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Jackson Browne Announces Fall Leg of 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour with Special Guest Sara Watkins. Tickets On Sale Now

NEWS - June 18, 2012

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has added a string of Fall dates to his 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour. The tour, which begins this summer on July 14 in Charlotte, NC runs thru mid-August, before picking up again mid-October and ending on November 15 in Colorado Springs, CO. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the Acoustic Tour as a special guest. Tickets are on-sale now for the summer tour and the pre-sales for the fall tour begin this week; information is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Sara Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the GRAMMY-winning trio Nickel Creek. Sun Midnight Sun, the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player will be released May 8 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Benmont Tench, and Sean Watkins. Im really excited to have Sara joining me on this tour, says Jackson. We've played together a number of times in the last few years, sometimes on her show and sometimes mine, and it's always been a thrill for me. I'm floored by her amazing instrumental virtuosity and by her beautiful voice, and most of all, I love her songs.

The summer run of the 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour includes Jackson's first-ever performance at the legendary Newport Folk Festival in Newport, RI (7/29), founded in 1954; the tour's other festival stop is the 11th annual carbon-conscious Floyd Fest on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd, VA (7/26). Other tour highlights include concerts at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (7/18), Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA (7/23), the Beacon Theatre in New York City (8/3), and Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, OH (8/15). The fall leg runs through mid-November, with dates that span from the Virginias to Colorado with several stops in between. Tour highlights include concerts at the stunning Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI (10/21), Chicago Theater in Chicago, IL (10/26) and the Paramount Theater in Denver, CO (11/14).

Jackson will be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. Acoustic Tour to charity. In addition, premium benefit seats are available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund: www.guacfund.org.

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, he is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), Nukefree.org, and, Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles.

Jackson Browne 2012 Acoustic Tour Dates with special guest Sara Watkins:

Date City Venue
7/14/12
charlotte, nc belk theater of the north carolina blumenthal performing arts center
7/15/12 north charleston, sc north charleston performing arts center
7/17/12
greenville, sc peace center concert hall
7/18/12 nashville, tn ryman auditorium
7/20/12 richmond, va carpenter center
7/22/12 durham, nc durham performing arts center
7/23/12 vienna, va filene center at wolf trap
7/25/12 philadelphia, pa academy of music
7/26/12 floyd, va blue cow pavilion/floyd fest
7/29/12 newport, ri newport folk festival
7/30/12 gilford, nh meadowbrook u.s. cellular pavilion
8/1/12 holyoke, ma mountain park
8/3/12 new york, ny beacon theatre
8/5/12 west long branch, nj mac center monmouth university
8/7/12 shippensburg, pa luhrs performing arts center
8/8/12 greenberg, pa the palace theater
8/9/12 williamsport, pa community arts center
8/11/12 cincinnati, oh pnc pavilion at riverbend music center
8/12/12 louisville, ky whitney hall
8/14/12 indianapolis, in murat theatre
8/15/12 cleveland heights, oh cain park
10/15/12 morgantown, wv west virginia university- creative arts center
10/17/12 newport news, va ferguson center for the performing arts
10/20/12 detroit, mi music hall center for the performing arts
10/21/12 milwaukee, wi the riverside theater
10/23/12 springfield, il sangamon auditorium
10/25/12 south bend, in morris performing arts center
10/26/12 chicago, il chicago theatre
10/28/12 minneapolis, mn state theater
10/29/12 duluth, mn duluth entertainment convention center
11/1/12 davenport, ia adler theater
11/2/12 st. louis, mo fox theatre
11/4/12 grand prairie, tx verizon theatre
11/5/12 linden, tx music vity texas theatre
11/7/12 houston, tx bayou music center
11/8/12 austin, tx bass concert hall
11/10/12 catoosa, ok the joint at hard rock hotel & casino
11/11/12 wichita, ks orpheum theatre
11/12/12 omaha, ne orpheum theatre
11/14/12 denver, co paramount theatre
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