I've been dropping hints for weeks and struggling in holding back my excitement. It's been a long time in the making, and it's finally ready. 14 amazing artists believed in #TheStoryCampaign through the Looking Out Foundation and, together, we created a benefit album that helps kids impacted by war. I'm proud to introduce Cover Stories. This has been a true labor of love. No one's making any money from this. ALL of the proceeds are going to War Child UK. I'm going to be talking about this a lot in the upcoming weeks - be patient with me - we need all the visibility we can get on this thing so that we can raise as much money as we can for these kids. So we're asking you to join us with everything you've got to throw at this crisis. Join us by pre-ordering this amazing album and help these kids get a real chance at a better life. xobc #COVERSTORIES http://buff.ly/2lb7odT
Nashville, one show wasn't enough! We've added a 2nd show on April 25 at the Ryman Auditorium! Get your tickets NOW. VIP packages also available.
I'm thrilled to announce that we're going on tour in April!
We are headed to a series of intimate venues to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of "The Story" and we'll be playing the entire album acoustically from start to finish!
There'll be lots of other stuff played over the course of the show too! Older songs, requests, covers, rants and of course there will be Jameson.
Come celebrate ten years of The Story with us!!
See you out there!
Check out this old school pic of me in the studio with T Bone Burnett making The Story - he liked it REALLY cold in there!
THE STORY TOUR
4.21.17 – Lyric Theatre / Birmingham AL
4.22.17 – Georgia Theatre / Athens, GA
4.24.17 – Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN
4.28.17 – Cullen Performance Hall / Houston, TX
4.29.17 – ACL Live at the Moody Theatre / Austin, TX
4.30.17 – The Majestic Theatre / Dallas, TX
5.05.17 – John Anson Ford / Los Angeles, CA
5.06.17 – The Masonic / San Francisco, CA
Pre-sale starts Tuesday, January 10 at 11am HERE (no password required). Public on sale starts Friday, January 13 at 10am. All local show times.
BRANDI INVITES YOU TO RAISE THE ROOF!...
Tickets on sale now!
Please join Brandi and special guests on Sunday December 4th for an intimate evening at Town Hall Seattle. Brandi and her band will perform an exclusive set, completely unplugged as a continuation of her groundbreaking Pin Drop Tour. All proceeds will benefit the Looking Out Foundation.
By supporting The Story Campaign, you're joining the Looking Out Foundation and War Child UK in their to work give children a chance to learn, to earn, and to grow up safe and strong in some of the worlds most chaotic conflict-affected countries.
Don't miss your chance to join Brandi and special guests for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.
Spend New Year’s Eve with Brandi and the band! We’ll be at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on December 31. Get your pre-sale tickets on 9/13 at 11am PT HERE
Public on sale starts 9/16 at 12pm PT at brandicarlile.com.
VIP Packages are also available and include: Tickets to the show, Meet & Greet with Brandi & the Twins, early entry with soundcheck, exclusive Brandi Carlile merchandise, and more!
Whoa, there are quite a few more show cancelations these past few tours than I am comfortable with.
I'm really sorry about that. I always say that I'm actually way more of a fan than an artist and I know at the deepest possible level what it is to wait for a show, fly in, and stand outside of a tour bus for hours just to get a photo and a hand shake. That is why it really bothers me to cancel the shows coming up. So I wanted to reach out about not only September but the last couple of cancelations this summer.
In the last few months I've started having some back and pelvis problems from endometriosis that were slow evolving and didn't seem super serious. I ended up with a hemorrhagic cyst in July but because I had good days and bad days and it wasn't super painful or damaging, I was sure I could get through September. The trouble is that it just got worse and worse and I was putting off getting a simple surgery so that I could do what I love and finish the tour.
Finally, as these things do, my health issues made the decision for me and even after touring with a lovely chiropractor to get me onstage (btw if you ever want to feel old...) I am just unable to put on focused and honest show right now. That's why I have to take a couple of months off to recover.
I am going to get that simple surgery and then we'll start getting ready to make the next record. It's going to be an introspective fall and I'm looking forward to being able to rough house with Evangeline properly again!
Thank you for all your well wishes and patience during this time.
I want to share with you one defining lesson I've learned from this - we live in a part of the world where we have (evolving) access to health care and specifically women's reproductive health when a devastating number of women in impoverished countries are still dying from very curable and preventable reproductive issues. Let's not skip our annual appointments or ignore our women's health issues out of respect for that privilege and the women who don't have it.
I won't if you won't ;-)
Sadly, we suffered a loss in our immediate family yesterday and we will have to cancel this week’s upcoming Canadian festival appearances in Quebec (July 7), Montreal (July 8) and Ottawa (July 9). We would like to thank all of our Canadian fans for their support and understanding. We look forward to returning to Canada soon. Our summer tour will resume next week in Buffalo on July 11th.
We are inviting existing ticket holders to join us for a VIP Soundcheck Party at RED ROCKS Ampitheatre on August 14th!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and upgrade your current tickets to a VIP experience!
VIP Soundcheck Party Package includes:
• Access to soundcheck
• Meet & greet and photo with Brandi
• Signed poster
• Exclusive merchandise
* A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Looking Out Foundation.
Pick up our vinyl contribution to Record Store Day! It was recorded live at the Santa Monica studios of KCRW “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in September 2015. A limited edition 12" release on beautiful white vinyl. Available exclusively at independent record stores this Saturday, April 16. Find your local store:http://smarturl.it/brandi-kcrw-rsd
1.) The Things I Regret
2.) Wilder (We’re Chained)
3.) The Eye
4.) Wherever Is Your Heart
5.) Murder In The City
6.) Beginning To Feel The Years
As I'm crossing over the state line into the beautiful Massachusetts where I was legally married to my wife four years ago- I'm contemplating Bruce Springsteen and North Carolina- everywhere I've gone I'm being asked if I plan to cancel my shows.
I should start by saying that I want to be Bruce Springsteen when I grow up. Bruce has decided on principal not to go through with his concert because of thinly veiled legislation having been passed that permits the discrimination of my LGBTQ brothers and sisters in NC. I deeply appreciate this, and I want to say on my own behalf thank you for doing what you're doing guys.
These are massive shows and this is big business lost for NC- Bruce is not LGBTQ himself- but is bravely defending those of us that are. This is how we've seen the progress that we've seen.
As artists it's our responsibility to take cause against those who would oppress our brothers and sisters and defend them using whatever power we possess.
Bruce is an artist, but on behalf of NC LGBTQ citizens, also are poignantly depriving NC of the big business their events would bring- well done.
For very different reasons I have decided not to cancel my North Carolina shows.
I'm a small artist, and I'm gay, many of my fans are gay as well.
To cancel my shows in NC would further oppress my fans who are hurt by this legislation, who worked hard to suppress it, and who need a place where they can come together.
That's why we intend to be in Wilkesboro, Charlotte, Asheville, and Greensboro this summer.
We're going to come together, let our voices be heard, not stand down, and make a joyful noise in the face of this insult of a law.
We all have a role to play here, Bruce is playing his beautifully and I respect him.
In my own humble way though, I want to witness the protest through music.
See you NC my friends. xobc
FREINDS! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - PLEASE READ:
The twins and I are currently producing the new The Secret Sisters album!
This is our first production project that isn't our own.
PLEASE read my letter below to understand how you can be a part of changing The Secret Sisters story and helping us make this album! It's revolutionary.
"Boys they can't take my refrigerator now!!"
Who said it? No no - it wasn't a bandit on the run from the law fearing the dreaded appliance repossession... it was Patsy Cline not long before she left us in 1963, why is it important? Because Patsy Cline had a slew of number one hits under her belt while she frequently pondered the real possibility of repossession of her prized possession... her refrigerator.
This is a problem because at the time the music business (and most businesses) had created for itself and environment where what women created became the property of the institution and the men who controlled it.
By default the uncomfortable truth about our beloved industry of art and honesty... is that we are what we create, making women themselves actually the property.
What a rough road for our heroes! Glad to know it's in the past? I think deep down we know that quietly, it still happens. We are seeing blatant misogyny constantly making music headlines and I am not happy with it.
The bumps and bruises that The Secret Sisters have earned on the road are entirely their own. Their life and their music are their story to tell. Young women in their 20's, they belong to no one
regardless of their gender. At some point they said we aren't owned... and they grew up.
You and I "their fans" might not have been able to save them from the pain and humiliation of lawsuits and bankruptcy (a small price to pay for their freedom) But by contributing to this pledge campaign and the making of this album we're standing up and saying - Boys you can't take their refrigerator now!
Let's make this record friends
Due to the popularity of the Heart’s Content VIP ticket package last summer at Red Rocks, we are now offering the package in more markets this summer! For more info and to get your VIP package now, visit: http://brandicarlile.shop.ticketstoday.com/
Just Announced - Co-headlining shows with Old Crow Medicine Show!
Pre-sale starts Wed. 2/3 at 10am, on sale Fri, 2/5 at 10am
**Pre-sale starts Wed, 2/10 at 10am, on sale Fri, 2/12 at 10am
All local times.