Back by Popular Demand - Jackson Browne Summer 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour with Special Guest Sara Watkins Making a Stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

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Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is set to launch his summer 2012 Acoustic Tour with a string of U.S. dates including DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on July 22, 2012. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the Acoustic Tour as a special guest.

Jackson Browne - 2012 Summer Acoustic Tour

Our stage is one of the best in the nation for an intimate solo night like this-perfect sightlines from any angle, and uncompromising acoustics will bring Jackson Browne as close as possible," said Bob Klaus, GM for DPAC.

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is set to launch his summer 2012 Acoustic Tour with a string of U.S. dates including DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on July 22, 2012. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the Acoustic Tour as a special guest.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning May 11 at 10am:

  •     Online at DPACnc.com
  •     DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  •     Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
  •     Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on May 9. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.

"I have to admit my bias and say that Jackson Browne is one of my all-time favorites. And I think Triangle concert fans agree based on how quickly this show sold out at DPAC in 2010. Our stage is one of the best in the nation for an intimate solo night like this- perfect sightlines from any angle, and uncompromising acoustics will bring Jackson Browne as close as possible for this special Cool Summer Nights performance," said Bob Klaus, GM for DPAC.

Sara Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the GRAMMY®-winning trio Nickel Creek. Sun Midnight Sun, the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player will be released May 8 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Benmont Tench, and Sean Watkins. “I’m really excited to have Sara joining me on this tour,” says Jackson. “We've played together a number of times in the last few years, sometimes on her show and sometimes mine, and it's always been a thrill for me. I'm floored by her amazing instrumental virtuosity and by her beautiful voice, and most of all, I love her songs.”

Jackson will be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. Acoustic Tour to charity. In addition, premium benefit seats are available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund: http://www.guacfund.org. Pre-sale information and VIP packages are available at http://www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, he is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), Nukefree.org, and Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles.

For more information: http://www.jacksonbrowne.com

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About DPAC

Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sight-lines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed three times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s worldwide theater attendance rankings, in 2011 DPAC was the #4 ranked U.S. Theater and is the #1 U.S. Theater in the listing with a capacity under 4,000.

What's up next at DPAC? Broadway’s Biggest Blockbuster in an Encore Engagement WICKED (May 2-27), An Intimate Evening with Anita Baker (June 17), Summer’s Can’t-Miss Bluegrass Show with Vince Gill (June 24).

For more information please go to http://www.DPACnc.com.

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