Apr 20, 2012

ONE OF ROLLING STONE’S 100 GREATEST SINGERS OF ALL TIME BONNIE RAITT COMING TO DPAC, DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

April 20, 2012 (Durham, NC) — Renowned blueswoman and guitar slinger Bonnie Raitt to perform at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Friday, October 12.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning April 27th 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 Wednesday, April 25th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.

"I first discovered Bonnie Raitt in 1977, when her album Sweet Forgiveness gave Raitt her first radio breakthrough hit, with her cover of Del Shannon's ‘Runaway’. I've been a fan ever since and she has always been on our list of acts we most wanted to play DPAC. I'd easily say this could be her best Triangle show ever. Bonnie's guitar and very special voice are the perfect match for the acoustics, sightlines and intimate feel of DPAC," said Bob Klaus, GM for DPAC.

With the release of her nineteenth album, Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt is starting anew. The album marks her return to studio recording after seven years; it's coming out as the launch of her own label, Redwing Records, and it delivers some of the most surprising and rewarding music of her remarkable career, thanks in part to some experimental sessions with celebrated producer Joe Henry.

More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. Born to a musical family, the nine-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," is the daughter of celebrated Broadway singer John Raitt (Carousel, Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game) and accomplished pianist/singer Marge Goddard. In 2000, Bonnie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; this was followed by her welcome into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, along with her father, in June 2001.

Bonnie continues to use her influence to affect the way music is perceived and appreciated in the world. In 1988, she co-founded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, which works to improve royalties, financial conditions, and recognition for a whole generation of R&B pioneers to whom she feels we owe so much. In 1995, she initiated the Bonnie Raitt Guitar Project with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, currently running in 200 clubs around the world, to encourage underprivileged youth to play music as budgets for music instruction in the

schools run dry. Bonnie currently sits on the Advisory or Honorary Boards of a number of organizations, including Little Kids Rock, Rainforest Action Network, Music Maker Relief Foundation and the Arhoolie Foundation.
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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 sightlines 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. Don’t miss upcoming superstar shows: one of Rolling Stone’s greatest artists of all time Elvis Costello, an intimate summer night with R&B superstar Anita Baker, and more. You’ve got to be there! For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.