Rhiannon Giddens Plans 2017 Spring and Summer Tour

Roots star will follow release of new album 'Freedom Highway' with headlining and festival dates

Rhiannon Giddens will tour the U.S. this spring and summer to support her new album 'Freedom Highway.' Credit: Josh Brasted/WireImage

Building on what looks to be a very big year for Rhiannon Giddens, the roots performer has announced a lengthy run of spring and summer tour dates. Following the release of her highly-anticipated new album Freedom Highway, Giddens will embark on a series of headlining shows, festival dates and supporting slots that will carry her through mid-August.

The trek will essentially begin with an April 28th performance at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, where Giddens is booked alongside mainstream stars like Dierks Bentley and traditional-leaning artists like Margo Price. Also included are three supporting dates in July on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul Tour, as well as appearances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. Singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah will support on a handful of dates. Her full itinerary appears below.

Giddens, who sings on Eric Church's topical hit "Kill a Word" and plays a starring role on the current season of Nashville, will release her new album Freedom Highway on February 24th. The collection mixes Giddens' originals like the New Orleans-influenced "Hey Bébé" with covers of the Staple Singers on the title track and Mississippi John Hurt's "The Angels Laid Him Away," taking time to examine longstanding racial divisions and find hope for better days ahead.

Rhiannon Giddens tour dates:

April 28 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach
April 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ MIM Music Theater (with Amythyst Kiah)
May 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center (with Amythyst Kiah)
May 3 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater (with Amythyst Kiah)
May 5 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest
May 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (with Amythyst Kiah)
May 7 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Memorial Hall (with Amythyst Kiah)
May 9 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre (with Amythyst Kiah)
May 11 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
May 13 – New York, NY @ Alice Tully Hall
May 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live Downstairs
June 8 – Greensboro, NC @ Carolina Theatre
June 9 – Charleston, SC @ Spoleto Festival USA
June 10 – Louisville, KY @ KCD Theater
June 11 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Blues Festival
June 22 – Owensboro, KY @ Romp
June 23 – Roanoke, VA @ Shaftman Performance Hall
June 24 – Katonah, NY @ American Roots Music Festival
July 21 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena (Soul2Soul Tour)
July 22 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena (Soul2Soul Tour)
July 23 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center (Soul2Soul Tour)
July 28 – Chautauqua, NY @ Chautauqua Amphitheater
July 30 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Aug. 1 – Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center
Aug. 4 – Newport, RI @ Newport Jazz Festival
Aug. 5 – Newport, RI @ Newport Jazz Festival
Aug. 6 – Albany, NY @ The Egg
Aug. 8 – Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head on Stage
Aug. 9 – Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art
Aug. 18 – Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival