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In the year 2000, Joni Mitchell set out on her “Both Sides Now” tour, which we have believed was her last headlining concerts until now. Well, the folk singer just revealed she will be performing a set at Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre on June 10th, 2023, which will mark her first headlining performance in 23 years.
The news was initially announced by singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile on The Daily Show as Carlile will also be performing at the same venue the night before Joni’s show. “Echoes Through The Canyon” is the name of the weekend event but is also referred to as “Joni Jam II” in reference to the recent “Joni Jam” that occurred when Mitchell made a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival with Carlile and other musicians last July. Carlile said that after the Joni Jam, Mitchell told her “I want to do another show … I want to play again.”
Mitchell suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015 that kept her away from the stage especially since her speech and walking abilities were deeply affected. Most thought she would never be able to perform again. However, Joni fought back and proved her great strength we’ve all known since her earliest days in stardom.
To get in the Joni spirit and prepare for the upcoming monumental show, watch Joni Mitchell’s iconic set at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 here: