Joni Mitchell’s fans have another chance to see the living legend perform on stage.
Due to “overwhelming demand,” reps say, the veteran Canadian singer and songwriter adds a second show at the Hollywood Bowl, for Oct. 20.
That’s in addition to her previously-announced concert at the same venue on Oct. 19, for what will mark the folk icon’s first shows in Los Angeles since 2000.
Longtime fan and friend Brandi Carlile will support on the so-called Joni Jam dates.
Turning 80 last fall, Mitchell is an inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a Kennedy Center honoree, Gershwin Prize winner, was guest of honor at the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year and, last year, cracked the top 10 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 250 greatest guitarists, at No. 9.
The latest concert announcement comes ahead of her performance this Sunday (Feb. 4) at the Grammys in L.A., a first for Mitchell who won the first of nine competitive Grammys in 1970 and, in 2002, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy.
Mitchell can double-up on the night with a nomination in the category for best folk album with Joni Mitchell at Newport, which captures her surprise 2022 performance at the Newport Folk Festival, her first public performance following an aneurysm suffered in 2015.
Mitchell’s comeback from illness has been nothing short of a remarkable. Those steps along the way included that performance at Newport Folk Festival, her first full public concert since the turn of the century. On the day, she was supported by a starry lineup that included Carlile, newly solo singer Marcus Mumford, Blake Mills, Lucius, Taylor Goldsmith, and more as they pitched in on some of her most beloved songs,
Also, a special Joni Jam happened at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington last June, with guests including Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan, Marcus Mumford, Wynonna Judd, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Wendy and Lisa of Prince’s Revolution, and Lucius. The Gorge Amphitheater date was her first ticketed show in 20 years.
General sale for the Hollywood Bowl concert starts Friday, Feb. 2 but pre-sale is available now.
The post “Joni Mitchell Adds Second Hollywood Bowl Show” by Lars Brandle was published on 02/01/2024 by www.billboard.com