Sometime next year Wynonna Judd will release her eighth solo record, an as-yet-untitled collection of “mournful, raw, primal sounds that come from the guts of music.” She wrote the new songs with her husband, Cactus Moser, whose motorcycle accident in August 2012 forced the couple to take some time out of the spotlight to recover, reflect and effectively restart Judd’s career.
Judd says she’s no longer chasing radio hits or worrying about current trends, and when her band hits the road in January 2015 for the “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour, they’ll focus on cozy, intimate rooms rather than the larger venues Judd (often with her mother Naomi as the Judds) has been playing since the mid-Eighties.
The tour launches on January 14th at the Carolina Theatre, a 1,000-seat auditorium in Durham, North Carolina, before hitting up a string of historic venues across the country, including the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, and the Paramount Arts Center in Judd’s hometown of Ashland, Kentucky. The trek wraps up on March 8the. Judd will be backed by a three-piece band for all the dates, including Moser on drums.
Here’s the full tour itinerary:
1/14 Durham, North Carolina — Carolina Theatre
1/15 Alexandria, Virginia — The Birchmere
1/16 Ashland, Kentucky — Paramount Arts Center
1/17 Louisville, Kentucky — Brown Theatre
1/29 Wabash, Indiana — Honeywell Center
1/30 Youngstown, Ohio — Stambaugh Auditorium
1/31 Merrillville, Indiana — Star Plaza Theatre
2/6 Boise — Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
2/7 Lewiston, Idaho — Clearwater River Casino Event Center
2/12 Campbell, California — Heritage Theatre
2/14 La Mirada, California — La Mirada Theatre
2/16 Beaver Creek, Colorado — Vilar Performing Arts Center
2/19 Salina, Kansas — Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
2/26 Lancaster, Pennsylvania — American Music Theatre
2/27 Westbury, New York — Theatre at Westbury
2/28 Verona, New York — Turning Stone Casino Resort
3/5 Williamsport, Pennsylvania — Community Arts Center
3/6 Ridgefield, Connecticut — Ridgefield Playhouse
3/7 Niagara Falls, New York — Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
3/8 Boston — Wilbur Theatre