At 72 Year-Old, Bonni Raitt Is Still Flawless In ‘Blame It On Me’ Performance

At 72 Year-Old, Bonni Raitt Is Still Flawless In ‘Blame It On Me’ Performance | Society Of Rock Videos

via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert / Youtube

Bonnie Raitt performed a soulful rendition of her song “Blame It On Me” from her latest album, Just Like That…, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night (June 15).

The 72-year old singer slowed things down for the number and gave the song a bluesy sound alongside her backing band. Aside from her incredible vocals, Raitt also did an amazing guitar solo. The performance was accompanied by the dim and moody lights at the Ed Sullivan Theatre adding to the intimate vibe.

Raitt released her latest LP, Just Like That…, back in April with the help of a handful of famed session musicians including bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson, drummer Ricky Fataar, backing vocalist Glenn Patscha, and guitarist Kenny Greenberg. Just Like That… features the blues music while still holding true to Raitt’s classic sound.

In a statement, Raitt said about the album:

“On this record, I wanted to stretch. I always want to find songs that excite me, and what’s different this time is that I’ve tried some styles and topics I haven’t touched on before.

“I’m really aware of how lucky I am and I feel like it’s my responsibility to get out there and say something fresh and new—for me and for the fans. But I need to have something to say or I won’t put out a record.”

The folk-rocker is currently on tour in support of the album with dates scheduled all the way through November. Along the tour, she will be joined by several support acts, including Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, and Marc Cohn on selected dates. Watch her recent performance and see the full tour dates below.

Bonnie Raitt 2022 Tour Dates (*) With Lucinda Williams, (**) With Mavis Staples:

Jun 17 – Leader Bank Pavilion    Boston, MA *

Jun 18 – Tanglewood   Lenox, MA (on sale TBD) *

Jun 21 – Beacon Theater    New York, NY *

Jun 22 – Beacon Theater    New York, NY *

Jun 24 – Freeman Arts Pavilion    Selbyville, DE (on sale TBD) *

Jun 25 – Pier Six Pavilion    Baltimore, MD *

July 19 – Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati **

July 20 – Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, Ohio **

July 22 – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Detroit **

July 23 – Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Mich.

July 26 – Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wis. **

July 2 –  Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Ill. (On-sale date TBD; with special guest TBA)

July 29 – The Ledge Amphitheatre, Waite Park, Minn. **

July 30 – Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City, Iowa **

Aug. 2 – Pinewood Bowl Theater, Lincoln, Neb. (newenglandtours) **

Aug. 3 – McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids, Iowa **

Aug. 5-  Fox Theatre, St. Louis **

Aug. 6 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Mo. **

Aug. 9 – Stiefel Theatre, Salina, Kan. **

Aug. 11 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver **

Aug. 13 – Venue TBA, Salt Lake City (On-sale date TBD) **

Aug. 14 – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise, Idaho **

Aug. 17 – Wine Country Amphitheater, Walla Walla, Wash. **

Aug. 19 and 20 – Venue TBA, Seattle (On-sale date TBD) **

Aug. 22 – Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend, Ore. **

Aug. 23 – Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, Ore. **

Aug. 26 – McMenamins Edgefield, Portland, Ore. **

Sept. 17 – Oxbow RiverStage, Napa **

Sept. 18 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley **

Sept. 20 – Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles **

Sept. 22 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara **

Sept. 24 – The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles **

Sept. 27 – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, San Diego **

Sept. 30 – Phoenix, Arizona

Oct. 1 – Tucson, AZ

Oct. 4 – Albuquerque, NM

Oct. 5 – El Paso, TX

Oct. 7 – San Antonio, TX

Oct. 8 – Dallas, TX

Nov. 2 – Austin, TX

Nov. 4 – Houston, TX

Nov. 5 – New Orleans, LA

Nov. 8 – Jackson, MS

Nov. 9 – Birmingham, AL

Nov. 11 – Savannah, GA

Nov. 12 – St. Augustine, FL

Nov. 15 – Melbourne, FL

Nov. 16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Nov. 18 – Sarasota, FL

Nov. 19 – Clearwater, FL

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