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Suzanne Vega

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Apr
09
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Albany
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Apr
10
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Ithaca
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Apr
12
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Pittsburgh
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Apr
13
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Kent
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Apr
15
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Cincinnati
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Apr
16
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Ann Arbor
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Apr
18
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Schaumburg
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Apr
19
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Iowa City
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Apr
20
An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories
Des Moines
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Apr
23
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Madison
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Apr
24
Space
Evanston
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Apr
25
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Evanston
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Apr
27
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Grand Rapids
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Jul
16
Arènes de Nîmes
Nîmes
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Jul
19
Schloßparkbühne Marburg
Marburg
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Jul
20
Plassenburg
Kulmbach
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Jul
22
Zelt-Musik-Festival, Badische Zeitung Zelt
Freiburg
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Aug
03
Suzanne Vega - Old Songs, New Songs and Other Songs
Valkenburg
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Aug
04
Festival Dranouter
Dranouter
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About Suzanne Vega
Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega released her latest album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, on September 11, 2020 (Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl). “I recorded these songs at the Café Carlyle in New York City,” Vega says of the album. “It’s a small, exclusive club that has hosted legends from Eartha Kitt to Judy Collins, and is also known to be the place where Jackie Kennedy met Audrey Hepburn. I love it for its bohemian old-world glamour! I included songs that were inspired by New York City or for which New York provided the backdrop, including “Walk on the Wild Side” by my late, great friend, Lou Reed—a song I rarely heard him sing himself.” An Evening of New York Songs and Stories finds Vega backed by longtime guitarist and musical director Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards. Produced by Leonard, mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Kevin Killen and mastered by Grammy Award winner Bob Ludwig, the album was recorded in early 2019 and includes familiar songs like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” and deep cuts from Vega’s catalog including “Frank and Ava” and “Ludlow Street.” The mix of repertoire also features “New York Is My Destination” from Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, Vega’s 2016 album from her one-woman play about the Southern gothic novelist Carson McCullers. Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known venues. Known for performances that convey deep emotion, Vega’s distinctive, “clear, unwavering voice” (Rolling Stone) has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper” by The Washington Post, with NPR Music noting that she “has been making vital, inventive music” throughout the course of her decades-long career. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognizable—as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago. Vega was born in Santa Monica, CA, but grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York City. She was influenced by her mother, a computer systems analyst and her stepfather, the Puerto Rican writer Egardo Vega Yunque. There was a heady mix of multicultural music playing at home: Motown, bossa nova, jazz and folk. At age 11 she picked up a guitar and as a teenager she started to write songs. Having studied dance at the High School for the Performing Arts, Vega later attended Barnard College where she majored in English Literature and minored in theater. In 1979, after attending a concert by Lou Reed, she began to find her true artistic voice and distinctive vision for contemporary folk. A receptionist by day, she would hang out at the Greenwich Village Songwriter’s Exchange by night. Soon she was playing iconic venues like The Bottom Line and Folk City—the word was out and audiences were catching on. At first, record companies saw little prospect of commercial success. Vega’s demo tape was rejected by every major record company—and twice by the very label that eventually signed her. Her self-titled debut album (A&M) was finally released in 1985, co-produced by Steve Addabbo and Lenny Kaye, guitarist for Patti Smith. One million records later, it was clear that Vega’s voice was resonating around the world. “Marlene on the Wall” was a surprise hit in the U.K. and Rolling Stone eventually included the record in their “100 Greatest Recordings of the 1980s.” 1987’s follow-up, Solitude Standing—again co-produced by Addabbo and Kaye—elevated her to star status. The album hit #2 in the U.K. and #11 in the States, was nominated for three Grammys (including Record of the Year) and went platinum in the U.S., selling three million copies worldwide. “Luka” is a song that has entered the cultural vernacular—likely the only hit song ever written from the perspective of an abused boy. Vega continues to support children’s and human rights groups such as Amnesty International, Casa Alianza and Covenant House. The opening song on Solitude Standing was an a cappella piece, “Tom’s Diner,” about a nondescript restaurant near Columbia University. Without Vega’s permission, it was remixed by U.K. electronic dance duo DNA and bootlegged as “Oh Susanne.” Suddenly Vega’s voice was showing up in the most unlikely setting of all: the club. She permitted an official release of the remix of “Tom’s Diner” under its original title, which reached #5 on the Billboard pop chart and went gold. In 1991, she brought the remix and other unsolicited versions of the song together in a compilation called Tom’s Album. Vega also holds the distinction of being christened “Mother of the MP3” by the technology’s creator, who used her recording of “Tom’s Diner” to refine its compression algorithm. Vega co-produced her follow-up album with Anton Sanko, 1990’s Days of Open Hand. The album featured a string arrangement by composer Philip Glass, for whose song cycle Songs from Liquid Days she had penned lyrics years earlier. Continuing to battle preconceptions, she teamed with producer Mitchell Froom for 1992’s 99.9F, the sound of which instigated descriptions such as “industrial folk” and “techno folk.” Certified gold, 99.9F won a New York Music Award as Best Rock Album. Vega was also the first of an elite group of women, joined recently by Billie Eilish, to land three consecutive singles in Billboard’s Alternative Top 10, beginning with “Book of Dreams,” followed by her featured spot on DNA’s “Tom’s Diner” and concluding with her own “Blood Makes Noise.” In 1996, Vega returned with the similarly audacious Nine Objects Of Desire, also produced by Froom, who by then was her husband. Over the years, she has been heard on soundtracks including Pretty In Pink (“Left Of Center” with Joe Jackson) and contributed to such diverse projects as the Disney compilation Stay Awake, the Grateful Dead tribute Deadicated and the Leonard Cohen tribute Tower Of Song. In 1999 The Passionate Eye: The Collected Writings Of Suzanne Vega, a volume of poems, lyrics, essays and journalistic pieces, was published by Spike/Avon Books. In 2001, she returned to her acoustic roots for her first new album in five years, the critically lauded Songs In Red And Gray. In 2007, Vega released the Grammy award-winning Beauty & Crime on Blue Note Records, a deeply personal reflection of her native New York City in the wake of the loss of her brother Tim Vega and the tragedy of 9/11. Vega’s love for the city shines through as both its subject and its setting, and she mixes the past and present, the public with the private, and familiar sounds with the utterly new—just like the city itself. Recently Vega was a member of the cast of the Off-Broadway production of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. The New York Times said of her performance, “As our polymorphic host, the brandy-voiced Vega…is a delightful, smoothly sardonic presence…a discreetly entertaining font of omniscience.”
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What fans are saying
Matthew
4 / 5
Great show, as always, by Suzanne Vega. I loved her focus on newer material. The only thing that would have made it better would have been a full band.
Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
Aug 02, 2019
Dan
5 / 5
Amazing show, so glad to hear her new material and powerful poetry. Really glad she is still willing to tell stories about her original hits as well
Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Apr 27, 2023
Nicholas
5 / 5
Superb evening! Sell out crowd, great support set from John Smith and fantastic songs and New York stories from Suzanne. Gerry’s guitar work was amazing too!
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, United Kingdom
Feb 14, 2022
Peter
4 / 5
Impeccable voice & polished poise on stage intertwined with entertaining banter and backed by a tight band. Heard the Solitude Standing & 99.9F albums in full.
Anita's Theatre Thirroul Thirroul, Australia
Jul 28, 2018
Alexander
4 / 5
A very good show and and impressive interpretation of her songs with just an acoustic and an electric guitar, and a loop station.
VAZ St. Pölten ST. PÖLTEN, Austria
Jul 10, 2023
Bradley
5 / 5
Excellent show very intimate and the stories about some of the songs made the evening
The Ludlow Garage Cincinnati, OH
Apr 29, 2022
Adrian
4 / 5
Brilliant story-teller, with so many great songs - wasn’t a flat spot in the show!
The Tivoli Brisbane, Australia
Aug 02, 2018
Chris
5 / 5
Her voice sounds great and Gerry Leonard on guitar is truly amazing.
Center for the Arts of Homer Homer, NY
Dec 18, 2022
Bob
4 / 5
A very good show. Played about an hour forty.
City Winery Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Oct 12, 2023
Bruna
5 / 5
It was an amazing night. Suzanne is incredible!
Metropol Berlin, Germany
Aug 07, 2022
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Suzanne Vega Tour Cities
Dranouter, Belgium Des Moines, IA Schaumburg, IL Valkenburg, Netherlands Evanston, IL Nîmes, France Albany, NY Freiburg, Germany Marburg, Germany Iowa City, IA Pittsburgh, PA Grand Rapids, MI Cincinnati, OH Ithaca, NY Madison, WI Kulmbach, Germany Kent, OH Ann Arbor, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Suzanne Vega

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Suzanne Vega on tour?

Yes, Suzanne Vega is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Suzanne Vega concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Suzanne Vega tour is scheduled for 19 dates across 18 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Suzanne Vega scheduled to play?

Suzanne Vega is scheduled to play 19 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Suzanne Vega tour start?

Suzanne Vega’s tour starts Apr 09, 2024 and ends on Aug 04, 2024. They will play 18 cities; their most recent concert was held in Albany at Swyer Theatre at the Egg and their next upcoming concert will be in Des Moines at Temple Theater.

What venues is Suzanne Vega performing at?

As part of the Suzanne Vega tour, Suzanne Vega is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 09 - Albany, NY @ Swyer Theatre at the Egg
Apr 10 - Ithaca, NY @ Hangar Theatre
Apr 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ City Winery Pittsburgh
Apr 13 - Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
Apr 15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial Hall OTR
Apr 16 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Apr 18 - Schaumburg, IL @ Al Larson Prairie Center For the Arts
Apr 19 - Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre
Apr 20 - Des Moines, IA @ Temple Theater
Apr 23 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
Apr 24 - Evanston, IL @ Space
Apr 25 - Evanston, IL @ Space
Apr 27 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Midtown GR
Jul 16 - Nîmes, France @ Arènes de Nîmes
Jul 19 - Marburg, HE @ Schloßparkbühne Marburg
Jul 20 - Kulmbach, BY @ Plassenburg
Jul 22 - Freiburg, Germany @ Zelt-Musik-Festival, Badische Zeitung Zelt
Aug 03 - Valkenburg, LI @ Open-air Theater Valkenburg
Aug 04 - Dranouter, Heuvelland @ Dranouter Center
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