Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett On Stage Together
For “Songs and Stories” Tour
March 26 — San Francisco, CA — Nourse Theater
March 27 — San Rafael, CA — Marin Center
March 28 — San Jose, CA — City National Civic
Rick Bartalini Presents pre-sale tickets available using code SongsAndStories
starting Wednesday, December 21st at 10:00 A.M. PT
Tickets on sale to general public starting
Saturday, December 24th at 10:00 A.M. PT
The always witty Vince Gill and the reliably wry Lyle Lovett are reuniting for a nine city tour that will take place March 2017. After teaming up for a series of concerts in 2015 and 2016, the shows were so successful that they decided to extend the tour.
Starting Wednesday, December 21st at 10:00 A.M., fans can get early access to San Francisco, San Rafael and San Jose tickets using code SongsAndStories. The pre-sale ends Friday, December 23rd at 10:00 P.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, December 24th at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.
A reviewer for Elmore Magazine raved, “The evening reminded me of the Rat Pack, with pals Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra doing comedy and music and having a great time. . . . This was not the show I had looked forward to—it was much better.”
Each show will be a series of intimate solo and duo performances, during which the artists will serve as their own accompanists.
“For a night like this, there is no plan,” Gill said. “I know Lyle won’t have a plan, and I won’t either. What he plays will inspire me, and probably vice-versa. It’ll be like playing ping-pong. Whatever song he chooses to sing will inspire the next song that comes out of me.”
“I enjoy shows that are not planned out,” Lovett observes. “This will be two songwriters in the round. It’s informal, so there will be lots of ad-libbing. It will be like little snapshots of our experiences.”
Both performers have reaped armfuls of Grammys and kindred laurels for their musical versatility and memory-engraving songwriting.
“Just two guys sitting on stools, telling stories and singing songs,” Gill says. “No big bands. I saw James Taylor once with just him and his guitar, and after that show I felt like I knew him a whole lot better than I ever did before. That’s what’ll happen between Lyle and me, too, and I’m looking forward to it.”
One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy. Gill has won 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has won 20 GRAMMY Awards. A wide-ranging songwriter, his compositions earned him entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. The Academy of Country Music has conferred on Gill eight awards, including its prestigious Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the 2011 Career Achievement Award. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers. Gill has produced albums for LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant and Ashley Monroe and has made guest appearances on more than 500 albums including on those by Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, George Jones and others.
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett, March 26th at 7:30 P.M. at the Nourse Theater are $125.50, $85.50 and $65.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.cityboxoffice.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (415) 392-4400. Box office address: 180 Redwood Street, Suite 100 San Francisco, CA 94102.
Tickets for Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett, March 27th at 7:30 P.M. at Marin Center are $125.50, $95.50, $65.50 and $45.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://tickets.marincenter.org and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Friday, 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (415) 473-6800. Venue and box office address: 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903-5204.
Tickets for Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett, March 28th at 7:30 P.M. at the City National Civic are $89.50, $69.50 and $49.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Friday, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (408) 792-4111. Venue and box office address: 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95113.