Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens/Yusaf Islam ended a 30-year concert drought back in 2014 with a tour that included a Chicago stop at the Chicago Theatre.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is back on the road with a 2016 North American “A Cat’s Attic” tour that includes Chicago, this time at Sept. 30 stop at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph.
The tour marks the 50th anniversary of his first hit single, the 1966 “I Love My Dog.” It kicks off Sept. 12 in Toronto, and so far includes only a dozen stops.
Tickets, $96-$247, for the Chicago show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at livenation.com. If you join his fan club at www.catstevens.com you can take advantage of a special pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 11.
Known for a slew of pop/folk hits such as “Morning Has Broken,” “Peace Train” “Moon Shadow,” “Father and Son,” “Oh Very Young” and “Another Saturday Night” in the early 1970s, Stevens converted to Islam in 1977 and devoted the next three decades of his life to humaniarian efforts. He released studio albums in 2006, 2009 and his most recent, “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone,” in 2014. Following a life changing event in 1977, Cat Stevens discovered Islam and
Here’s the tour schedule to date:
September 12 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
September 15 Philadelphia, PA Verizon Hall at Kimmel Center
September 17 Boston, MA Wang Theatre at Citi Performing Arts Center
September 19 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
September 20 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
September 22 Washington, DC Kennedy Center
September 24 New York, NY Central Park- Global Citizen Festival
September 27 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
September 30 Chicago, IL Oriental Theatre
October 3 San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall
October 6 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
October 7 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre