M. Ward announces special shows

Boston Pops, Zooey Deschanel set to perform

M. Ward has announced two special shows during which he will perform with the Boston Pops and a myriad of special guests.

The Portland songwriter who is currently opening for Norah Jones on tour in the US has added the additional dates in Boston, at the end of the month.

He was approached by the internationally acclaimed Boston Pops orchestra for the performances, and will be directed by conductor Keith Lockhart. Ward will be joined onstage by fellow Portland musician Mike Coykendall, Chicago-based Adam Selzer and actress Zooey Deschanel.

Meanwhile, M. Ward will re-release his debut album ‘Duet for Guitars’ via Merge Records on July 10. The album has been unavailable in the US since its release in 1999.

He will play:

Morrison, CO Red Rocks * (June 1)

Kansas City, MO Music Hall * (4)

Omaha, NE Orpheum * (5)

Memphis, TN Mud Island * (8)

Tulsa, OK Performing Arts Center* (9)

Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theater* (11)

Grand Prairie, TX Jones Hall * (12)

Austin, TX Backyard* (15)

San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater * (16)

Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater * (18)

San Diego, CA Bayside Concerts Embarcadero * (19)

Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater * (21)

Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl * (22)

Berkeley, CA Greek Theater* (23)

Boston, MA Symphony Hall # (26,27)

Seattle, WA McCaw Hall * (29)

Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall * (30)

* – with Norah Jones

# – with the Boston Pops

–By our New York staff.

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