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Wanda Jackson readies new LP, going on tour, playing Highline Ballroom (dates)

The undisputed queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, is lining up fall tour dates and has annnounced a NYC show which happens on October 12 at Highline Ballroom which is about a week shy of her 75th birthday (10/20). Tickets to the show go on sale Friday (7/13) at noon.

Wanda is currently putting the final touches on Unfinished Business, her new album which will be out around the time of her NYC show on Sugar Hill Records. It’s being produced by Justin Townes Earl who encouraged a back-to-basics approach: “From day one I really liked Justin’s idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs,” Jackson told Rolling Stone. “The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process. The record just sounds terrific and I’m hoping that my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”

If you’re not that familiar with Wanda, do yourself a favor and get acquainted. There’s a great compilation of her early work streaming on Spotify. All current Wanda Jackson tour dates are below.

Wanda Jackson – 2012 Tour Dates
07/12/12 De Piek Vlissingen, Netherlands
07/14/12 Latitude Festival Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk
07/16/12 The Factory Porth, UK
07/18/12 Thekla Bristol, UK
07/19/12 Islington Asembly Hall London, UK
07/21/12 SummerTyne Americana Fest Gateshead, Newcastle, UK
07/27/12 Southern Girls Rock N Roll Camp Murfreesboro, TN
07/28/12 Franklin Theatre Franklin, TN
08/10/12 Knucklehead’s Saloon Kansas City, MO
08/11/12 Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO
08/12/12 Hi-Tone Memphis, TN
08/18/12 Philadelphia Folk Festival Philadelphia, PA
08/31/12 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN
09/01/12 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN
09/02/12 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
09/12/12 The Square Room Knoxville, TN click here
09/16/12 WorkPlay Theater Birmingham, AL
09/28/12 Bartlesville Community Center Bartlesville, OK
10/12/12 Highline Ballroom NYC
11/9/12 Bassy Berlin, DE

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