Tanya Tucker Announces 2015 Tour Dates
After a lengthy time off the road to be with her children, legendary country singer Tanya Tucker is packing her bags and bus for a 2015 tour.
Tucker kicked off her road trip in the Midwest last weekend, with two sold-out shows in Illinois and Indiana, and she isn't slowing down; concerts in California, Nevada, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Arizona and more, as well as some Canadian dates, are all in her sights -- and additional dates will be added to her already-packed schedule.
“I am so excited about the upcoming tour,” says Tucker in a press release. “Being in front of a live crowd is something that I feed off of. From the reception I felt from the first two dates, I think it’s definitely going to be a lot of fun returning to performing. I’ve missed the fans a lot.”
Tucker's stage time is packed with country classics, including "The Jamestown Ferry," "Soon," "Delta Dawn," "Texas (When I Die)" and "What's Your Mama's Name," that will delight her fans. Since the very young age of 13, Tucker has been entertaining audiences, and in addition to performances of her hit songs, her new tour will include stories and anecdotes about her career.
"There is something electric about a Tanya Tucker performance. She’s one of the most legendary recording artists of all time. She’s not just singing the music. She’s lived these songs," says Steve Lassiter, senior vice president/partner and head of concerts at APA Nashville, with whom Tucker recently signed. "Some sad. Some happy. But all throughout the show, she sings and performs as only Tanya Tucker can. Returning to the road is something we all are very excited about.”
Even though it's been a while since Tucker took the stage, she is incredibly aware of how she looks on stage.
"Oh yeah, the mirror is your best rehearsing tool. Because you've got to know how you look," she tells Rolling Stone. "People might think you're vain, but that's not what it's about. I've always said rehearsal halls should be fully mirrored, because the band can see how s--ty they look sometimes! It's a real learning tool."
With Tucker's return to the road, fans are also wondering if she'll release any new music -- and, luckily, new tunes are in the works.
"I’ve really enjoyed being in the studio, more than I ever have," Tucker told The Boot in November. "It used to be, it was a job — you know, come in, do my job and leave. But now, I’m the producer, so I get to be a part of everything, and I’m getting to do it, and if I don’t like it, I’ll go back and do something else. So that’s kind of been my experience."
Tanya Tucker, 2015 Tour Dates:
April 24 – Wendover, Nev. @ Peppermill Concert Hall
June 20 – Laughlin, Nev. @ Avi Resort & Casino
June 27 – Petaluma, Calif. @ Sonoma
June 28 – Pleasanton, Calif. @ Alameda County Fair
July 1 – Del Mar, Calif. @ Del Mar Fairgrounds Paddock
July 17 – The Villages, Fla. @ Sharon L. Morse
July 24 – Lake Charles, La. @ Golden Nugget Grand
July 25 – Biloxi, Miss. @ Golden Nugget Grand
Aug. 5 – East Sturgis, S.D. @ Full Throttle Saloon
Aug. 14 – Havelock, Ontario, Canada @ 26th Annual Havelock
Aug. 16 – Erie, Pa. @ Celebrate
Aug. 29 – Baraboo, Wis. @ Ho-Chunk Gaming
Sept. 11 – Warroad, Minn. @ Seven Clans Casino
Sept. 13 – Macomb, Ill. @ Texas Tranzplants
Oct. 10 – Russellville, Ark. @ Center for the Arts
Oct. 11 – Branson, Mo. @ Andy Williams Moon River
Oct. 24 – Renfro Valley, Ky. @ New Barn
Oct. 31 – Carmel, Ind. @ Palladium