Grammy award-winning powerhouses take over The Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort as Norah Jones and special guest Corrine Bailey Rae perform on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. This stop is part of Jones’ 2010 U.S. tour in support of The Fall (2009) and follows a string of festival performances including Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.
The unique blend of jazz, vocal pop, bluesy country and contemporary folk, is what sets Norah Jones apart from other songstresses and has earned the vocalist and pianist multiple accolades.
In October of 2000, Norah Jones had decided to pursue music as a career and created a group which recorded a handful of demos for Blue Note Records. On the strength of those recordings, Jones signed to the jazz label in early 2001. While touring as part of Charlie Hunter’s group, Jones worked on her own material for her debut Come Away with Me. Released in early 2002, Come Away with Me garnered much public attention, eventually going multi-platinum, selling 18 million copies worldwide, and winning Jones eight Grammy awards.
In 2004, Jones released her highly anticipated follow-up album, Feels Like Home. Utilizing the same producer and using a similar approach to Come Away with Me, Jones’ method of mixing ’70s singer/songwriter-style tracks with blues, country and her own mellow take on piano jazz, led to success once again. Her third studio release, Not Too Late was released in 2007 and 2009 saw Jones’ return in a big way with the release of The Fall which reached #1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.
Corinne Bailey Rae, described as a neo-soul songstress, released her self-titled debut album in 2006 which included the heavily rotated single “Put Your Records On”. The album reached #4 on the Billboard 200 and earned Rae three Grammy nominations. Her sophomore release, The Sea (2010), is a personal album, heavily affected by the March 2008 death of Rae’s husband, Jason Rae (a saxophonist for the Haggis Horns). Upon its release, The Sea was the highest new entry in the U.K. charts and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 100.
The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7:00 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.