Cadence Bank Amphitheatre | Atlanta, Georgia
This 2023, the Grammy-Award-winning folk-rock duo, Indigo Girls, is finally hitting the road, and they’re set to take over 20 cities in North America! The spring/summer outing will hit all the key cities, which includes a stop in Atlanta, Georgie! Fans in the south can rejoice as the illustrious Amy Ray and Emily Saliers make their way to the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on Friday, 9th June 2023! The duo is set to deliver their latest repertoire, packed with sensational hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s, as well as new songs from their latest effort, Look Long! The 2020 album, featuring the lead single,” Shit Kicking,” was supposed to be promoted upon its release, but the pandemic delayed touring plans. Thankfully, 2023 looks mighty fine, and we have the new tour to look forward to! So hurry and score tickets now to see the Indigo Girls conquer Cadence Bank Amphitheatre this summer!
In 2020, Indigo Girls dropped their 15th studio album Look Long, via the independent record label, Rounder. The album, produced with long-time collaborator John Reynolds, spawned the single “Shit Kicking,” released in the spring of 2020. The album is a quintessential Indigo Girls record with politically-charged lyrics with themes about culture, gender identity, gun violence in America, and more. Look Long performed phenomenally on the charts and entered three U.S. charts, including Billboard 200 and Folk Rock Albums (landing at number 2).
This latest effort follows Indigo Girls’ series of chart-performing releases, including their 2015 effort One Lost Day. The ladies actually rose to prominence in the late ‘80s with groundbreaking records Strange Fire and their self-titled sophomore album. Their debut album Stange Fire, released in 1987, performed moderately, barely entering the Billboard 200. But thanks to the girls’ growing popularity, the album sold over 500,000 copies and was certified gold by 1996.
In 1989, their self-titled sophomore effort soared to number 22 on the Billboard 200. The album earned double platinum status in the U.S. and won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording the following year. Meanwhile, the lead single, “Hammer and a Nail,” received a Grammy nomination. Indigo Girl was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. They were nominated alongside Soul II Soul, Tone Loc, and Neneh Cherry. Moreover, the self-titled album was preceded by the hit single, “Closer to Fine,” the duo’s first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100. Indigo Girl’s 1989 effort eventually became their best-selling effort, moving over two million copies in the U.S.
During the ‘90s, the Indigo Girls moved on to release several more exemplary efforts, two of which earned gold and two more earned platinum. Their 1997 record, Shaming of the Sun, peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200, making it the highest-charting record of their career.
Last year, Indigo Girls received quite a few prestigious accolades. Their activism earned them the Spirit of Americana/Free Speech Award. Meanwhile, their exemplary music has earned them a place in the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Grab tickets now to their coveted show at the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre! The event is also set to feature American roots rock outfit Larkin Poe as a special guest! Tickets are now available!