k.d. lang: Ingénue Redux Tour
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary
August 23 and 24, 2017 07:30 PM
Tickets on sale Friday March 3 at 10 am
On the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling Ingénue
album and the huge hit “Constant Craving”, which launched
her into stardom around the world, k.d. lang is about to
hit the road solo across Canada, coming to Calgary’s
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium August 23 & 24. Fans in
17 cities coast to coast, from Victoria, B.C. to St.
John’s, NL, will have the pleasure of experiencing lang
live as she brings her singular singing style to classics
from her 30 year repertoire. These memorable evenings take
place from August 12 to September 19, 2017, in a tour
presented by AEG Live.
After exploring different creative platforms in recent
years, this unique and multi-talented performer is
returning to the stage in celebration of her first love,
promising to take her music to new heights on this brand
new cross- Canada tour. Fans of the chanteuse won’t want to
miss this opportunity to catch lang live, in a rare treat
that seldom comes along.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10am local time. Fan
club members can purchase tickets during the presale
beginning Thursday, March 2 at 10 am local time. Tickets
are available at AEGLive.com.
2017 is a landmark year for lang, as it represents the 25th
anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking Ingénue
album and the 150th anniversary of Canada. The convergence
of these two
anniversaries is momentous for the singer. Lang is an
important part of the fabric of music in Canada, thanks to
her original music, the music that’s inspired her and the
other artists that she has covered in her own unique
renditions. As a result of her deep connection to Canadian
music, she’s been invited to be one of Canada’s 150th
Fans excited for the tour know she is renowned for her live
shows, prompting the New York Times’
Stephen Holden to observe: “Few singers command such
perfection of pitch. Her voice, at once beautiful and
unadorned and softened with a veil of smoke, invariably
hits the middle of a note and remains there.”
As part of this new tour lang will perform s o n g s f r om
Ingénue along with hits from her 2004 album
Hymns of the 49th Parallel, which featured lang singing the
songs that define her country by fellow
Canadians, including: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil
Young, Jane Siberry, Ron Sexsmith, and Bruce Cockburn.
After first appearing on stage as the cowgirl with the
golden voice, she went on to become the crooner who sang
“Constant Craving” and also achieved much success
interpreting other artists’ songs. Pervading all her
interpretations is a sense of melancholy that lang manages
to render with nuance and grace. Some of her most memorable
recordings are the (now-iconic) rendition of Leonard
Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, Roy Orbison’s “Crying” and her
collaboration with Tony Bennett on their 2002 Wonderful
World duets album. She later joined Bennett for a
successful co-headlining concert tour. He says of lang:
“She’s the best singer of her generation.”
Branching out into uncharted territory isn’t foreign to
lang. In 2014, she guest-starred in the hit TV show
Portlandia, playing an exaggerated version of herself. In
2015, the Alberta Ballet staged an original performance
piece called Balletlujah!, based on the life and music of
lang. The creative process and dance numbers were also
turned into a film of the same name, featuring lang’s
participation, which aired on the CBC.
lang has recently been working with new collaborators:
indie icon Neko Case and respected singer/songwriter Laura
Veirs. The three joined forces to write and record the
album case/lang/veirs, which was released in June 2016.
lang has won four GRAMMY® awards, eight Juno Awards, a
BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD. Some other
• In 1996, she received Canada’s highest civilian honor,
the Order of Canada.
• In 2013, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of
Fame at the Juno Awards.
• In 2014, she was honoured with a Canada Post stamp.
• She received an honourary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the
University of Regina (2013) and an honourary Doctorate of
Laws degree from the University of Alberta (2008).
• In 2016, she was honoured by the Royal Conservatory of
• She has appeared alongside such musical luminaries as Roy
Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Loretta Lynn,and toured
with Tony Bennett.
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