Van Morrison Plays San Francisco, NYC Concerts with Daughter Shana
Van Morrison is set to play three shows in the stateside next month with a double stop in San Francisco and one in New York. The mini-trek looks to a family affair, with Morrison’s daughter Shana penciled in for supporting duties.
Performing across a four-day period just prior to Thanksgiving, Van Morrison will appear at San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Center on November 22nd and 23rd and at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 25th.
As far as musicians’ resumes go, Morrison’s is pretty intimidating, with six Grammy wins, the BRIT award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and membership of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Morrison’s latest album, Born To Sing: No Plan B, which was released on October 2nd 2012, has been critically-acclaimed with 4-Star reviews from Rolling Stone, Q and Billboard magazines. Rolling Stone’s Fricke called it a “vividly irritated, vocally compelling record” and saying “At 67, on his 35th studio album, Morrison feels like an endangered species, surrounded by jive and crooks, with nothing to fall back on but his sinuous growl – like gravel rolling through velvet – and scatting hallelujahs.”
The Guardian also gave the album four out of five stars, with reviewer Dave Simpson saying “His [Morrison's] 35th solo studio album is his jazziest: the warm brass and catchy, sweet melodies recall 1970′s Moondance. But the music’s velvet glove delivers some of his hardest-hitting lyrics.”
And, yes, you did read that right: Born To Sing: No Plan B is Morrison’s THIRTY FIFTH album.
Shana Morrison hasn’t been occupying the studio as much of late, with her last album, Joyride, having been released in 2010.