Bonnie Raitt - The 2014 Tour
Bonnie Raitt - proclaimed by major media outlets as one of the greatest singers of
all time - is back again, touring North America from top to bottom. Don't miss this blues singer great as she performs at:
The Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI; the celebrated Milwaukee Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI; The annual St. Louis fair
in none other than St. Louis, MO; the Saturday In The Park Festival in Sioux City, IA; the Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre
in Moorhead, MN; The Big Top Chatauqua in Bayfield, WI; the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Winnipeg, Canada; and the Vancouver
Island MusicFest in Courtenay, Canada. Don't see a location near you? Keep up to date on all your Bonnie Raitt needs right
here, at StubHub.
Whether Bonnie is playing the most exciting music festivals or keeping things fun in the heartland's
biggest fairs, this is not an act you want to miss. Don't miss your favorite blues-rock-folk-country innovator when she makes
her way to a town near you. Don't wait! Buy your tickets today.
About Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie would hail from
the beautiful entertainment industry mecca of southern California, born the daughter of established artists John Raitt and
Marjorie Haydock. Bonnie would catch the music bug early, learning to play guitar at home before branching out and playing
for her peers at school functions. Bonnie would enter university for over a year before looking for greener, more musical
pastures on the east coast, where she would try to make her break as a performing artist.
Raitt's strong talents on
the guitar would soon be catching the eyes and ears of those in the music industry as she did the rounds on the east coast
tour circuit. She would receive acclaim from various musical outlets and eventually sign an offer with Warner Bros., releasing
her first album and catapulting Bonnie into the mainstream. The year was 1971, and nobody at the time knew that they were
seeing the birth of a trans-generational blues icon.
Raitt would enter the paradoxical world of being a well respected
and critically acclaimed artist, but without the commercial success necessary to sustain a lifestyle as a musician (or a record
deal). Her existence in the awkward space just between success and failure would persist for six years. 1977 would see Raitt's
first commercial breakthrough, shoring up her contract with Warner Bros. and putting Bonnie's career back on track.
1979, Bonnie would be one of the driving forces behind Musicians United for Safe Energy, an awareness group dedicated to curbing
or eliminating the use of nuclear energy as a mainstream power source. The series of concerts would include Bonnie as well
as other famous performers such as The Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.
Though Bonnie was constantly
experimenting with her sound, she had not been able to deliver a commercial hit since 1977. In 1983 Bonnie would be dropped
from Warner Bros. and would spend most of her time touring. It wasn't until 1989 that Bonnie would break back into the mainstream,
with a complete resurgence in her career that put her back into the eyes of fans and major media outlets, including Rolling
Stone and the Grammy Awards. She would continue to release albums through the 90s and into today, leaving a deep and lasting
impact on the blues rock scene of today.
Bonnie's early years would be sprinkled by critical
claim without commercial success. Her debut album Bonnie Raitt would drop in 1971, but would experience modestly disappointing
sales. Her next four albums Give It Up, Takin' My Time, Streetlights, and Home Plate, would fare much the same. Finally in
1977 Sweet Forgiveness would be released which would be carried into the mainstream by the hit single "Runaway", a huge accomplishment
for Bonnie after a nearly six year struggle for commercial success.
Bonnie's sigh of relief would be short lived, as
she would hit another rough patch in records sales until her 1989 album Nick of Time. Nick of Time would win three Grammy
Awards and make an appearance on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time. Bonnie's followup Luck of the Draw would
be a huge commercial hit, selling over ten million albums and netting her another three Grammy Awards. Next would be Longing
In Their Hearts, another multi platinum #1 album. Culminating in a Hall of Fame induction in 2000, Bonnie Raitt's success
through the 90s cemented her as one of the most important and foundational blues artists of her generation.
has struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, especially during the darker times earlier in her career. By 1987, she had kicked
her habits and has been clean ever since.
Bonnie has always been outspoken politically, from her protests against nuclear
energy to her demonstrations of solidarity with North Vietnam during the Vietnam war.
The Bonnie Raitt Concert
Pull up a nice patch of grass and get ready for two hours of wholesome entertainment as Bonnie Raitt takes
the stage. Between her touching song lyrics and her signature guitar playing style, Bonnie puts on a show that is both intimate
and invigorating. Bonnie's tour engagements are few and far between - don't miss her when she's at a venue near you!