

“It started because Chrissie Hynde said to me, ‘You know, one of my top 10 favorite songs is ‘My Father.’ And I thought, ‘Why don’t I get her to record that?'” Collins told Pollstar.

Singers contributing to the project, which is due this summer, include Joan Baez, Rufus Wainwright, Dolly Parton, Hynde, Dar Williams, Jimmy Webb, Shawn Colvin, Leonard Cohen, Arlo Guthrie, Amy Speace, The Webb Sisters and Puressence‘s James Mudriczki .

Collins admitted when she got a good look at the people who signed on to pay tribute to her, she was more than a little flattered.

“The list of performers – I’m just kind of blown away by it.”