If you were into the soft pop of the late nineties onward, two names that made regular appearances were Dido and Jewel. While the former has been relatively silent in recent years (once the “Stan” wave tapered off), the latter has tried on pop, country, poetry and most recently a few children’s favorties on Lullaby.  Considering we are left between Jessica Simpson’s country attempt and Jewel’s, we choose Jewel and now she is hitting the road come fall 2009 for an acoustic tour supporting Lullaby, this tour run being the followup to a two week summer stint prior this year.

Piling on the sweet and innocent intimate goodness, Jewel is offering fans chances at VIP meet-and-greet packages and an opportunity for one participant per venue to interview the singer one-on-one.  Whether you are into Jewel or not, you have to admire her vigilant kindness and ever changing style — even if the changes are remarkably subtle. Lullaby is her first independent release, and so it seems appropriate to market it with intimate acoustic performances (or as intimate as larger venues can be) so be sure to check her out when she comes to your town… and bring a date, chicks love this stuff and at least it’s not Sarah McLachlan (yay, puppies).

Jewel 2009 Tour Dates:
10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
10/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Knight Theater
10/29 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
10/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center
10/31 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
11/01 – Fort Myers, FL @ Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
11/03 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
11/04 – Sarasota, FL @ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
11/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
11/06 – Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage Theatre
11/07 – Vicksburg, MS @ Ameristar Casino
11/08 – Quapaw, OK @ Downstream Casino Resort
11/10 – Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Performing Arts Center
11/12 – Austin, TX @ One World Theatre
11/13 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
11/14 – Bossier City, LA @ Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
11/15 – Fort Worth, TX @ Bass Performance Hall