T Bone Burnett Announces Dates for First Concert Tour in 20 Years

15-City Run Set in Conjunction With Two Major Album Releases


T Bone Burnett will embark on his first concert tour in nearly 20 years beginning May 23 at The Vic Theatre in Chicago (see itinerary following).

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The True False Identity Tour will hit theaters and outdoor venues in 15 U.S. cities in conjunction with the simultaneous release, on May 16, of the acclaimed songwriter and musician's two new albums: The True False Identity, T Bone's first studio album in 14 years, and Twenty Twenty -- The Essential T Bone Burnett, the artist's 40-song first-ever career-spanning retrospective.

T Bone's band on this major headlining tour will consist of many of the musicians he worked with on The True False Identity and numerous musical projects over the years: Jim Keltner on drums, Marc Ribot on guitar, Dennis Crouch on bass and Keefus Ciancia on keyboards.

Jakob Dylan, who shares a long-standing friendship and musical history with T Bone, will appear as a very special guest on the tour. The two last collaborated in the mid-nineties, when Jakob's band, The Wallflowers, worked with producer Burnett on the group's multi-platinum Bringing Down The Horse album. Jakob will perform on all but one of the concerts on the tour. On June 15, in San Francisco, T Bone will be joined by Peter Hayes & Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

T Bone's long hiatus from recording and performing opened the door for one of music's most multi-faceted and successful careers. His multitude of musical identities have included: Grammy-winning producer (the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, the Tony Bennett and k.d. lang album, "A Wonderful World"); Oscar-nominated songwriter ("The Scarlet Tide" from Cold Mountain); indie record label founder (DMZ Records); soundtrack composer/Executive Music Producer (Walk The Line, The Big Lebowski) and versatile studio wizard (Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, k.d. lang, Roy Orbison, Sam Phillips, Ralph Stanley, The Wallflowers, Gillian Welch and Cassandra Wilson).

  The True False Identity Tour itinerary:
  May  23  Chicago            Vic Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)
  May  24  Nashville          Ryman Auditorium (with Jakob Dylan)
  May  30  Washington, D.C.   9:30 Club (with Jakob Dylan)
  May  31  Philadelphia       Theatre of the Living Arts (with Jakob Dylan)
  June  1  New York           Town Hall Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)
  June  2  Boston             Somerville Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)
  June  9  Saratoga, CA       The Mountain Winery (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 10  Eugene, OR         Secret House Vineyards (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 11  Seattle            Moore Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 12  Portland           Aladdin Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 14  San Francisco      Great American Music Hall (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 15  San Francisco      Great American Music Hall
                              (with Peter Hayes & Robert Levon Been)
  June 16  Petaluma, CA       Mystic Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 17  Santa Barbara, CA  Lobero Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 19  San Diego          4th & B Theater (with Jakob Dylan)
  June 20  Los Angeles        Wilshire Ebell Theatre (with Jakob Dylan)

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SOURCE: Columbia Records

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