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NORAH JONES TO RELEASE "BEGIN AGAIN," A COLLECTION OF SINGLES, ON APRIL 12

NORAH JONES TO RELEASE

February 22 2019

On April 12, nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones will release Begin Again, a collection of singles that gathers seven eclectic songs that Jones has recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett. Begin Again, which is available for pre-order now, will be released on 12” vinyl, CD, and as a digital album. Hear the new song “Just a Little Bit,” which was produced by Jones and features her on vocals, piano, and organ along with Brian Blade on drums, Christopher Thomas on bass, Dave Guy on trumpet, and Leon Michels on tenor saxophone.

Last year, following the 2016 release of her acclaimed album Day Breaks—and the extensive promotional campaign and world tour that accompanied it—Jones quietly returned to the studio with the sole intent of following her muse down creative pathways without any expectations or boundaries. Reveling in the joy and spontaneity of music-making with a true spirit of openness, Jones got together with various friends for brief, largely-improvised sessions to collaborate and experiment.

“I felt inspired to record and try different things,” Jones says, adding that the idea was to make it “quick and fun and easy and low-pressure. It’s a great way to collaborate with other people. Just a day or 3 in the studio and that’s it.”

“I try to go in with a few clips of voice memo ideas to have a jumping off point,” she explains. “With each session the little ideas were definitely with those particular musicians in mind, but the hope is to always create in the moment and with each session there were songs that came out of nothing. I was very open and had no real expectations as far as direction, but each session has exceeded my expectations. It’s been so fun and I feel very inspired right now and love all the different directions this is going.”

The singles Jones began releasing last summer ran the gamut from riveting electronic experiments to starkly acoustic folk ballads to organ-and-horn drenched soul songs. With the addition of three more previously unreleased songs, Begin Again presents seven snapshots of creativity from one of the music world’s most versatile and consistently intriguing artists.

The track listing for Begin Again is as follows:

1. My Heart is Full

2. Begin Again

3. It Was You

4. A Song with No Name

5. Uh Oh

6. Wintertime

7. Just a Little Bit

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Jones has announced Summer 2019 North American tour dates following a tour of Australia and New Zealand in April. The first leg of the North American tour will kick off on the East Coast in Pittsburgh on June 18 and includes appearances at jazz festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Saratoga Springs. The tour’s second leg heads out West beginning July 14 in Cheyenne, Wyoming followed by an evening at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks with the legendary Mavis Staples. The tour will also bring shows to Utah, Montana, and Washington state before concluding with Jones’ debut appearances in Alaska. Visit norahjones.com/tour for ticket info.

NORAH JONES – 2019 TOUR DATES:

April 12 – Palais Theatre – St. Kilda, Australia

April 14 – The State Theatre – Sydney, Australia

April 15 – The State Theatre – Sydney, Australia

April 17 – Federation Concert Hall – Hobart, Australia

April 19 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia

April 23 – ASB Theatre – Auckland, New Zealand

April 24 – TSB Arena – Wellington, New Zealand

April 26 – Regent Theatre – Dunedin, New Zealand

April 28 – Events Centre – Queenstown, New Zealand

April 29 – Town Hall – Christchurch, New Zealand

June 18 – Heinz Hall – Pittsburgh, PA

June 19 – Clay Center – Charleston, WV

June 21 – Williamsburg Live – Williamsburg, VA

June 22 – The Queen – Wilmington, DE

June 25 – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – Ottawa, ON

June 26 – TD Toronto Jazz Festival – Toronto, ON

June 27 – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal – Montreal, QC

June 29 – The Pines Theater – Northampton, MA

June 30 – Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival – Saratoga Springs, NY

July 14 – Cheyenne Civic Center – Cheyenne, WY

July 16 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO (with Mavis Staples)

July 18 – Belly Up Aspen – Aspen, CO

July 19 – Sandy Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT

July 20 – Sandy Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT

July 21 – Walk Festival Hall – Jackson Hole, WY

July 23 – Theatre at the Brick – Bozeman, MT

July 24 – KettleHouse Amphitheater – Missoula, MT

July 26 – Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox – Spokane, WA

July 28 – Orpheum – Vancouver, BC

July 31 – Centennial Hall – Juneau, AK

August 2 – Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage, AK

August 3 – Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage, AK

August 4 – Bear Tooth Theatrepub – Anchorage, AK