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Williams honor "Car Wheels" with tour

Monday, August 20, 2018 – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of popular disc, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road," Lucinda Williams will launch a 12-city tour this fall.

William will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from her career. The tour will primarily take place in the northeast starting on Nov. 2 in Collingswood, N.J. and will include stops in Boston, New York, Toronto and Chicago.

Following its release, "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" was named Best Album of 1998. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Williams will be joined on the tour by her long-time backing band Buick 6, featuring Butch Norton on drums, David Sutton on bass and Stuart Mathis on guitar.

Most dates will go on sale Thursday, Aug 23 at 7 p.m. local time.

Tour dates are:
Nov. 2 - Collingswood, NJ - The Scottish Rite
Nov. 3 - Northampton, MA - The Calvin Theatre
Nov. 5-6 - Boston, MA - The Paradise
Nov. 7 - New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre
Nov. 9 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Norwalk, CT - Wall Street Theater
Nov. 11 - Lebanon, NH - Lebanon Opera House
Nov. 13 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 14 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
Nov.17 - Berwyn, IL - FitzGerald's *

* Benefit shows for Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

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