k.d. lang Announces Canadian Tour

On the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling Ingénue album and the huge hit “Constant Craving,” which launched her into stardom around the world, k.d. lang is about to hit the road solo across Canada. Fans in 17 cities coast to coast, fromVictoria, B.C. to St. John’s, NL, will have the pleasure of experiencing lang live as she brings her singular singing style to classics  from  her 30 year  repertoire.  These memorable evenings take place over 23 shows from August 12 to September 19,2017, in a tour presented by AEG Live.

After exploring different creative platforms in recent years, this unique and multi-talented performer is returning to the stage in celebration of her first love, promising to take her music to new heights on this brand new cross-Canada tour. Fans ofthe chanteuse won’t want to miss this opportunity to catch lang live, in a rare treat that seldom comes along.


Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10am local time. Fan club members can purchase tickets during the presale beginning  Thursday, March 2 at 10 am local time. Tickets are available at NAC subscribers and donors can purchase tickets to the NAC Gala during the NAC presale starting today (Thursday, February 23) at 3pm EST.

2017 is a landmark year for lang, as it represents the 25th anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking Ingénue album and the 150th anniversary of Canada. The convergence of these two anniversaries is momentous for the singer. Lang is  animportant part of the fabric of music in Canada, thanks to her original music, the music that’s inspired her and  the other artists that she has covered in her own unique renditions. As a result of her deep connection to Canadian music, she’s beeninvited to be one of Canada’s 150th Ambassadors.

Fans excited for the tour know she is renowned for her live shows, prompting the New York Times’ Stephen Holden to observe: “Few singers command such perfection of pitch. Her voice, at once beautiful and unadorned and softened with a veilof smoke, invariably hits the middle of a note and remains there.”


As part of this new tour lang will perform songs from Ingénue along with hits from her 2004 album  Hymns  of the  49th  Parallel,  which  featured  lang  singing  the  songs  that  define  her  country  by fellow Canadians, including: Joni Mitchell,Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, Ron Sexsmith, and Bruce Cockburn.


After first appearing on stage as the cowgirl with the golden voice, she went on to become the crooner who sang “Constant   Craving” and also achieved   much  success  interpreting   other  artists’  songs.  Pervading   all  her interpretations is a senseof melancholy that lang manages to render with nuance and grace.  Some of her most memorable recordings are the (now-iconic) rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,”  Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” and her collaboration with Tony Bennett ontheir 2002 Wonderful World duets album. She later joined Bennett for a successful co-headlining concert tour. He says of lang: “She’s the best singer of her generation.”



Branching  out  into  uncharted  territory  isn’t  foreign  to  lang.  In  2014,  she  guest-starred  in  the  hit  TV  show Portlandia, playing an exaggerated version of herself. In 2015, the Alberta Ballet staged an original performance piece calledBalletlujah!, based on the life and music of lang. The creative process and dance numbers were also turned into a film of the same name, featuring lang’s participation, which aired on the CBC.


lang has recently been working with new collaborators:  indie icon Neko Case and respected singer/songwriter

Laura Veirs. The three joined forces to write and record the album case/lang/veirs, which was released in June



lang has won four GRAMMY® awards, eight Juno Awards, a BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD. Some other noteworthy accomplishments:

•    In 1996, she received Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada.

•    In 2013, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards.

•    In 2014, she was honoured with a Canada Post stamp.

•    She received an honourary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Regina (2013) and an honourary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Alberta (2008).

•    In 2016, she was honoured by the Royal Conservatory of Music

She has appeared alongside such musical luminaries as Roy Orbison, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Loretta

Lynn, and toured with Tony Bennett.



Here are the 2017 tour dates:

Saturday August 12 – Victoria, BC, Royal Theatre

Sunday, August 13 – Victoria, BC, Royal Theatre

Wednesday August 16 – Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre

Thursday August 17 – Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre

Saturday August 19 – Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Sunday August 20 – Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Tuesday August 22 – Saskatoon, SK, TCU Place

Wednesday August 23 – Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Thursday August 24 – Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Saturday August 26 – Regina, SK, Conexus Arts Centre

Sunday August 27 – Winnipeg, MB, Burton Cummings Theatre

Wednesday August 30 – Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Thursday August 31 – Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Saturday September 2 – Montreal, QC, Place des Arts – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Sunday September 3 – Quebec, QC, Grand Théâtre de Québec

Thursday September 7 – Moncton, NB, Casino New Brunswick

Friday September 8 – Charlottetown, PEI, Eastlink Centre Charlottetown

Saturday September 9 – Halifax, NS, Scotiabank Centre

Monday September 11 – Sydney, NS, Centre 200

Thursday September 14 – St. John’s, NL, Mile One Centre

Saturday September 16 – Ottawa, ON, National Arts Centre Fundraising Gala **

Sunday September 17 – Ottawa, ON, National Arts Centre

Tuesday September 19 – Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)

** The National Arts Centre Gala includes a performance by the NAC orchestra, as well as a concert by

k.d. lang. This is the only tour date to include the addition of an orchestra performance to the program.


Tickets on sale at each venue and at all usual outlets. Fan Club pre-sale begins Thursday, March 2 at 10 am.

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