After a three-year hiatus from touring, Loreena McKennitt is gearing up to hit the road again. The tour begins with five cities in Ontario and Québec from October 1 to October 7, 2022.
Aptly named The Visit Revisted, the tour commemorates the 30th anniversary of her Juno Award-winning album, The Visit. This leg will take her to Hamilton, Montréal, Toronto, Québec and Ottawa.
“This album was a major landmark in my career,” says Loreena, “and personally it’s always so interesting and often enlightening to revisit one’s early work to see how the inspiration for it has evolved.”
The first set of the concert will consist entirely of songs from The Visit and performed in the order they appear on the album. The second set will include favourites from across Loreena’s catalogue.
Performing as a quartet, Loreena will be accompanied by long-time musical companions Brian Hughes on guitar, Caroline Lavelle on cello and Hugh Marsh on violin.
This is Loreena’s first tour since the Lost Souls Tour in 2018, which kicked off in Stratford, followed by performances in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, later taking her to Europe that spring and summer for 49 concerts, eventually wrapping up in Canada in the fall of 2019.
“In 2019, I decided to put my career on hold in order to focus on other civic matters such as climate emergency. Little did I know we were heading into a pandemic.” says McKennitt.
“Even under those challenging circumstances, we were able to be involved in various initiatives and they continue still. We will be grateful to get back to touring even while keeping a foot in these subjects back home. I felt then, as I do now, that it’s important to be a contributing member of one’s community.” Plans are also underway for future touring.
The tour will be on sale to the general public beginning today, Thursday, April 14, 2022.
For more information, see loreenarevisited.com/tour.
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