Diggin’ Bonnie Raitt in 2016

Bonnie Raitt returns to the road for a March-April tour in support of her new album, Dig In Deep.  Opening for the awesome lady will be the five-piece ensemble The California Honeydrops.

Photo: Vince Bucci/Invision/AP
Performing at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles.

Arriving Feb. 26 on Redwing Records, Dig In Deep is Raitt’s 20th album –  the latest in a line that began with her 1971 self-titled LP and includes her No. 1 1989 album Nick Of Time and 1991’s Luck Of The Draw.  You can bet that Raitt will serve up a generous helping of Dig In Deep during her 2016 travels.

“So much of the album is focused on what I want to do live,” Raitt said.  “I write and pick these songs so we can nail them on stage.”

You can preorder Dig In Deep beginning Nov. 6.

Backing Raitt on the shows will be her longtime touring band which also accompanied her on Dig In Deep.  Longtime fans will recognize James “Hutch” Hutchinson on bass; Ricky Fataar on drums and George Marinelli on guitar.  Keyboardist Mike Finnigan has been playing with Raitt since he joined her on the 2012-13 Slipstream tour.

Here are the dates:

March 12 – Albany, N.Y., Palace Theatre
March 13 – Rochester, N.Y., Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre
March 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
March 16 – Detroit, Mich., Detroit Opera House
March 18 – St. Louis, Mo., Peabody Opera House
March 19 – Louisville, Ky., The Louisville Palace Theatre
March 22 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
March 23 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
March 25 – Philadelphia, Pa., Verizon Hall
March 26 – Washington, D.C., The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
March 29 – Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre
April 1 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
April 2 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
April 17 – Portland, Ore., Keller Auditorium
April 20 – Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre
April 22 – Reno, Nev., Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
April 23 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
April 26 – Dallas, Texas, Margot & Bill Winspear Opera House
April 27 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
April 29 – Houston, Texas, Revention Music Center
May 3 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
May 4 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium

Expect additional dates to be announced.

Presales for Raitt’s fan community begin Nov. 10.  General onsales launch Nov. 13.  Ticket options include special benefit seats and packages in which you can preorder Dig In Deep

As in years past, Raitt is working with the Guacamole Fund and will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased to grassroots local, regional, and national organizations whose focus is on safe and sustainable energy, social justice and human rights, environmental protection and music education.  Head over to BonnieRaitt.com for more information.