Jackson Browne tour hits South Bend

Published 12:44 pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jackson Browne

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has added a string of fall dates to his 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour including a stop at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center on Oct. 25.

Playing guitar and piano, Browne will perform songs from his body of work, with varying set lists at each stop on the tour. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the Acoustic Tour as a special guest.

Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, he is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights and arts education. He’s a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), Nukefree.org and Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles.

Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the GRAMMY-winning trio Nickel Creek. “Sun Midnight Sun,” is the second solo album from the acclaimed singer, songwriter and fiddle player.

“I’m really excited to have Sara joining me on this tour,” Browne said. “We’ve played together a number of times in the last few years, sometimes on her show and sometimes mine, and it’s always been a thrill for me. I’m floored by her amazing instrumental virtuosity and by her beautiful voice, and most of all, I love her songs.”

Browne will be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. Acoustic Tour to charity. In addition, premium benefit seats are available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund at www.guacfund.org. Pre-sale is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Reserved tickets are $66/$56/$46 (plus applicable fees) and will be available at the Morris Box Office, SuperSounds Catalog Center in Goshen, Hammes Bookstore (Eddy Street in South Bend, Ind.), O’Brien Recreation Center, charge by phone at (574) 235-9190 or (800) 537-6415 and online at www.MorrisCenter.org.