Arts in Brief: Blind Boys of Alabama have joined Tom Petty bill
Halifax Chronicle-Herald — May 26, 2012
Gospel blues legends the Blind Boys of Alabama will be appearing as the special guest of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Halifax Metro Centre on Thursday, after scheduling conflicts required Jimmy Cliff to drop out of the band’s Atlantic Canadian dates.
The Grammy Award-winning sextet was last in Halifax in 2008, and have appeared with acts like Prince, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt and Kanye West.
Their latest album, Take The High Road, is a traditional take on country-gospel, their first exploration of the genre in their 70-year career.
A limited number of tickets for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with special guest the Blind Boys of Alabama, are still available at the Metro Centre’s Ticket Atlantic box office (451-1221 or ticketatlantic.com) and Atlantic Superstore outlets.