photo: Aretha Franklin in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is returning to the road this year, including a couple shows in the NYC-area this March. She plays Newark, NJ on 3/14 at NJPAC and Bridgeport, CT on 3/20 at Webster Bank Arena. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now. All currently known dates (maybe more TBA?) are listed below.

Stevie Wonder announced a Newark show today too.

In related and sadder news, Don Covay, whose song "See Saw" was a top 10 hit for Aretha Franklin when she covered it, passed away at 78 years old over the weekend. He also collaborated with Jimi Hendrix, wrote with Otis Redding, was covered by The Rolling Stones, and wrote hits at the Brill Building for Gladys Knight, Little Richard, and more. Rest in peace, Don. You'll be missed.

Listen to Aretha's version of "See Saw," with her list of dates, below...


Aretha Franklin -- 2015 Tour Dates
2/14 Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino Indio, CA
3/14 NJ Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ
3/20 Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, CT
5/17 Clay Center Charleston, WV