Alison Krauss & David Gray
October 8, 2017
Multi-platinum artists Alison Krauss and David Gray will tour the United States together this fall, stopping at Starlight Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 8. Kansas City is one of 21 stops on the co-headlining tour kicks off in September in Pennsylvania.
Alison Krauss effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and genres such as pop, rock, country and classical. She has released 14 albums, sold more than 12 million records to, and, with 27 wins, is the most-awarded female artist in Grammy® Award history. Krauss recently released the critically acclaimed album Windy City, a collection of 10 classic country songs carefully selected with producer Buddy Cannon. Windy City debuted at No. 1 on the Country and Bluegrass Billboard charts. Krauss has also contributed songs to numerous films, including O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Cold Mountain. Her 2007 platinum album, Raising Sand with Robert Plant, won six Grammys including Album of the year. It was followed by 2011’s chart-topping Paper Airplane with her longtime collaborators, Union Station. The multitude of honors Krauss has received throughout her career includes nine Country Music Association awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association awards and 16 Grammys.
David Gray has established himself as one of the U.K.’s leading artists, both at home and overseas, with a 25-year career marked by critical praise, numerous accolades and multi-platinum sales over the course of 10 album releases. The Grammy-nominated artist is known for his dynamic live shows; the energy behind his concerts exemplifies Gray’s deep and heartfelt music. His latest studio album, Mutineers, found the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a respectful relationship with his own history. The 2014 release was lauded by The Guardian, which noted there is “a rare comfort in hearing an artist in pursuit of joy.” In 2016, Gray released a greatest hits that included a re-recorded 25th anniversary version of “Shine” and new tracks “Smoke Without Fire” and “Enter Lightly.” He promoted The Best of album with a multi-city North American tour and a performance of his international hit “Babylon” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Gray is currently in the studio recording a new album set for release in 2018.