Norah Jones stunning new album Day Breaks is being hailed as one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the season. Norah graced the cover of Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure with the New Season feature Norah Jones Returns to Her Jazz Roots. Norah has also been the subject of fall preview features in Entertainment Weekly, who named Day Breaks one the Biggest Albums of Fall, and Rolling Stone, who placed it among their Must-Hear Albums.
This summer Norah became only the fourth artist in history to perform at both the Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival in the same year, and Norah’s Jazz Festival appearance gave them their first sold-out audience in over 25 years. Watch Norah perform a thrilling version of the Day Breaks single “Flipside” live at Newport Jazz Festival with Brian Blade on drums, Chris Thomas on bass, Pete Remm on organ, and vocalists Tank and Jelly. Audio of that performance is one of four live tracks that can be found exclusively on the deluxe CD that will be available at Target.
Following a special album listening event tonight in Los Angeles hosted by broadcast journalist and early supporter Nic Harcourt of KCSN, Norah heads to Denton, Texas to play her first-ever return performance in her college town on September 23 when she headlines the Oaktopia festival. Denton is home to the prestigious University of North Texas College of Music where Norah was a jazz piano major before moving to NYC. More information about all Norah’s Fall tour dates in North America and Europe can be found at norahjones.com.
NORAH JONES – FALL 2016 TOUR DATES:
9/23/16 – Oaktopia – Denton, TX
10/18/16 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC **
10/19/16 – Benaroya Hall – Seattle, WA **
10/20/16 – Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR **
10/25/16 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA **
10/27/16 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA **
10/28/16 – Paramount Theatre – Oakland, CA
11/8/16 – Teatro degli Arcimboldi – Milan, Italy
11/9/16 – Granteatro Geox – Padova, Italy
11/11/16 – Ampitheatre Cite des Congres – Lyon, France
11/12/16 – Theatre Sebastapol – Lille, France
11/14/16 – Palladium – London, UK
11/15/16 – Salle Pleyel – Paris, France
11/16/16 – Teatre Femina – Bordeaux, France
11/21/16 – Olympia (Blue Note Festival) – Paris, France
11/28/16 – Ulster PAC – Kingston, NY
11/29/16 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
12/2/16 – Academy of Music – Philadelphia, PA
12/3/16 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
12/8/16 – The VETS – Providence, RI
12/9/16 – State Theatre – Portland, ME
12/10/16 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
**Valerie June supports
Day Breaks is a remarkable new album that finds Norah returning to her jazz roots while also proving her to be this era’s quintessential American artist, the purveyor of an unmistakably unique sound that weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul, jazz. Day Breaks is a kindred spirit to Come Away With Me, though it is unquestionably the work of a mature artist who has lived life and grown immensely in her craft. The album features jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young.