Having The Shadowboxers back Amy Ray and Emily means electrified versions of selections from the Indigo Girls’ 25-plus year career, including their latest album, Beauty Queen Sister.
But not all upcoming dates are with The Shadowboxers. The Indigo Girls are doing their first-ever symphony tour for which they’ve enlisted musical arrangers Sean O’Loughlin (Chris Isaak, Feist, The Decemberists, Josh Ritter) and Stephen Barber (Rosanne Cash, Alejandro Escovedo, John Legend) to write the orchestral charts.
While most symphony dates take place before the run with The Shadowboxers, the Indigo Girls have no plans of discontinuing the shows, having recently booked a gig with the Oregon Symphony for October and one with the Louisville Orchestra for early 2013.
Here’s the schedule followed by information on which shows are with orchestras and which ones are with The Shadowboxers:
Aug. 29 – Dallas, Texas, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Sept. 7 – Mankato, Minn., Riverfront Park (Pride Fest)
Sept. 12 – Seattle, Wash., Benaroya Hall
Sept. 14 – Atlanta, Ga., Atlanta Botanical Garden
Sept. 21 – Birmingham, Ala., Alabama Theatre
Sept. 28 – Buffalo, N.Y., Kleinhans Music Hall
Oct. 18 – Charlotte, N.C., McGlohon Theater
Oct. 19 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct. 20 – Baltimore, Md., Rams Head Live!
Oct. 21 – Collingswood, N.J., Scottish Rite Auditorium
Oct. 23 – Harrisburg, Pa., Whitaker Center
Oct. 25 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Oct. 26 – Montclair, N.J., Wellmont Theatre
Oct. 27 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
Oct. 28 – Concord, N.H., Capitol Center For The Arts
Oct. 30 – Ithaca, N.Y., State Theatre
Nov. 1 – Cleveland, Ohio, PlayhouseSquare
Nov. 2 – Bloomington, Ind., Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Nov. 3 – Aurora, Ill., Paramount Theatre
Nov. 4 – Iowa City, Iowa, The Englert Theatre
Nov. 9 – Portland, Ore., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
March 30 – Louisville, Ky., Whitney Hall
Symphony dates are Aug. 29, Sept. 12, 21, 28, Nov. 9 and March 30. Dates with The Shadowboxers are Sept. 14, Oct. 18-30 and Nov. 3. Click here for more information.