Bettye LaVette, an American soul singer-songwriter, celebrates 50 years in the music industry this winter. The Michigan native has been writing and recording music within the soul/blues/funk/r&b genres since 1962, and has released over 20 albums during that time. She has appeared on various radio and television shows, performed at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, and now she wants to celebrate with you!

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Her 50th anniversary tour kicks off November 7 with a show in Ann Arbor, MI, at The Ark. After that, the soul-singer will play two gigs at Chicago’s City Winery, before moving on to Minneapolis where she’ll play another pair of shows at The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant. She’ll perform several gigs in Texas, before beginning a tour of Europe on December 5. After a December 17 show in The Netherlands, LaVette will take a break, until a January 1 show at NYC’s City Winery, followed by a performance at Joe’s Pub the next day. Oh yeah, and she’ll also make stops in Australia for Bluesfest later that year. Her extensive tour finally comes to a close on April 13, with a show in Cape Verde for Jazz Fest. Happy 50th anniversary, indeed. This woman is unstoppable!

Bettye LaVette Tickets 2012-13

Bettye LaVette Concert Dates 2012-13

Date City State/Country Venue
11/7/2012 Ann Arbor MI The Ark
11/9/2012 Chicago IL City Winery
11/10/2012 Chicago IL City Winery
11/12/2012 Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club
11/13/2012 Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club
11/28/2012 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe Cafe
11/29/2012 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater
11/30/2012 San Antonio TX Carver Cultural Center
12/5/2012 Paris FR Alhambra
12/7/2012 Bordeaux FR Theatre du Casino Barriere
12/8/2012 Conflans-Saint-Honorine FR Theatre Simone Signoret
12/9/2012 Lille FR Theatre du Casino Barriere
12/11/2012 London EN Jazz Cafe
12/14/2012 Leuven BE Depot
12/16/2012 Amsterdam NE MC Theatre
12/17/2012 Utrecht NE Tivoli
1/11/2013 New York NY City Winery
1/12/2013 New York NY Joe’s Pub
3/31/2013 Byron Bay AU Bluesfest
4/1/2013 Byron Bay AU Bluesfest
4/13/2013 Praia CV Kriol Jazz Festival