Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle and more have announced their first two stops on “The Lantern Tour II: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families,” taking place on Nov. 5 at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC and Nov. 6 at The Town Hall in New York City.
The nationwide tour is set to benefit the Women’s Refugee Commission, an organization that advocates for the rights and protections of asylum-seeking women and children at the U.S. border. The 2018 version of The Lantern Tour featured Harris, Browne and Earle among others and also partnered with the WRC.
“I am thrilled to be teaming up again with the Women’s Refugee Commission,” Harris said via press release. “They are on the front lines in advocating for the safety of displaced women and children. It is my honor to continue this important partnership and to bring my music friends along for another powerful tour in the coming year.”
Additional performers (who may not appear at all dates) include Patty Griffin, The Mastersons, Thao Nguyen, and David Pulkingham.
“The Women’s Refugee Commission believes strongly in the power of art and advocacy and we are proud to launch The Lantern Tour II,” added WRC executive director Sarah Costa. “Music has long been an important part of advancing social change and we are thrilled to be partnering with such a spectacular group of talented musicians committed to social justice.”
According to organizers, tickets will go on sale for the Nov. 5 show at the Warner at 10 a.m. Friday, September 13, and the Nov. 6 NYC gig at Noon that same day, with additional dates and venues to be announced throughout the coming year.