Emmylou Harris to celebrate Wrecking Ball on tour

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Emmylou Harris has announced plans for a special tour in celebration of her seminal album, Wrecking Ball. The legendary folk singer will return to Massachusetts for a performance at Boston’s House of Blues on Sunday, April 13. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $45 and $75. A limited number of student tickets will be sold for the discounted price of $15 at the House of Blues box office to those with a valid student ID while supplies last. On the tour, Harris will be joined by the album’s producer Daniel Lanois, as well as Steven Nistor and Jim Wilson.

Originally released in 1995, Wrecking Ball will be reissued April 8 via Nonesuch Records. Produced by Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan), Wrecking Ball won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and was highly praised by critics worldwide. ItĀ featured guest performances by Steve Earle, Larry Mullen, Jr., Lucinda Williams and Neil Young, who wrote the title song.

The new three-disc set features the re-mastered original album, a bonus CD of previously unreleased material, and a DVD of the documentary “Building the Wrecking Ball”, which includes interviews and studio footage of Harris and Lanois as well as special guests Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Brian Blade, Young, Earle and others. The album is available to pre-order at nonesuch.com with an exclusive print autographed by Harris.

The reissue follows a very successful year for Harris, whose new collaborative album with longtime friend and colleague Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon, recently won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. Harris and Crowell were also honored with two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show: Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year.

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