Wanda Jackson Working on New Record, Going on Tour (Highline Ballroom, Maxwell’s) + “Lost” Central Park Pics

Wanda Jackson at Central Park Summerstage (07/27/11)
Wanda Jackson at Central Park
Photo: Leanne Benson

Wanda Jackson turns 75 in October, but the rockabilly icon shows little sign of slowing down. On October 9th, Jackson will release Unfinished Business – her 31st studio album – on Sugar Hill Records. With production by folk musician Justin Townes Earle, the album features performances of Woody Guthrie’s “California Stars” (later set to music by Wilco) and Bobby and Shirley Womack’s “It’s All Over Now.” [RollingStone.com]

While official tour dates still seem to be dribbling out, the First Lady of Rockabilly will be at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on Oct 12, tickets are on sale now. If you can’t wait that long, and you’re willing to make a little trip across the Hudson, you can catch Wanda at Maxwell’s on Aug 18, get your tickets here.

Unfinished Business album preview, tour dates and more “lost” photos of Wanda Jackson at Central Park Summerstage after the jump.

Wanda Jackson Tour Dates
07/16/12 The Factory Porth, UK
07/18/12 Thekla Bristol, UK
07/19/12 Islington Asembly Hall London, UK
07/21/12 SummerTyne Americana Fest Gateshead, Newcastle, UK
07/27/12 Southern Girls Rock N Roll Camp Murfreesboro, TN
07/28/12 Franklin Theatre Franklin, TN
08/10/12 Knucklehead’s Saloon Kansas City, MO
08/11/12 Blueberry Hill St. Louis, MO
08/12/12 Hi-Tone Memphis, TN
08/17/12 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
08/18/12 Philadelphia Folk Festival Philadelphia, PA
08/31/12 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN
09/01/12 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN
09/02/12 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
09/12/12 The Square Room Knoxville, TN
09/16/12 WorkPlay Theater Birmingham, AL
09/28/12 Bartlesville Community Center Bartlesville, OK
10/12/12 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
10/24/12 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria
11/09/12 Bassy Berlin, Germany

Wanda Jackson at Central Park by Leanne Benson
Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

Wanda Jackson at Central Park

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