Credit: Dana TynanJoan Baez has joined the ranks of veteran artists like Paul Simon and Elton John who have announced farewell tours. The legendary folksinger, who says 2018 will be her last year of “formal touring,” has lined up a fall North American leg running from a September 11 concert in Ithaca, New York, through a November 17 show in Oakland, California.

The trek will visit a variety of major cities, and will include two-night stands in Boston and New York, as well as a performance at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium.

Baez’s tour will be in support of her brand-new studio album, Whistle Down the Wind, which will be released this Friday, March 2. Tickets for Joan’s upcoming gigs will go on sale to the general public that same day. Fans who buy tickets will receive a free CD or digital copy of the record.

“I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album of which I am truly proud,” says the 77-year-old singer. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”

Baez recorded Whistle Down the Wind in Los Angeles over the course of 10 days with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry. The 10-track collection includes songs penned by Tom Waits, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Henry.

On her collaboration with Henry, Baez notes, “We both work fast and were musically on the same wavelength. I work best with musicians who are as willing as I am to wing it and he assembled a group of players who did just that.”

Prior to the North American trek, Joan will mount a lengthy European leg, beginning with a show this Friday in Stockholm, Sweden.

Here are Baez’s North American tour dates:

9/11 — Ithaca, NY, State Theatre
9/12 — New Haven, CT, Shubert Theater
9/14 — Boston, MA, The Wang Theatre
9/15 — Boston, MA, The Wang Theatre
9/17 — Montreal, QC, Canada, Place Des Arts Maison Symphonique
9/18 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Roy Thomson Hall
9/21 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
9/21 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
9/25 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
9/26 — Philadelphia, PA, Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center for the Performing
9/28 — Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
9/29 — Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
9/30 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
10/2 — Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theater
10/3 — Cleveland, OH, State Theatre
10/5 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
10/6 — Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
10/24 — Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
10/25 — Santa Fe, NM, The Lensic Performing Arts Center
10/27 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
10/28 — Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre
10/30 — San Diego, CA, Humphreys Concerts
11/4 — Seattle, WA, Benaroya Hall
11/5 — Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
11/8 — Eureka, CA, Arkely Center for the Performing Arts
11/10 — Los Angeles, CA, Royce Hall
11/15 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
11/17 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater Oakland

And here’s the Whistle Down the Wind track list:

“Whistle Down the Wind” (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
“Be of Good Heart” (Josh Ritter)
“Another World” (Anohni)
“Civil War” (Joe Henry)
“The Things We Are Made Of” (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
“The President Sang Amazing Grace” (Zoe Mulford)
“Last Leaf” (Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan)
“Silver Blade” (Josh Ritter)
“The Great Correction” (Eliza Gilkyson)
“I Wish the Wars Were All Over” (Tim Eriksen)

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