Nick Lowe and Mavis Staples

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The R&B legend teams with the British power pop icon in a double-bill filled with solo hits and soulful new collaborations

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The Deal

  • $27.62 for one balcony ticket (up to $32.50 value)
  • $38.25 for one rear orchestra ticket (up to $45 value)
  • $51 for one rear-orchestra ticket (up to $60 value)
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Mavis Staples

  • “A House is Not a Home”: except when it’s filled with The Staple Singers, Mavis’ legendary family band where she performed soul, gospel, blues, R&B, and funk with her father and sisters
  • “I’ll Take You There”: what she promised fans when she embarked on a solo career, which has spanned more than four decades and multiple genres
  • “Respect Yourself”: what she challenged listeners to do as she frequently sang Civil Rights anthems including Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” and Stephen Stills’ “For What It’s Worth”
  • “Tonight I Feel Like Dancing”: what she may have said—and done—when she won her first Grammy in 2011 for You Are Not Alone, produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy
  • Living on a High Note: what Mavis always does, even if she’s singing low notes, and the name of her latest album, which features new ditties penned by famous fans such as Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, and M. Ward, who lends the record his signature reverb-soaked production

Nick Lowe

  • “So It Goes”: what a soothsayer may have said after foreseeing the rise of pop and new wave when Nick Lowe debuted his song of the same name, the first ever single released by Stiff Records, the home of Devo, the Pogues, and Elvis Costello
  • “(What’s So Funny) ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding)”: the question he rhetorically asked and answered by gracefully allowing some of his biggest hits to be covered by other stars, although his labelmate Costello omitted the final stanza in which peace, love, and understanding gets a pie in the face
  • “Cruel to Be Kind”: a reverse psychology technique that clearly works, given that the 1979 power-pop classic remains Lowe’s biggest hit on the U.S. charts
  • “When I Write the Book”: something he may still be saying since he’s probably not ready to start it yet—the next chapter is likely to include Rock and Roll hall-of-famer Mavis Staples using her nickname for him: “the silver fox”
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