The Lantern Tour: Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne Team For Border Families

Americanfest Pre-Grammy Salute To Emmylou Harris
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– Americanfest Pre-Grammy Salute To Emmylou Harris

Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, Steve Earle and Graham Nash are teaming for The Lantern Tour, an Oct. 23-28 run to stand with families seeking safety at the U.S. border. 

“The Women’s Refugee Commission is at the front lines – at the border and in detention centers –  to protect the rights and lives of women and children fleeing danger and crisis,” the tour announcement states. “The concerts will feature an evening of acoustic music by legends in the music industry that will allow us all to unite our voices in song and solidarity. Proceeds will go to benefit the Women’s Refugee Commission.”
Shows will take place at Nashville’s City Winery, the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, N.J., Boston’s Orpheum Theatre and The Town Hall in New York. 
The artist lineup will vary per show, with the announcement specifying that not all artists will perform at all dates.

The Women’s Refugee Commission pulls no punches stating its political views: “From separating families to detaining them to making it harder for people to claim asylum, migrant and refugee families – including children – are under attack by the Trump administration.” It also promotes the hashtag #endfamilyseparation. 
Many prominent artists have spoken out the border troubles, including Pink, Madonna, Katy Perry, T.I., and Willie Nelson, who invited President Trump to join him to visit a detention facility.
Browne has had a busy 2018, with a slew of dates in North America as well as Australia, including two shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York May 17-18, which sold out with 5,562 tickets and $576,657 grossed. He has dates through August on the West Coast, wrapping at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
Emmylou Harris also played the Beacon Theatre recently, as part of Love Rocks NYC featuring Allen Stone, Cheap Trick, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty and many others March 15, which sold 2,762 tickets and grossed $336,251.