Bonnie Raitt Returns To Red Rocks In August


Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 26th
Tickets: $39-75-$79.75
Public On-Sale: 2/24 @ 10am
KBCO Pre-Sale: 2/23 @ 10am

2012 is shaping up to be the year of Bonnie Raitt. On the heels of releasing Slipstream, a bold, soulful effort that marks her first studio release in seven years (April 10, Redwing Records), Raitt embarks on the first leg of her 70-date tour on May 1.

Raitt’s reinvented version of Gerry Rafferty’s hit “Right Down The Line,” is the first single from Slipstream and has “just the right note of rueful worldly wisdom – and on her guitar solo, she shreds” (Rolling Stone). The single is currently racing up the AAA radio chart, breaking into the Top 20 in less than 2 weeks and becoming the most added track at the format well in advance of its official radio launch date on February 13.

Hear “Right Down the Line” now on

Full of heated guitar solos and Raitt’s trademark slide guitar, Slipstream is available for presale today at iTunes and Amazon. Called a Best Bet for 2012 by Billboard Magazine, the album will hit all major music retailers nationwide on April 10, including 7,500 Starbucks in North America who will also feature the album track “Down To You” as their “Pick of the Week.”

On tour, Marc Cohn will join Raitt as the opening act for the first month of shows on the first leg, with Mavis Staples set to open the latter dates. Raitt will be accompanied by her longtime touring band of James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), with the new addition of Mike Finnigan (Joe Cocker, CSN, Etta James, Jimi Hendrix) on keyboards.

Said Raitt of her band, “They’re all incredibly talented and we fit like a glove…we’ve got a great thing going and can’t wait to get back out on the road.”

A lifelong activist, Raitt also provides benefit tickets for charity at every concert, and as well invites local non-profit organizations to share information about their work with concertgoers. For more information on Special Benefit Seating, go to

Bonnie Raitt 2012 Tour Dates

May 1 – Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino (on sale now)
May 3 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino (on sale now)
May 4 – Vinton, LA – Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino (on sale 02/27)
May 6 – New Orleans, LA – Jazz & Heritage Festival (on sale now)
May 8 – Meridian, MS – MSU Riley Center for Education and the Performing Arts* (on sale 02/20)
May 9 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre* (on sale now)
May 12 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium* (SOLD OUT)
May 13 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center* (on sale now)
May 14 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre* (on sale now)
May 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall* (pre-sale 2/23, on sale 2/24)
May 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant* (on sale now)
May 19 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
May 18 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre* (pre-sale 2/23, on-sale 2/25)
May 22 – Midland, MI – Midland Center for the Arts* (on sale 04/02)
May 23 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre*  (on sale now)
May 25 – Ann Arbor, MI – Hill Auditorium* (on sale 04/09)
May 26 – Toronto, ONT – Massey Hall* (on sale now)
May 27 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
May 30 – Hampton Beach, NH – Casino Ballroom (on sale now)
May 31 – Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium* (on sale now)
June 2 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre* (on sale now)
June 3 – Burlington, VT – Burlington Discover Jazz Festival* (on sale 03/19)
June 8 – Holyoke, MA – Mountain Park+  (on sale now)
June 9 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena+ (on sale 03/09)
June 12 – Charlottesville, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion+ (on sale 04/06)
June 13 – Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Harbor Center Pavilion+ (on sale now)
June 14 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap+ (on sale 03/24)
June 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music+ (on sale 4/13)
June 17 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion+ (on sale now)
June 20 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre+ (on sale now)
June 21 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre+ (on sale now, special fan sale 2/21)
June 23 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion+ (pre-sale 2/23, on sale 2/27)
June 24 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent+ (on sale 03/03)
Aug 18 – Kettering , OH – Fraze Pavilion+ (on sale now)
Aug 26 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre+ (pre-sale 2/22, on sale 2/24)
* with Special Guest Marc Cohn

+ with Special Guest Mavis Staples