Joni Mitchell to Play First Concert in 20 Years
Last night, on the Daily Show, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile announced that she and Joni Mitchell are planning a two-day event at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, on June 9 and 10, 2023.
According to a press release:
“On Friday, June 9, Carlile will perform her annual ‘Echoes Through the Canyon’ headline concert (special guest to be announced) and, on June 10, … Joni Mitchell will bring her ‘Joni Jam’ to the extraordinary venue with Carlile opening. Tickets for the two shows go on-sale to the public next Friday, October 28 at 10:00am PT.”
Mitchell joined Carlile for a set at Newport Folk Festival 2022, where the elder singer-songwriter sang lead on a selection of songs from across her career. It caught the attention of music fans across the world who believed Mitchell’s career had ended after an aneurysm in 2015 left her unable to walk or talk. Carlile told Daily Show host Trevor Noah that nobody knew Mitchell was going to do that until it started happening.
The concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre will be the first planned Joni Mitchell concert in 20 years.
Members of Carlile’s fan club, The Bramily, will have special access to a pre-sale lottery. There is a small fee for Bramily premium membership, and all proceeds go to the Looking Out Foundation, which provides support to causes including children in war zones, human rights, environmental issues, women’s issues, arts organizations, and more.
Details about the concert weekend are available HERE.