Unfortunately, Janis Ian has canceled her upcoming North American tour. This includes her show at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center. Full statement from Janis is below. Ticket holders will receive a refund at the point of purchase.
“It is with unfathomable sadness that I announce the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates.
Unfortunately, the laryngitis that forced the postponement of some spring dates has turned out to be more complicated than simple, treatable laryngitis. There is vocal fold scarring; the doctors can only speculate as to why, but treatments are very limited. And it would be many months before we’d know the outcome of any treatment.
It is most unlikely that I’ll ever sound like myself again.
I consider myself lucky that this is not life-threatening, though the loss in my own small world is staggering.
Please contact the venues for refunds and thank you all for your support and love.
Janis Ian: Last North American Tour
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
November 10, 2022
Doors at 7:00PM | Show at 8:00PM
Janis Ian keeps a sign above her workspace at home, a North Star that guides her after more than five decades as a revered songwriter who dares to say what no one else will.
“Do not be held hostage by your legacy.”
When you’ve written, starting at age 14, some of pop music’s most evergreen songs — “Society’s Child,” “At Seventeen,” “Jesse,” and “Stars,” among them — it’s no wonder she’d need a reminder to shake free of our expectations.
Now, at 70, Ian is embracing a new milestone: the art of the farewell. Set for release on January 21, 2022, on her own Rude Girl Records, The Light at the End of the Line is Ian’s latest and last solo studio album to bookend a kaleidoscopic catalog that began with her 1967 self-titled debut.
Ian says, “It takes a certain amount of maturity to realize that you don’t have to keep proving you can write. I’ve already created a body of work I’m proud of, and I’m old enough to realize that it’s the light at the end of the line that matters. And I’m not calling this retiring. It’s rewiring.”
As her first album of new material in 15 years, The Light at the End of the Line also sets the stage for what Ian imagines is her final North American tour in 2022.