Joan Baez & Kris Kristofferson to play Symphony Hall

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Joan Baez and Kris Kristofferson have announced plans for a co-headlining tour this fall. The pair will hit Boston’s Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 6. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39.50 to $85, are now on sale through the venue’s website and box office.

Fans will get a chance to hear songs spanning Baez’s fifty-year career. The legendary singer released her 34th record, Day After Tomorrow, in 2008 just before marking the 50th anniversary of her breakthrough performance at the 50th Newport Folk Festival. She was also the focus of PBS’s documentary “Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound”, which aired in 2009.

Kristofferson released his latest album, Closer to the Bone, in 2009. The record focuses on subjects including the singer’s family and his friendship with Johnny Cash. “I like the intimacy of the new album,” Kristofferson said in a press release. “It has a general mood of reflecting on where we all are at this end of life.” The album was produced by Grammy Award-winning Don Was, who also helped Kristofferson with his 2006 release This Old Road. Kristofferson dedicated Closer to the Bone to his friend and former guitarist Stephen Bruton, who died battling throat cancer while the album was being recorded. “Stephen was more like a brother than a guy that worked with me,” Kristofferson said. “We went through a lot of years, a lot of laughter, a lot of heartache. I really felt close to Stephen. His spirit’s on the album.”

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