The race for tickets begins: Joni Mitchell will perform first headlining show in decades
Mingling the stars like they’re old friends in Hollywood is a rite of passage for any performing arts company, and when Joni Mitchell will headline her first ever all-new show in Los Angeles on Friday at the historic El Capitan Theatre she’ll do it to an audience that’s made up of some of Hollywood’s most elite.
The singer-songwriter will bring her one-of-a-kind, three-night stand — which has been sold out since its announcement in November — to the venue and El Capitan, owned by the legendary developer-turned-film producer Miramax.
Among the top names slated to appear: former President George H.W. Bush, who’ll pay tribute to the stately home from Texas where he held court in the White House and where he served as director of the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts.
Former President Bill Clinton will take the stage on Friday at the theater’s final night of its nearly ten-year run. The former president will share the stage with actress-comedian Phoebe Cates and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Mitchell’s show has been described as her last show to take place at a movie theater. Tickets for her performance, which begins at 8:30 p.m. with an all-ages audience of about 450, will go on sale at noon on Friday.
The legendary San Francisco native will be accompanied by husband and former husband Gregg Allman and Allman’s children, singer and actor Jaynette Allman and the late Allman’s youngest child, Allman Boy Rick.
Mitchell’s new book of songs, “Dancin’” will be paired with a documentary film exploring the singer-songwriter who broke into national pop culture in the 1980s with the hits “Big Yellow Taxi” and “For the Roses.”
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