In a recent interview with Press Association, Amy Ray talked of the Trump administration, along with what coming back to the UK means to them. “We are aware, with Trump, it’s not just him, it’s people around him. There’s no backbone and there’s no rhyme or reason to half the things that happen.”- read the full piece via The York Press here. Meanwhile, they begin their UK tour dates in Manchester tomorrow.
Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s. They are now proud to announce they will be touring the UK from tomorrow including dates in Manchester, Bristol, and London as well as a main stage slot at the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival on the 28th of July.
See full dates below:
THURSDAY 20 JULY – MANCHESTER, RNCM CONCERT HALL
FRIDAY 21 JULY – NOTTINGHAM, ALBERT HALL
SATURDAY 22 JULY – SHEFFIELD, LEADMILL
MONDAY 24 JULY – BIRMINGHAM, TOWN HALL
TUESDAY 25 JULY – BRISTOL, BIERKELLER
WEDNESDAY 26 JULY – BRIGHTON, CONCORDE 2
FRIDAY 28 JULY – CAMBRIDGE, FOLK FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 29 & SUNDAY 30 JULY – LONDON, ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL
After signing to Epic Records in 1988, the Indigo Girls released their critically acclaimed eponymous album to thunderous praise; it remained on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 35 weeks, earned double platinum status, received a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist” and won “Best Contemporary Folk Recording.” They were overnight folk icons who continued to live up to the high standards they’d set for themselves: they’ve since released 14 albums (3 platinum and 3 gold), received six Grammy nominations and have won one. Indigo Girls have toured with innumerable star acts including Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, R.E.M., Sarah MacLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Jewel and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Having established an intensely dedicated fan base, the duo continues to remain relevant and attract new fans. With their latest release, Beauty Queen Sister, released on IG Recordings distributed by Vanguard Records, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.
In 2015 Indigo Girls released their 14th studio album, One Lost Day, produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin and mixed by Brian Joseph.