Monday, January 31, 2011

Jackson Browne Set To Provide DeVos Performance Hall with More than Just Music

Singer‐songwriter Jackson Browne begins the second leg of his 2011 Solo Acoustic Tour. The tour comprises of several Midwestern dates in the U.S. including a stop in Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, April 21st at DeVos Performance Hall.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 28th at 10AM and are priced at $29.50, $59.50 and $79.50 (prices include a $1.00 for charity). Tickets will be available online at, Ticketmaster outlets along with DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices or charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Jackson Browne’s 2011 solo acoustic tour begins its first leg next month in California. Playing guitar and piano, he will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night. One of the many guitars Jackson will be bringing on the road this time is the just released, Gibson Acoustic Jackson Browne Signature acoustic guitar. The handmade instrument, inspired by Gibson’s legendary 1930s‐era Roy Smeck model, is the first guitar to bear Jackson Browne’s name.

The intimacy of Jackson’s solo performances has been captured on two live albums—the GRAMMY®‐nominated Jackson Browne—Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 (2005), and Jackson Browne—Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 (2008), both released on Inside Recordings. In Rolling Stone’s four‐star review of Vol. 2, Anthony DeCurtis wrote, “Between songs, Browne speaks about his life and music with moving candor… This is Browne at his best, engaging his audience, his own experiences and the world around him, all in songs that will not lose their resonance any time soon.”

In 2009 and 2010, Jackson’s tours served as proto types to Bandit Lites, using 100% LED rigs, which helped the development of the new GRNLite technology. Using GRNLite technology, the Bandit Lites’ rigs greatly reduce energy consumption. Since 2008, Jackson’s tours have strived to be plastic‐free both onstage and backstage.

It’s estimated that since 2008, through approximately 150 band shows and 50 solo acoustic dates, his tours have saved more than 50,738 plastic bottles from landfills and ocean gyres. In 2010, Jackson joined with Brita’s FilterForGood movement, making Brita Hydration Stations available to dispense filtered water, free‐of‐charge, to concert attendees.