Here’s the official press release for Tracy’s commitment to the Amnesty International’s “Small Places Tour” from SmallPlacesTour.info:
Tracy Chapman will play a special concert as part of Amnesty International’s “Small Places Tour” on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, in Dublin. Ms Chapman, a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, is a long term supporter of Amnesty International and was one of the five artists who toured the world on Amnesty’s groundbreaking “Human Rights Now!” tour with Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Youssou N’Dour in 1988.
Best known for her singles, “Fast Car”, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”, “Baby Can I Hold You”, “Give Me One Reason” “The Promise” and “Telling Stories”, the December 10th gig is expected to sell out in record time.
Tickets are on sale now, cost ?50.80 or ?55.80 and are available via www.ticketmaster.ie
“We are very excited about Tracy Chapman’s concert. It will mark the finale of the Small Places Tour in Ireland and we could not imagine a more appropriate artist and human rights activist to bring this unique series of concerts to a close” said Colm O’Gorman Executive Director of Amnesty International in Ireland.
Everyone attending the concert will receive a free copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from Amnesty International and have an opportunity to get active in Amnesty’s campaigns.
Beginning twenty years ago with the release of her eponymous debut, Tracy Chapman has created a body of work that has been as consistently compelling as it is honest and uncompromising, eloquently telling stories with perennial appeal that are at once personal and universal.
Her latest album Our Bright Future will be released on November 11, 2008. Recorded this summer in Los Angeles with Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux), the album comprises 11 new songs written by Tracy. Our Bright Future is Tracy’s eighth studio album and her first since 2005’s acclaimed Where You Live.