Patty Griffin’s Spring/Summer Plans

Patty Griffin will be one busy artist during the coming months.  The singer/songwriter/musician as engagements on both sides of the Atlantic as she ventures forth in support of her new album, American Kid.

Photo: AP Photo / Austin American-Statesman
Austin Music Awards, Austin Music Hall, SXSW , Austin, TX

Co-produced by Craig Ross and Griffin, American Kid drops May 7, marking the artist’s seventh studio album and her first for New West.  Griffin has said that much of the material on the album “was written to honor” her father.

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Griffin was joined by a few friends on American Kid, namely North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther and Cody Dickinson.  Robert Plant, who Griffin performed with on the rock legend’s Band Of Joy album and tour, contributed vocals to the album’s first single, “Ohio,” as well as tracks “Faithful Son” and “Highway Song.”

Griffin’s touring plans have her playing shows in the U.S. and  Canada from late May through  June.  The artist will spend the last half of July performing in the United Kingdom.  So far, Griffin has one post-U.K. date on her schedule, a mid-August gig at the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest in Lyons, Colo. 

Here’s Griffin’s updated schedule:

May 31 – Asheville, NC  The Orange Peel
June 1 – Saxapahaw, N.C., Haw River Ballroom
June 2 – Alexandria, Va., Birchmere
June 3 – Alexandria, Va., Birchmere
June 5 – Brooklyn, N.Y.  Prospect Park Bandshell (
Celebrate Brooklyn! Perf. Arts Fest)
June 6 – Philadelphia, Pa., Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center
June  7 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
June 11 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
June 12 – Chicago, Ill., Athenaeum Theatre
June 13 – Minneapolis, Minn., Pantages Theatre
June 15 – Bozeman, Mont., Wilson Theatre
June 18 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Chan Centre For The Perf. Arts
June 19 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
June 20 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
June 23 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
June 25 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
July 19 – Gateshead, United Kingdom, The Sage Gateshead
July 20 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Royal Northern College Of Music
July 21 – Perth, United Kingdom, Perth Theatre
July 23 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, The Stables
July 24 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, Glee Club
July 25 – London, United Kingdom, Union Chapel
July 26 – Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds (
Cambridge Folk Festival)
Aug. 17 – Lyons, Colo., Rocky Mt. Folks Fest.

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Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Ill.

Some shows are already on sale.  Pre-sales for Vancouver begin May 8., Toronto and Los Angeles May 9.  General onsales for all three cities begin May 10.  Check out for more information.