Apple's mini-tour, her first series of live performances outside of Los Angeles, started at South by Southwest and garnered near-ecstatic reviews from critics who said she was giving once-in-a-lifetime performances. When I caught her at the 6th & I Synagogue in March, she was incredibly compelling delivering both new and classic material.
Her new tour, which was announced Monday, will take her to larger venues than the intimate settings of the mini-tour. She'll play the Lyric June 20 - the tour's second stop - and the
The festival, set for August 4, marks the return of the festival to Maryland, after it was canceled last year, when Damian Marley,
Also returning to Merriweather: the Vans Warped Tour, on July 24. It'll be the fifth festival announced so far this year at the venue, after Sweetlife, M3, Jazz Fest, and now Summer Spirit. This year, the bands include
, Funeral Partyand Yellowcard. Tickets, starting at $36, are on sale now.
Those bands will be joined by
The 90s alternative rock band the Dandy Warhols, now together for a mind-boggling 18 years, are on tour again to promote new album "This Machine." They'll play the 9:30 Club May 29. Ticket information has not been released yet.
Ledisi, who performed at the Lyric last fall, is back in Baltimore June 29. She'll perform at Pier Six Pavilion with openers
Another R&B singer,