Since the 1970’s when she first hit the scene, few blues artists have reached the heights of Bonnie Raittt, and they certainly haven’t matched her longevity. The singer/songwriter and guitarist began performing and recording albums in the early 1970’s and had her major breakout in 1976 with the release of her sixth studio album, Sweet Forgiveness, and the popular single, Runaway. This breakout allowed Bonnie to get signed to a major label record deal and reach an even larger audience. Throughout the 1980’s Bonnie began to experiment with her sound and while she continued to receive critical acclaim, her records didn’t sell as well as the record label hoped. Bonnie Raittt finally reached a balance between her critical acclaim and commercial success with her 1989 album, Nick of Time. Nick of Time reached the top of the Billboard 500 and earned Bonnie three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. Bonnie kept her hot streak alive with the 1991 release of the album Luck of the Draw. This album is still Bonnie’s greatest commercial success, largely in thanks to the classic single, “Something To Talk About.” At the 1991 Grammy Awards, Bonnie Raittt won three awards for Luck of the Draw.
After three decades of consistently churning out studio albums, Bonnie Raittt’s production began to slow down in the 2000’s, only releasing three albums since then. However, despite the slower rate of production, Bonnie has remained a popular live act, touring around the world to play dozens of shows every year. With sixteen full-length studio albums and counting, Bonnie Raittt certainly won’t run out of material to play for live audiences any time soon. Along with touring, Bonnie Raittt has also kept busy by performing and recording with many popular artists and has become a political activist in recent years. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for Bonnie Raittt Slipstream Tour Tickets.
After releasing her sixteenth studio album, Slipstream, in April of 2012, Bonnie Raittt toured around the world for a majority of the next two years. Throughout 2012 and early 2013, Bonnie toured across North America with special guests that included Marc Cohn, Mavis Staples, Randall Bramblett, Sarah Siskind, and Maia Sharp. In spring of 2013, Bonnie toured the South Pacific and she toured the UK during the summer. In the fall, Bonnie toured North America again, this making stops in cities she hadn’t played in during 2012. Throughout 2014, Bonnie had sporadic tour dates in the United States and in 2015 she will be touring the United States in May and August.
Souls Alike Tour
In September of 2005, Bonnie Raittt released her fifteenth studio album, Souls Alike. In support of this album, Bonnie toured across North America and Europe from October of 2005 all the way through 2006. Some of Bonnie’s special guests on this tour included Stephen Bruton, Maia Sharp, Marc Broussard, Paul Brady, and Foy Vance. In November of 2005, Bonnie opened for The Rolling Stones at three of their shows.