INDIO, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is giving the entire Coachella valley “Something to Talk About” with their most recent announcement of Bonnie Raitt live in concert February 16th. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is the latest of a handful of top acts to take the stage at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs.
Raitt’s tour comes in the wake of the release of her nineteenth album, Slipstream. This album marks her return to the studio after seven long years, as fans and the music industry alike have waited with great anticipation for its release. Much of this anticipation has been due to Raitt's shifting away from Capitol Records and Warner Brothers, and releasing the album under her freshly launched independent label, Redwing Records. Lauded with critical acclaim, bolstered by a huge U.S. tour and considered one of the best albums of 2012 so far by Rolling Stone Magazine, Slipstream is ongoing proof of Raitt's continued popularity and relevance in American music.
2012 was a busy year for Raitt, with an 81-date tour of North America and several live TV performances including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Colbert Report, Good Morning America, Austin City Limits and coming up on December 4th and 5th, appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC-TV) and The View (ABC-TV), respectively.
Bonnie Raitt’s long and successful career began in the late '60s when she decided to move from Los Angeles to Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a Harvard/Radcliffe student majoring in Social Relations and African Studies, she attended classes and immersed herself in the city's turbulent cultural and political activities. Three years after entering college, Bonnie left to commit herself full-time to music, and shortly afterward was opening for surviving blues heroes such as Sippie Wallace, Son House and Muddy Waters.
Word spread quickly of the young red-haired blues woman, her soulful way of singing, and her unparalleled insight into blues slide guitar. Warner Brothers was the first to take notice, and in 1971 released her debut album, Bonnie Raitt. Her interpretation of classic blues coupled with powerful slide guitar riffs made a lasting critical impression, and it was evident from early on that this talented musician was here to stay.
Over the next six years she would record five albums. Give It Up, Takin' My Time, Streetlights, and Home Plate were followed in 1977 by Sweet Forgiveness, which featured her first hit single, a gritty Memphis/R&B arrangement of Del Shannon's "Runaway." Three Grammy nominations followed in the 1980s, as she released The Glow, Green Light, and Nine Lives.
Nine albums under her belt and now a household name, Bonnie did what she does best and went right back to the studio. Her next album, Nick of Time, was the game changer she had been hoping for her entire career. The album was an immediate hit as it shot to #1 on the charts. Her momentum carried on as her next two albums, Luck of the Draw and Longing in Their Hearts, shot to #2 and #1 on the charts, respectively. Raitt has had a long and successful career that she looks to build on with the release of her new album, Slipstream, and her accompanying tour.
Tickets for the 8 PM Bonnie Raitt performance go on sale Friday, November 16th for $89, $69, $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via telephone (800) 827-2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.
For special benefit seating, please visit www.guacfund.org.
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