LEGENDARY MUSICIANS LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT RETURN TO THE STATE THEATRE ON SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017
The powerhouse duo team up again for an evening of acoustic music
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY, DEC. 2 AT NOON
Minneapolis, Minn. (December 2, 2016) – Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that LYLE LOVETT, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and JOHN HIATT, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee, will team up again for a return visit to Minneapolis for AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. This intimate musical evening of side-by-side “unplugged” session features both artists alternating songs from their respective careers. The duo mixes their talent and dynamic chemistry with some of the finest and extraordinarily crafted music around from Americana, and folk to R&B and rock and roll.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 2 at noon at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
DAY DATE TIME VENUE TICKET PRICES
Saturday Feb. 25 8 p.m. State Theatre Start at $51.50
A singer, composer and actor, Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.
Hiatt has always been a keen observer of life’s flings and foibles alike. Usually mixed well together, Hiatt’s insights and skills at sharing them have only sharpened over the years. He recently released his 22nd studio album, “Terms of My Surrender,” 40 years into his recording career. Along the way, his songs have attracted many other singers, through whom some have gained a wider world of fans via other artists’ versions, such as Rosanne Cash’s “Pink Bedroom” and most famously Bonnie Raitt’s hit version of “Thing Called Love.” Hiatt’s series of shows with Lyle Lovett, which he calls “our little Smothers Brothers comedy show,” has brought out other spins on his art, as well as elements already familiar to those who’ve been there all along. Alternately bemused and profound, Hiatt is a self-aware chronicler of both his own and others’ stumbles and epiphanies, the tales richer with each step forward.
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our four theatres – the Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.