New album and “final” tour from Baez

JOAN Baez, whose extraordinary voice retains its early power and purity into her seventh decade, has announed the end of her “formal extended touring” with the release of a new album in 2016 and a world tour to promote it.

The ten-venue UK leg includes a stop at Bristol’s Colston Hall on 23rd May, and two nights at the Royal Albert Hall.

Since she first came to international public notice, singing at Newport and introducing the fledgling Bob Dylan to UK fans on a British tour, Joan Baez has build a reputation as a songer, songwriter and activist.

Her new studio album, Whistle Down The Wind, will be released in early March. It is her first new record since 2008’s acclaimed Day After Tomorrow.

Her European touir beings in Stockholm on 2nd March. . She says: “While 2018 will be my last year of formal extended touring, I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album about which I am truly proud.  I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”

For more information about the Bristol concert, telephone  0117 203 4040  or visit the website,  www.colstonhall.org