Lita Ford has announced a series of live dates in the U.S. for this summer and fall
Ford will is set to take the stage for the following performances over the course of the coming months.
Lita Ford 2023 U.S. tour dates:
July 13 – Pickerington, OH – Picktown Palooza
July 14 – Franklin, OH – JD Legends
July 15 – Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
July 29 – Bay City, MI – Labadie Rib Fest
Aug. 4 – Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre
Aug. 5 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot
Aug. 7 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip / Sturgis Bike Rally
Aug. 10 – Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh Arena
Aug. 11 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Aug. 13 – St. Michael, ND – Spirit Lake Casino
Aug. 19 – Fort Hall, ID – Shoshone-Bannock Casino
Aug. 25 – Hankinson, ND – Dakota Magic Casino
Sept. 1 – Las Vegas, NV – Golden Nugget
Sept. 9 – Hinckley, MN – Rocktember Festival
Sept. 15 – Plymouth, IN – Plymouth Motor Speedway
Sept. 16 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
Sept. 17 – East Greenwich, RI – The Greenwich Odeum
Sept. 19 (Lita’s birthday) – Horseheads, NY – The L
Sept. 21 – Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater
Sept. 22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Sept. 23 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
Sept. 24 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
Oct. 19 – Apache Junction, AZ – Rockin’ 2 Remember
Oct. 21 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Oct. 28-Nov. 4 – Tampa, Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya – High Seas Rally Cruise
Dec. 1 – Mexico City, MX – Life After Death Horor Fest
Dec. 15 – San Antonio, TX – The Espee (formerly Sunset Station)
Dec. 16 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Dec. 17 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
Ford‘s last release was 2016’s “Time Capsule”, a collection of songs that were recorded by Lita in the past, but never before made available.
Lita Ford, a prominent figure in the world of rock music, began her journey as a guitarist in the influential all-female rock band, THE RUNAWAYS. Born on September 19, 1958, in London, England, Lita moved to Los Angeles with her family at a young age. In 1975, at just 16 years old, she joined THE RUNAWAYS, a groundbreaking group that challenged gender stereotypes in the male-dominated rock industry.
During her time with THE RUNAWAYS, Lita Ford showcased her exceptional guitar skills, contributing to the band’s raw and rebellious sound. She played on four of their albums, including their self-titled debut album released in 1976, as well as “Queens of Noise” (1977), “Live in Japan” (1977), and “Waitin’ for the Night” (1977). Despite their short-lived existence, the band left a lasting impact on rock music and served as an inspiration for countless musicians.
After THE RUNAWAYS disbanded in 1979, Lita Ford embarked on a successful solo career. In the 1980s, she released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Out for Blood” (1983) and “Dancin’ on the Edge” (1984). However, it was her 1988 album, “Lita,” that propelled her to mainstream success. The album featured the hit singles “Kiss Me Deadly” and the duet “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy Osbourne, which became a chart-topping hit.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Lita Ford continued to release albums, showcasing her growth as a musician and exploring different musical styles. Notable releases during this period include “Stiletto” (1990), “Dangerous Curves” (1991), and “Black” (1995). After taking a break from the music industry for a few years, Lita made a comeback with her album “Wicked Wonderland” in 2009.
Lita Ford‘s contributions to rock music go beyond her guitar skills. She has been a trailblazer for female musicians, breaking barriers and proving that women can excel in the male-dominated rock genre. Her powerful stage presence, combined with her captivating guitar playing, has earned her a well-deserved place in rock history.