K.D. Lang Schedules Extensive Tour Dates for Fall
: June 17, 2011
K.D. Lang and the band Siss Boom Bang, after warming up with headlining dates and sporadic festivals in early 2011, are set to embark on a long tour to support “Sing It Loud,” ...
k d lang Biography
K.D. Lang, the Canadian country and pop singer, was born on November 2, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta. Lang has won Grammy Awards as well as Juno Awards. Her hit songs include Miss Chatelaine and Constant Craving. She has appeared on movie soundtracks and also collaborated with musicians like Anne Murray, Elton John, Tony Bennett and Roy Orbison. Lang is also a Tibetan human rights, animal rights and gay rights activist and is a vegan. She performed Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen in the 2010 Winter Olympics during the opening ceremony in Vancouver, Canada.
In 1984, Lang released her debut album, A Truly Western Experience, which received positive reviews and recognition throughout Canada. She was named Most Promising Female Vocalist at the 1985 Juno Awards. Lang has won a total of eight Juno Awards. In 1987 she released Angel with a Lariat. In 1989 Lang won the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals Grammy Award along with Roy Orbison for their duet on his classic song Crying. She released a set of torch country songs, Shadowland, in 1988. She won the Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy Award in 1989 for Absolute Torch and Twang. In 1992, Lang released an adult contemporary pop album Ingenue, which showed very little country influence. The set contained Constant Craving, Lang's most popular song. Lang released her thirteenth and latest studio album Sing It Loud in April 2011.