You know how long it's been since an American album "went Diamond" (i.e., sold more than 10 million copies)? If you're to believe Wikipedia, the answer is eight years. And one of the last artists to do that was contemporary jazz and pop songstress (and daughter of Ravi Shankar, which I always forget, and then remember like, "Oh right, that's awesome!") Norah Jones with her multi-Grammy-winning 2002 debut, Come Away With Me. Ms. Jones is about to embark upon a tour in support of her forthcoming ... Little Broken Hearts (out May 1, and you can hear a cut from that after the jump), and she'll stop in at The Ryman on June 24.
Jones of course collaborated on last year's ROME with Daniele Luppi, Danger Mouse and Nashvillian Jack White. But before you get all pumped thinking that White could make an onstage cameo, check his tour dates. Bro's going to be in Europe. That doesn't mean it won't be an exceptionally graceful evening of smooth, heartstring-tugging crooning. Tickets will run you between $50.50 and $62, and they'll go on sale right here one week from tomorrow — that's Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m.