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Legendary Grammy Award Winning Blues Star Back On The Road
The 10 time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt is back with a new UK tour as she sets out to release a new album after a four year wait.

Bonnie Raitt's wonderfully expressive folk and blues style has made her into a best-selling artist, respected guitarist and talented songwriter since first making an impact in her native USA in the 1960s.

Bonnie Raitt
Blues star Bonnie Raitt is back with her 20th album and new UK tour

She now unveils her 20th album, Dig In Deep, on February 26 and, happily for her fans, has put together a UK tour which includes a much-awaited return visit to Birmingham's Symphony Hall on May 30.

Dig In Deep is her first release since Slipstream in 2012, the first on the Redwing record label, which sold more than a quarter million copies and earned Bonnie her 10th Grammy Award, for Best Americana Album.

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Bonnie Raitt performing in 2007 (Wikipedia, John Edwards)

She also deservedly received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance from the Americana Music Association.

It is all a far cry from when Bonnie, who hails from California, was given a guitar as a Christmas present at the age of just eight.

But it wasn't until she moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the late 1960s to get involved equally in the political and folk music scene that the Bonnie Raitt we know and admire today began to blossom.

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Singing at the 2004 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Wikipedia, Masahiro Sumori)

The red-haired blueswoman has continued to impress over the decades, with a series of masterful albums and live concert performances that have continued to attract Grammy Awards on a regular basis.

And there has been no shortage of hit singles throughout her impressive career, including the likes of "Something to Talk About", "I Can't Make You Love Me", "Love Sneakin' Up On You", and "I Can't Help You Now" from the outstanding Silver Lining album.

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Bonnie Raitt will be delighting fans at Birmingham's Symphony Hall (credit Mike Gutteridge)

Tickets to see Bonnie Raitt at Birmingham's Symphony Hall are available, priced £33.50 to £38.50 plus £3 transaction fee, by calling the Box Office on 0121 780 3333 or by visiting

UK Tour Dates

May 26 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - 0161 907 9000
May 27 - Sage Gateshead - 0191 443 4661
May 29 - Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow - 0141 353 8000
May 30 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 0121 780 3333
June 1 - Eventim Apollo, London - 020 8563 3800
June 2 - Colston Hall, Bristol - 0844 887 1500
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Why? See Legendary Blueswoman On New UK Tour
When: 30 May 2016
Phone: 0121 780 3333
Where: Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
Cost: £33.50 - £38.50 plus £3 transaction fee
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