somegirlnamedanna – DREAM TOUR

In this Dream Tour segment, the singer-songwriter, somegirlnamedanna, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup.


In this Dream Tour segment, the singer-songwriter, somegirlnamedanna, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.

A dream tour? I’m currently sitting on my bed with a bowl of ramen starry-eyed thinking about being able to tour one day, let alone the thought of getting a chance to tour with some of my favorite inspirations. Quarantine may have changed many plans, but a girl can dream…
My dream tour would require a miracle, as I would like to invite Joni Mitchell as my right-hand woman, resurrect John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, convince Fleetwood Mac to come along, and close the show with my Minnesota musical influences Bob Dylan, Prince, and Lizzo.
Joni Mitchell was one of the major influences that inspired me to become a writer. I was able to grow up listening to powerful female singer-songwriters, Joni Mitchell specifically inspiring me to pick up the acoustic guitar. Big Yellow Taxi was the first cover I ever learned actually, and I would get so excited at gigs detuning my guitar to open D and pretending I was her for a few minutes. So, it would only be essential to play the song with Joni on tour. That’s a realistic dream… right…?
John Lennon not only shares a birthday with me (October 9!), his lyrics have also been a monumental part in my development as a songwriter. I used to listen to his voice, imagining he was on stage right in front of me, and I would study how every word he said was so meaningful and beautiful. Both John Lennon and Freddie Mercury were complete geniuses of their time, and I really just would do anything to be on stage with both of them singing Imagine and Somebody to Love. I have probably passed out at this point.
Just as I start to come back to consciousness, I am awoken by Stevie Nicks’ beautiful voice singing Landslide. Fleetwood Mac was and still is one of my all-time favorite bands, and I listened to all of their songs on my hour-long bus ride to school almost every morning. It’s just us on stage with a moody blue light, and we are all completely lost in the incredible moment together.
To end the show, Minnesota musicians Bob Dylan, Prince, and Lizzo come out to perform Purple Rain and I am definitely crying at this point. Bob Dylan and Prince were such massive inspirations to me growing up (Bob Dylan inspired me as a storyteller, and I would study Prince as a performer and a guitar player). I used to go see Lizzo play at this restaurant called “The Ice House” in Minneapolis, and I remember listening and falling in love with her music and her energy early on, so she would definitely be an incredibly important addition to the show. Honestly, what would be a dream tour without Lizzo?

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