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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ to be performed in its entirety at Carnegie Hall by Brandi Carlile

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In 2019, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile performed Joni Mitchell’s classic album Blue in its entirety at Los Angeles’ Disney Hall.  Now she’s set to do it again in New York City.

Carlile will sing Blue, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, at Carnegie Hall on November 6. On Instagram, she wrote, “Am I really crazy enough to do this again?… Absolutely.” 

Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public Thursday at 11 a.m ET.

As Variety notes, Mitchell herself is friendly with Carlile and attended the LA gig in 2019.  At the time, Variety reported that Carlile explained from the stage why she decided to take on such a monumental performance.

“I’m gonna ask the question that you’re all wondering: Why the hell did I decide to do this?” she said. “None of us get the chance to see Blue live. So I’m listening right alongside you tonight and enjoying this classic and amazing album, just like you are…So tonight isn’t about me; it’s not about ego: It’s about you getting to hear Blue live.”

Blue, released on June 22, 1971, featured contributions by Stephen Stills and James Taylor, and is widely regarded as Mitchell’s masterpiece, not to mention a landmark in the confessional singer/songwriter genre. In the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” Blue was ranked #3.

Mitchell is among the stars who’ll receive the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors medal on December 5 in Washington, D.C.

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