Joni Mitchell will play the first headlining concert in over 20 years

Joni Mitchell will play her first headlining concert in 23 years. The folk icon will take the stage at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheater on June 20, 2023, marking her first publicly announced title set since she toured with Herbie Hancock in 2000.

Brandi Carlile, who joined Mitchell during her surprise set at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, revealed the news last night. The daily show. “He said, ‘I want to play again .’… Joni Mitchell will play,” Carlile told Trevor Noah. “Nobody has been able to buy a ticket to see Joni Mitchell play in 20 years.”

Since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2015, Mitchell has been keeping “Joni Jams” private for years, which have played a crucial role in her recovery, according to Carlile. He also said that the other musicians who performed at the Newport Folk set didn’t know Mitchell was going to sing live that day. “We thought it was jam,” Carlile told Noah. “We didn’t know that she would sing all the protagonists of those songs. She just started singing. We had rehearsed her songs on our own, and we didn’t know if we should stop or what we should do, you know, so we just sang with her. “

“He always has a plan,” he added. “He knows what he wants to do, even if he doesn’t say it.”