Bonnie Raitt brings 2016 ‘Dig in Deep’ tour to Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
For Immediate Release
Monday, November 2, 2015
Reno, Nev. - Following the highly anticipated release of her twentieth album, “Dig in Deep,” Bonnie Raitt will return to major cities across the country for her 2016 North American Tour including a stop in Reno, Nev. on Friday, April 22 at the all-new Grand Theatre inside Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR). Tickets for this exclusive show start at $36 and are on sale beginning Nov. 13 at here or by calling 1-800-648-3568.
Bonnie's Dig In Deep Tour will feature her longtime touring band, which backs her on the forthcoming album, including James "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards), who joined the line-up for the triumphant 2012-2013 Slipstream tour.
"So much of the album is focused on what I want to do live," she says. "I write and pick these songs so we can nail them on stage."
Since the release of 2012's GRAMMY Award-winning album "Slipstream," Bonnie has performed over 200 shows in the U.S. and abroad, including a sold-out concert at Boston's Fenway Park with James Taylor this past summer. Her powerful chemistry with this band creates a magic that has been described as "exquisite" (Chicago Tribune) and "perfect" (Boston Globe).
Opening for Bonnie on the tour will be The California Honeydrops, a five-piece ensemble led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski. Known for its engaging live show and diverse musical influences, the group incorporates Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, New Orleans second-line, gospel, and psychedelic groove into its sound.
Continuing a long-standing tradition in conjunction with the Guacamole Fund, Bonnie will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased to grassroots local, regional, and national organizations whose work focuses on safe and sustainable energy, social justice and human rights, environmental protection, and blues/music education.
The album pre-order for "Dig in Deep" begins on November 6. The pre-sale for the tour will start on November 10 for Bonnie's Fan Community (available through her website), and will be followed by the public on-sale November 13. Ticket sales on Bonnie's site include Special Benefit Seats and packages to pre-order "Dig In Deep" CDs and LPs and to purchase an exclusive merchandise item.
The Grand Theatre, which recently underwent $10 million in renovations, reopened this past August and is already on its way to becoming one of the top entertainment venues in the West with a capacity of more than 2,700, including well-appointed luxury seats with more legroom, wider seats and wider aisles. In addition, exclusive VIP booths with personalized beverage and bottle service are available for small groups and special occasions. Designed by John Sergio Fisher & Associates, the theatre also includes a two-tiered entry with an all-new, enclosed lobby, state-of-the-art lighting and sound renovations, as well as new artist facilities including dressing rooms, green rooms and an artist lounge.
For more information on GSR and for a complete lineup of upcoming entertainment visit Entertainment & Nightlife at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
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