Suzanne Vega The official site for Suzanne Vega Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:51:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video from Suzanne’s Worldwide Anniversary Tour Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:23:37 +0000 Suzanne just finished a stunning worldwide tour, including the UK, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan!

We are sorry if you were not able to catch one of the show, but here is some video from a few of the shows:

LONDON – “Cracking”


GUILDFORD, UK  Tom’s Diner

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – “Queen and the Soldier”

FOGGIA. ITALY – “Rock In This Pocket”


WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – “Marlene On the Wall”



Anniversary Tour Dates and Limited Edition Tote Bags Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:24:14 +0000

Suzanne Vega Anniversary Tour

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Solitude Standing and the 25th anniversary of 99.9, Suzanne will be playing special shows where she will play both albums, in full, plus other favorites! Boston and Port Washington are the last Anniversary shows of the year, but keep an eye out for more Solitude Standing anniversary shows next year.

December 13, 2017 Boston, MA City Winery
December 14, 2017 Boston, MA City Winery
December 15, 2017 Port Washington, NY The Landmark

Anniversary Tour Tote and Mug

The  Anniversary tote bag was previously only available at the Anniversary concerts but is now available to purchase online.  We are also putting Suzanne’s iconic Tom’s diner mug on sale.  These offers are available for a limited time through the holidays!

Now sold through’s new retail partner, Music Glue.

Suzanne Performs Solitude Standing on World Cafe on NPR Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:00:33 +0000 Listen to Suzanne perform songs from her Solitude Standing anniversary tour on World Cafe Friday, October 20th.  Fans can listen live at 2pm ET at

Or listen to the archived show after 5PM on Friday at World Cafe. 

Get a limited edition purple vinyl version of Solitude Standing:



Tickets On-Sale: Friday 12th May 10am

Suzanne Vega announces a 14-dates in New York City and the UK tour this fall, celebrating the 30th and 25th anniversaries of her albums ‘Solitude Standing’ and ’99.9F’ by performing both in full, as well as more tracks from throughout a distinguished career.

On looking back on these two pivotal albums in her career, Suzanne Vega says:

“These songs were written and recorded many years ago, but I still love playing them live, and have ever since the albums first came out. Now to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Solitude Standing and the 25th Anniversary of 99.9F, my band and I will perform them both in their entirety for the very first time. Please join me for this very special concert!” – Suzanne Vega

Tour Dates

September 17 2017 New York, NY City Winery
September 18 2017 New York, NY City Winery
September 22 2017 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
September 23 2017 Gateshead Sage
September 24 2017 Bristol Colston Hall
September 26 2017 Birmingham Symphony Hall
September 27 2017 Brighton Dome
September 28 2017 London Palladium
September 30 2017 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
October 1 2017 Cambridge Corn Exchange
October 2 2017 Oxford New Theatre
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Rave Reviews for Suzanne’s Residency at Cafe Carlye Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:09:48 +0000 Suzanne Vega just finished her playing two weeks at the legendary New York City cabaret Cafe Carlyle, and the reception was stunning.  Here’s to making it a yearly event!
At the Carlyle
“Getting ready to take the stage at the Carlyle”

“It’s not to be missed.” – Theater Pizzazz 

“Suzanne Vega Brings Her Carson McCullers Songs to Café Carlyle” -NY Times 

“Suzanne Vega Burns Bright Singing McCullers Songs at Cafe Carlyle”-Broadway World

“Stunning, and highly recommended.” -Drama Queen

“Captivating,  with a definite combination of musicality, sophistication and intelligence.” -Charged

“Vega’s voice has precisely the same naked, soul-baring purity when she’s standing 20 feet away from you in 2017 as it does on Suzanne Vega (1985)” -Cabaret Scenes

“If she is back to the Carlyle next year, I’ll be there. I wouldn’t miss it.” -Huffington Post 


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“An unexpected masterpiece 4 Stars!” Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:34:19 +0000 Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, OUT NOW!

Here are a few reviews…

“An unexpected masterpiece 4 Stars” -R2 Magazine

“One wryly perceptive American writer inhabiting the mindspace of another. Hot-jazz putdown tracks, as well as heartbroken ballads.” – NY Times

“A journey through literary luminary’s life and work…packed with more literary references than seems feasible.” – Rolling Stone

“A resounding success.  The music here is a testament to the power of the art from both women. For her part, more than 30 years after her first album’s release, Suzanne Vega continues to offer up surprises.” ABC News

“The 10 songs can be qualified as an authentic return to grace… you don’t even need to understand the literary background to enjoy the music… which proves how elegant this is ” – Telerama

“Ambitious, but persuasive piece of work! 4 stars” – Written In Music (NL)

“The album has the kind of of-the-times atmosphere and smart lyricism that makes for compelling listening and Vega captures McCullers’ wit, poetic sensibility and bitchiness brilliantly.” – Scotland Herald

“In her own way, Suzanne Vega is an amazing storyteller… you need to dive in the charm of these songs.”- Les échos

“4 Stars” -Lust For Life (NL) 

Vanity Fair France


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New Album-Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:26:57 +0000

On October 14th, Suzanne Vega is releasing her latest album, Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, 10 songs about the enigmatic author Carson McCullers, taken from the upcoming play written by Ms. Vega. The original songs were written by Suzanne Vega and Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho.) Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers is a musical portrait to one of the most important figures in American literature.

“Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers” To Be Released October 14

One of contemporary music’s most iconic singer/songwriters, Suzanne Vega, will celebrate the remarkable life of another distinguished writer, Carson McCullers, when she releases a new studio album inspired by the novelist entitled “Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers” on her own Amanuensis Productions on October 14, 2016.

The songs, which she co-wrote with longtime friend and theatrical collaborator Duncan Sheik, richly capture the essence of McCuller’s insightful words and forward-thinking philosophies on gender and love. “I feel that McCullers’ ideas and thoughts are very modern,” Vega says, “and she incarnates them in a way that other authors don’t. She tried to live them and paid a price for it.”

In addition to releasing the new Carson McCullers-inspired album, Vega will also premiere a new production of her play “Lover, Beloved: An Evening With Carson McCullers” in Los Angeles on October 21. Vega will also embark on a US and European tour this fall, performing many of the songs from “Lover, Beloved” as well as fan favorites from her songbook.

You can pre-Order the CD and LP (and limited signed CDs), at and you can pre-order the digital download at iTunes and get the instant grat track “Harper Lee”!


09/30/16 Berlin, Germany Passionskirche TICKETS
10/01/16 Cologne, Germany Gloria TICKETS
10/02/16 Munich, Germany Carl-Orff Saal TICKETS
10/03/16 Hamburg, Germany Fabrik TICKETS
10/5/16 Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS Stadsschouwburg TICKETS
10/6/16 Borgerhout, BELGIUM De Roma TICKETS
10/7/16 Paris FRANCE The Flow TICKETS
10/9/16 Edinburgh, SCOTLAND Queen’s Hall TICKETS
10/10/16 Manchester, UK Royal Northern College of Music TICKETS
10/11/16 London, UK Cadogan Hall TICKETS
10/13/16 Birmingham, UK Town Hall TICKETS
10/25/2016 New York NY Joe’s Pub TICKETS
10/26/2016 New York NY Joe’s Pub TICKETS
10/28/2016 Cambridge MA The Sinclair* TICKETS
10/29/2016 Scranton PA The Theater at North TICKETS
11/01/2016 Alexandria VA The Birchmere* TICKETS
11/02/2016 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live* TICKETS
11/04/2016 Ann Arbor MI The Ark TICKETS
11/05/2016 Evanston IL Evanston SPACE* TICKETS
11/05/2016 Evanston IL Evanston SPACE* TICKETS
11/07/2016 Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club TICKETS
11/08/2016 Minneapolis MN Dakota Jazz Club TICKETS
11/10/2016 Los Angeles CA Largo at the Coronet TICKETS
11/11/2016 Saratoga CA The Carriage House Theater TICKETS
11/13/2016 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall TICKETS
11/15/2016 Portland OR Alberta Rose Theatre TICKETS
11/16/2016 Seattle WA The Triple Door* TICKETS
11/16/2016 Seattle WA The Triple Door* TICKETS

*Tickets to select dates on Suzanne’s upcoming tour include a digital download of her new album, Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers. You will receive an email with details on how to receive your download following your ticket purchase.

New album “Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers” Out October 14, 2016 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:24:32 +0000 lbsvwsjThe new album “Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers” will be released October 14, 2016 on Amanuensis Productions.
The album is a preview of songs from the new play, “Lover, Beloved: An Evening With Carson McCullers”, which will have a world premiere with Suzanne Vega starring in a one woman show as Carson McCullers, to be announced in the early spring of 2017. Stay tuned for details!
In her upcoming tour Suzanne Vega, Gerry Leonard and keyboard player Jason Hart will be singing songs from the album along with other fan favorites.
The production of the new play in Los Angeles slated for October 2016 has been postponed until after the world premiere.


Suzanne Vega Discusses Her New Album With Duncan Sheik Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:41:12 +0000 Watch Suzanne and Duncan discuss the inspiration and the making of Suzanne’s upcoming album, Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers.

Hear Suzanne Vega’s New Song ‘We of Me’ From Her Upcoming Album Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:10:15 +0000 The Wall Street Journal writes about the upcoming album “Lover, Beloved: Songs From an Evening With Carson McCullers,” out Oct 14.  Listen to new track at The Wall Street Journal.