NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) Lucinda Williams will play an unprecedented five-night run of small venues shows in Los Angeles and New York in September and early October. Williams will perform five of her eight critically-acclaimed albums [Lucinda Williams (1988), Sweet Old World (1990), Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998), Essence (2001) and World Without Tears(2003)] in their entirety–one album per night. Following each album performance, Williams and her band (guitarist Doug Pettibone, bassist David Sutton and drummer Butch Norton) will play a second set of material from her 2007 album West along with songs from throughout her career plus some special surprises.
Williams will be performing at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on September 5-6, 8-10. After selling out New York's Radio City Music Hall in March, Williams will return to the Big Apple to play the first two shows at Irving Plaza on September 29-30, followed by three shows at Town Hall on October 2-4. Williams will be performing the albums in reverse chronological order, beginning with World Without Tears on the first night and ending with eponymous album on the final evening, on each coast.
Tickets for all Los Angeles shows at the El Rey are $35; tickets for the New York City shows at Irving Plaza are $50 and at Town Hall $65-$45.
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen