Fall tour of the US and UK
Hadestown tickets on sale
We’re thrilled that tickets are now on general sale for the Off-Broadway production of HADESTOWN at New York Theatre Workshop. Based on the acclaimed album, Anais and her collaborators have been working on the stage adaptation for ten years, and it will open on May 23rd 2016, with previews beginning May 6th. Tickets are available from www.nytw.org
DECEMBER TOUR WITH THE PUNCH BROTHERS
Anais will open for the Punch Brothers in December 2015 with dates in Charlottesville, VA (16th), Durham, NC (17th), and Knoxville, TN (18th, 19th)
ANAIS ON TOUR WITH PATTY GRIFFIN AND SARA WATKINS
Anais will be joining Patty Griffin and Sara Watkins on the 7 week long ‘Use Your Voice’ tour in partnership with the League of Women Voters in early 2016. The tour kicks off on February 12th in Florida and continues through to April, taking in 38 cities along the way.
A respected leader in the voter engagement field for 95 years, the League of Women Voters is active in all 50 states and nearly 800 communities. League volunteers conduct nonpartisan voter registration, education and mobilization year-round, every year with the goal of empowering millions of voters to participate and ensure they have fair and equal access to the vote. Visit the League’s award-winning voting website, www.VOTE411.org, to find out about upcoming elections in your community.
‘Hadestown’ theatre show to launch Off-Broadway
so thrilled that the new, expanded, staged version of HADESTOWN will be part of New York Theatre Workshop’s 15/16 season! developed & directed by rachel chavkin (of TEAM & great comet fame)! can’t wait to share it with you. Thx to this venerable badass off-broadway theater for making a home for us!
making HADESTOWN has been a long journey (spanning almost 10 years at this point!) and it wouldn’t exist without arranger/orchestrator michael chorney, album producer todd sickafoose, original director and co-creator ben t. matchstick, the cast of the early shows in VT and several workshop versions since, righteous babe records, guest singers everywhere, dale franzen, mara isaacs & the broad stage, and ALL OF YOU who have supported this project in every way since the early days. THANK YOU
‘xoa’ is released to critical acclaim
‘xoa’ is out now and has been receiving wonderful reviews. National newspapers in the UK including The Financial Times, Telegraph and Independent on Sunday all awarded the album 4 stars. The Boston Globe interviewed Anais about the making of the album, which you can read here
xoa Available for Pre-Order
xoa is out on 6th October (30th September in North America)! It’s on limited release but you can order it from the following retailers:
On the Anais Mitchell web-store (shipping out of the US)
On Amazon (shipping out of the UK)
On iTunes US
On iTunes UK
And on all the usual digital platforms too.
New Album and Tour
i’m excited to announce a big new solo tour to go along with a rare solo recording i made with the wonderful gary paczosa (who produced child ballads)!
the record (called “xoa”) will be in limited release this fall ~ i made it mainly for YOU beautiful people in response to requests from y’all over the years ~ it’s got a few new & previously unrecorded songs, a few from hadestown that were sung by other artists on the record, and a few from my back catalogue!
me and my family are hitting the road for most of the fall and playing shows all over the states, UK & Ireland, and a few on the continent. some of the dates are being announced here now and there will be more to come! LOVE AND THANKS. XOA
Child Ballads wins BBC Folk Award
We’re absolutely delighted to have won the award for Best Traditional Song at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. It was a very special night and we’re grateful for the generous recognition for the album. Anais and Jefferson performed at the awards, which was broadcast live from London’s Royal Albert Hall. You can see the performance here.