Mary Chapin Carpenter To Launch New Nationwide Tour This Summer

Mary Chapin Carpenter is celebrating the release of her new album Sometimes Just The Sky this summer with a new nationwide tour that will include stops at Aspen’s Belly Up, the Charleston Music Hall, and many others. Tickets for the newly-announced shows go on sale this Friday, March 2.

Sometimes Just The Sky is set for release March 30 and is available for pre-order now. The Lambent Light Records/ Thirty Tigers album is a celebration of Carpenter’s 30-year recording career and features new versions of some of her most-loved hits as well as one new song, the title track. Produced by Ethan Johns, the 13-track album was recorded live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios outside Bath, England.

The album’s first single, “Heroes and Heroines” was originally released on Carpenter’s Hometown Girl album in 1987, and was inspired during a visit to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Carpenter’s hometown of Washington, D.C. She recently told Billboard about the song: “I was looking up into the rafters at the aircraft they have hanging there. They have entire airplanes and rocket ships, and there was the Spirit of St. Louis hanging in the rafters, that was the inspiration, and then of course it became a meditation on where we are now. It resonates in a way now that is eerie to me. It’s even more relevant.”

Mary Chapin Carpenter Tour Dates:
June 16—Lenox, MA—Tanglewood Performing Arts Center
June 17—Pittsburgh, PA—Byham Theatre
June 18—Bloomington, IN—Buskirk Chumley Theater
June 20—Wichita, KS—Orpheum Theatre
June 21—Omaha, NE—Holland Performing Arts Center
June 22—Denver, CO—Denver Botanic Gardens
June 24—Aspen, CO—Belly Up
June 26—Sun Valley, ID—Sun Valley Resorts
July 12—Bayfield, WI—Lake Superior Big Top Chautaqua
July 15—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark
July 16—Columbus, OH—Davidson Theatre
July 20—Portland, ME—State Theatre
July 21-22—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center
July 25—Ridgefield, CT—Ridgefield Playhouse
Aug. 1—Gettysburg, VA—The Majestic Theatre
Aug. 2—Virginia Beach, VA—The Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
Aug. 3—Durham, NC—Carolina Theatre
Aug. 7—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall
Aug. 9—Chattanooga, TN—Walker Theater
Aug. 11—Vienna, VA—Wolf Trap


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