Joan Baez Announces "Farewell Tour" Dates at the Wang Theatre in Boston

Joan Baez Announces "Farewell Tour" Dates at the Wang Theatre in Boston


BOSTON- Acclaimed artist and lifelong human rights activist Joan Baez will bring her “Fare Thee Well” tour to the Boch's Center Wang Theatre for two nights only, September 14 and 15 at 8:00 PM. These shows, following 50 UK and European dates, are part of her limited and select North American itinerary marking her last year of formal touring.

Reserved seat tickets are $43.75 -$128.75 (includes $3.75 facility fee) and go on sale Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM without service charges at the Boch Center box office located at 270 Tremont Street. Tickets may also be ordered online starting at 10:00 AM at bochcenter.org and ticketmaster.com or by phone by calling 800.982.2787. Applicable service charges will apply. To order tickets via TTD, dial 800.943.4327. For more information on accessible seating, call 800.745.3000. Normal box office hours are Noon - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Saturday. The Wang box office accepts all major credit cards. A CD or digital download of Joan Baez’s new album, Whistle Down The Wind, is included with every ticket purchased.

“I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album of which I am truly proud,” says Baez. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”

Whistle Down The Wind is out on March 2 via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records and is available for pre-order at http://amzn.to/2EvvavxRolling Stone calls it “a moving reflection and summation of Baez’s life as a singer, musician and activist.”

Recorded over a ten-day period in L.A., Whistle Down The Wind was produced by 3-time Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint, and others) and includes songs written by Tom Waits, Anohni, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter, Eliza Gilkyson and more. Of working with Henry, Baez comments, “It was a hunch on both our parts that we could make an album together. As it turned out it was a no-brainer. We both work fast and were musically on the same wavelength. I work best with musicians who are as willing as I am to wing it and he assembled a group of players who did just that. Meaning invent each song from scratch.”

The new music marks her first release since 2008’s Grammy-nominated album, Day After Tomorrow. Its release, which ignited an extraordinary decade of achievement for Baez, coincided with the 50th anniversary of her legendary 1958 residency at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge.

Joan Baez remains a musical force of incalculable influence. She marched on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr., shined a spotlight on the Free Speech Movement, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the Vietnam War, inspired Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war, stood with old friend Nelson Mandela in London’s Hyde Park as the world celebrated his 90th birthday, and, most recently, protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. To this day she continues to stand passionately on behalf of causes she embraces.