By Mancunian Matters staff
After a sell-out UK tour last year, Alison Krauss and Union Station are hitting the road again with Manchester the first stop on a whirlwind UK visit.
The Airplane Tour, which lands at the city's O2 Apollo Theatre on Friday, promises to be one of the highlights of the year, especially as the date is one of just two 'venue' gigs the band is playing here.
Part of Krauss’ incontestable talent is how effortlessly she bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop.
A highly sought-after collaborator, Krauss has worked with some of the biggest names in popular music, including Robert Plant, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, & Bonnie Raitt.
Aside from a gig in Liverpool, Krauss' only other UK date is as support for Paul Simon at his massive Hyde Park gig in London on Sunday.
Since signing with Rounder Records at the age of 14, Krauss has sold in excess of 12 million albums and garnered 26 Grammy Awards, the most for any female and the third most of any recording artist in history.
Her live shows are as spellbinding as her recorded output and really should not be missed.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.ticketline.co.uk by calling 0161 832 1111 or 08444 777 677 www.ticketmaster.com.