From Billboard – Lucinda Williams fans will soon have a chance to hear the songwriter perform five of her eight studio albums in their entirety, one night at a time. On Sept. 5-6 and 8-10, Williams headlines at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles and will perform in New York Sept. 29-30 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza and Oct. 2-4 at Town Hall.
The first night of each five-night run will kick off with a performance of 2003’s “World Without Tears.” “Essence” from 2001, “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” from 1998, “Sweet Old World” from 1990 and “Lucinda Williams” from 1988 will be played on subsequent nights.
The album-focused sets will be followed by a more traditional set from Williams and her band (guitarist Doug Pettibone, bassist David Sutton and drummer Butch Norton), including cuts from her most recent album, “West.” Tickets for all shows go on sale tomorrow (July 21)
“West” bowed at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and topped the Tastemakers tally in March.
I hope Lu is running the board tapes on these show and releases them by Christmas.