Judy Collins will be busy in 2002-3 with three concept tours. Last year's inaugural "Wildflowers
Festival Tour" with Ritchie Havens, Janis Ian and Roger McGuinn was deemed a
success and this summer Havens will be back for the entire outing with rotating guests including
Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Leon Redbone, Natalie MacMaster, Livingston Taylor, Lucy
Kaplinski and some other folkies.
Collins will also undertake her 8th annual Christmas tour in the late fall and is available for
some symphonic Christmas dates. In February 2003, Collins will launch a Valentine Tour with love
songs and ballads, and in late February-March 2003, she will debut "Back to Ireland,"
reaching back to her Irish roots performing traditional Irish songs along with her hits. She will
be accompanied by an Irish band and a bevy of step dancers.