k.d. lang announces tour dates, including Olivia's "lesbian honeymoon cruise"

BY Advocate.com Editors

December 16 2003 12:00 AM ET

Out singer k.d. lang will give two performances next summer to passengers on a special cruise presented by lesbian-themed travel company Olivia. The Boston-to-Montreal itinerary is scheduled for July 3-10 and will follow a mass wedding ceremony in Boston. "I am excited for my first Olivia performance and the chance to share my music with such an inspiring group of women," lang said in a statement. The "lesbian honeymoon cruise" will take up to 1,200 passengers on Holland America's M.S. Maasdam ship, and lang will give two performances during dockings, one July 3 in Boston and the other July 4 in Provincetown, Mass.

The coming year is already shaping up to be busy for lang, who has a full slate of tour dates, scheduled to kick off April 30 with a two-night stand in Houston. A little more than a year ago, lang teamed up with legendary crooner Tony Bennett to release A Wonderful World. The duets album debuted at number 41 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 511,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here are lang's 2004 tour dates:

April 30-May 1: Houston (Jones Hall for Performing Arts)

May 8: Red Bank, N.J. (Count Basie Theater)

May 11-12: Baltimore (Meyerhoff Symphony Hall)

May 13: Rochester, N.Y. (Eastman Theater)

May 14: Buffalo, N.Y. (Kleinhans Music Hall)

May 17: Dallas (Meyerson Symphony Center)

May 19: Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)

May 22: Norfolk, Va. (Constant Convocation Center)

June 10: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)

June 12: Denver (Universal Lending Pavilion)

June 17-18: Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall)

June 19: New York City (JVC Jazz Festival)

June 22: Milwaukee (Marcus Center)

June 23-24: Detroit (Detroit Orchestra Hall)

June 26: Cincinnati (Symphony Hall)

June 27: Ottawa, Canada (National Arts Center)

June 29: Minneapolis (Orchestra Hall)

July 3: Boston (Olivia cruise)

July 4: Provincetown, Mass. (Olivia cruise)

July 8: Montreal (Place des Arts)

July 11: Highland Park, Ill. (Ravinia Festival)

July 16: Atlanta (Chastain Park Amphitheater)

July 23-24: San Francisco (Davies Symphony Hall)

July 30-31: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

August 1: San Diego (Starlight Bowl)

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