Diana Krall Books Spring Tour for ‘Glad Rag Doll’
The tour will kick off on April 2 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, and Krall is scheduled to stay on the road through an appearance at the Moody Theater for Austin City Limits Live on May 7. Before the spring tour, she also will perform February 27 at the University of Buffalo Center for the Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. Other cities the jazz singer will visit throughout the tour include Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Newark, Atlantic City and New York.
Glad Rag Doll was released October 2 and features a collection of covers of jazz songs, most of which were written in the 1920s and 1930s. The album is the 10th studio album by Krall, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett.
Krall has been busy promoting the album, and appeared on the “Colbert Report” recently. On the show she performed a jazz version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on piano, with vocal help from her husband Elvis Costello and Stephen Colbert himself. The three also were joined by guitarist Marc Ribot.
Additionally, she just released a video featuring actor Steve Buscemi for “When the Curtain Comes Down” from Glad Rag Doll. Buscemi, in an awesome pencil thin mustache, plays a sort of 1920s carnival barker.
Krall’s website points out that “When the Curtain Comes Down” is one of many songs the artist discovered “among the treasures of the 78 rpm record and sheet music collection of her father Jim. Indeed, this song and the title track were originally to be found on either side of a 78 rpm record by the bandleader Ted Lewis.”
The video was directed by Jo Andres, and was previously featured during recent concert performances by Krall in Europe.