Platinum-selling Celtic musician Loreena McKennitt is coming to Washington D.C. in October. The Visit Revisited fall tour is her first U.S. tour in eight years. This tour honors the 32nd anniversary of her fourth album, The Visit, released in 1992 worldwide by Warner Music Group.
Originally from Stratford, Canada, Loreena began her career by selling her CDs from home and producing her tours. Her first studio album, Elemental, was released in 1985 and recorded in a barn. It marked her debut in Celtic music. Since then, she has recorded over a dozen studio recordings, including albums, EPs, and holiday specials. With the success of her albums, Loreena has sold over 14 million records worldwide. She is also a two-time Juno winner, Billboard International Achievement Award winner, and GRAMMY nominee. Following her achievements, she was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in March of 2023.
In 2018, she embarked on The Lost Souls tour, performing in Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Unfortunately, she had to return home when the pandemic began in early 2019. McKennitt has not performed outside of Canada since then. This tour presents a fantastic opportunity to reintroduce her American audience to the Celtic blend of pop and folk music that she is passionate about.
“I’m so anxious to get back to the United States, even though I do know we are still in the long tail of the pandemic and touring is not without risks,” says McKennitt. “But there are hopeful signs things are improving and we’ll continue to take precautions as we share the music with our American friends who I have missed very much.”
The Visit Revisited North American tour begins on October 11th and runs until November 8th. Loreena will be stopping in D.C. at the Warner Theatre on October 23rd. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out.
The Visit: Highlights from The Definitive Edition is available now on major streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.
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