LOWELL — While we’ve been focused on turkey dinners and holiday shopping, the hard-working men and women at the Lowell Summer Music Series have been putting together the 2022 lineup of shows that will take the Boarding House Park stage next summer.
Three new shows have been added to the lineup that already included Gaelic Storm on June 24 and Joss Stone on June 25.
The Mavericks will take the stage June 18 while the popular Classic Albums Live tour returns to Boarding House Park on Aug. 5, with this year’s concert featuring Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” in its entirety. The newest show to be announced is jazz great Madeleine Peyroux, who comes to Lowell on Aug. 20.
Here’s a little bit more about each of the three new announcements:
The Mavericks concert is already on sale with advance tickets priced at $49 each and premium seats at $149 each. The Mavericks blend rock and country effortlessly with Tex-Mex, Cuban bolero, R&B and blues influences. They started in Miami in 1989, found both popular success and critical acclaim in the 1990s and then took a long hiatus in 2003. They reunited in 2012 and have been together ever since. They are touring behind the first-ever, all-Spanish album, “En Espanol.” Though all the tracks are in Spanish, they only sing a few songs in Spanish live and are performing all of their biggest hits live in English.
Classic Albums: Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is already on sale with advance tickets priced at $34 each and premium seats at $84 each. This is the sixth time Classic Albums Live has come to Lowell with previous concerts featuring two Beatles albums (“Abbey Road,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”), Pink Floyd (“The Wall”), Queen (“A Night at the Opera”) and The Eagles (“Hotel California”). The unique aspect of Classic Albums Live shows is that a band of musicians recreates the chosen album in its entirety.
Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” album sold more than 10 million copies worldwide within the first month of its release and has sold more than 40 million copies since then. It features the massive hits “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun” (along with “The Chain” and “Gold Dust Woman”), and won Album of the Year at the 1977 Grammy Awards.
Peyroux is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her 1996 debut album, “Dreamland,” which earned comparisons to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. The album featured contributions from Marc Ribot, Vernon Reid, Cyrus Chestnut and many others. It included her take on Holiday’s “Gettin’ Some Fun Out of Life,” Bessie Smith’s “Lovesick Blues” and Fats Waller’s “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself a Letter.”
Later albums included covers of Bob Dylan (“I Threw It All Away”), Leonard Cohen (“Dance Me to the End of Love”) and Lennon/McCartney (“Martha My Dear”). Her music has been used in the Oscar-winning film “The Shape of Water,” befitting the respect she has earned through her career.
Jazz shows don’t often happen in Lowell so this is a unique concert for Boarding House Park.
Tickets are now on sale for $39 (advance) and premium seats for $139.
Lowell Summer Music Series officials said they are already holding dates for at least two other shows.
“I think we can build a strong lineup again,” said Peter Aucella, general manager of the Lowell Summer Music Series, adding that they are also pushing out other offers for next summer.
Knowing how great the Lowell Summer Music Series is each year, the smart money is on Aucella and his team pulling it off.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for a gift for the live music lover in your life, Lowell Summer Music Series e-gift cards can be purchased in any amount starting at $5. They can be redeemed for any upcoming concert. You can send the e-gift card instantly or delay the delivery for a specific date. You can also check current balances as well as transaction history.
It’s redeemable for any concert or parking pass. The value does not expire or diminish over time and it can be combined with other forms of payment.
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