Indigo Girls 2014 Tour Schedule
The folksy singer-songwriter duo that first created a stir in the '80s is now heading
out on tour again! With incredible staying power and phenomenal songwriting skills, the Indigo Girls are one group that you
definitely don't want to miss as they tour the country. Their complex and alluring mix of folk and punk rock have led to an
extremely successful career in the indie music scene and to several hit songs. Get ready, because with dates through August,
the Indigo Girls are bringing their funky and folksy tunes to cities across the U.S., making stops in Richmond, Columbus,
San Diego, Nashville, Salina, Morrison, Ocean City, Aston, Harrisburg, and more.
So mark your calendar so that you can
see the Indigo Girls bring their impressive repertoire to life on stage and check out their tickets on StubHub right away!
Indigo Girls Background
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers first met at their elementary school in DeKalb County, Georgia.
They started performing together in middle school, calling themselves "The B-Band" and then later "Saliers and Ray". After
graduating high school, Saliers went to Tulane University and Ray went to Vanderbilt University. However, both became so homesick
that they returned home and attended Emory University together. Now that they were in the same town again, they decided to
re-launch their music group, this time as the Indigo Girls. They started releasing their own albums and EPs, which attracted
the attention of manager Russell Carter. Saliers and Ray approached him with their music a few times, but it was their first
full-length album Strange Fire (1987) that finally convinced Carter of the duo's star potential. He has been their manager
Epic Records signed the singer-songwriter duo in 1988, convinced that the success of other folk singers
like Tracy Chapman and Suzanne Vega also meant that the Indigo Girls would be successful—and they were right. Their
firs major label release, Indigo Girls, soared to number 22 on the U.S. album charts, with several of their singles also making
it high on the U.S. singles chart.
In addition to launching the Indigo Girls onto the contemporary music scene, this
album also earned them a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and a nomination for Best New Artist. They continued
to write and perform their raw and heartfelt songs regardless of their new commercial success, which is one of the reasons
why the Indigo Girls have kept their dedicated fans throughout the years—they always stay authentic to their style of
music. Aside from their music as a duo, both Saliers and Ray have embarked on solo projects as well. In 1990, Ray founded
Daemon Records, which has signed a number of artists, including Girlyman, Magnapop, New Mongrels, Kristen Hall, and many others.
Ray has also put out six solo albums: Stag, Prom, Live from Knoxville, Didn't It Feel Kinder, Amy Ray: Live MVP, and Lung
of Love. Saliers' solo projects have less to do with music than Ray's; she is the co-owner of Watershed Restaurant in Decatur,
Georgia and also released a book with her father titled "A Song to Sing, a Life to Live: Reflection of Music as Spiritual
While both women have been successful in their solo careers, they never shine brighter than they do as a
duo, which is why you should make sure that you are in the audience as they travel around the country to perform! Buy your
tickets from StubHub now!
The Indigo Girls have released thirteen studio albums, with several
of them making it high on the music charts, such as Indigo Girls, Rites of Passage, Shaming of the Sun, Become You, All That
We Let In, Beauty Queen Sister, and Swamp Ophelia. Some of their most popular singles include "Closer to Fine", "Galileo",
"Hammer and Nail", "Least Complicated", and "Dear Mr. President".
Saliers and Ray rarely write
songs together, as this throws off their creative writing abilities. Typically, they write songs separately and then sort
out the arrangements together. However, there are a few songs that they have written as a team, including "I Don't Know Your
Name" and "If You Live Like That". Saliers and Ray also write almost all of their songs with no outside help.
You can have an incredible concert experience filled with gentle guitar twangs, thought-provoking lyrics,
and heart-felt performances if you buy your tickets to see the Indigo Girls. With such a prolific and acclaimed career, there's
no doubt that the Indigo Girls can put on a fantastic performance. So make sure you check out StubHub for more information
about the concert venues and ticket availability, and then make your move fast! In just a few simple clicks of your mouse
you could have tickets to see the Indigo Girls perform their hit folk/rock songs live!