Brandi Carlile

DSP Shows:

Brandi Carlile
Tuesday, May 8th
8:00pm
The State Theatre
Ithaca NY

By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about
forgiveness in the easy sense—where someone
has hurt you and then suddenly there’s a great
reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with
two people running across the golden

wheat
field towards an embrace that somehow undoes a
lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no
meaning. It’s about radical acceptance (not to be
confused with complacency) and unconditional
love.
Whoever is reading this, your parents will die.
You may have been hurt or loved by them,
probably both. But can you forgive them for
leaving in the end?
We are a powerful generation witnessing war
and division like never before, yet somehow this
is the safest time to be alive in human history.
Can we love one another as ourselves? More
importantly, can we love ourselves at all?
The songs alone aren’t universal messages, they
are personal stories of our parents and childhood,
our divorces, oppressive religion, the fact that
marriage is hard and having children is
terrifying, even the sting of death. It is the story
of forgiveness, that despite all this keeps us
innocently climbing out of bed every morning
open to love—big terrible trembling love.
I don’t love you because you’ve done what I
think you should do with your life. I love you
whatever you do, but I’ve got a life to live too.
And, by the way, I forgive you.

▼ Show More Information

107 W State St, 14850
Ithaca
08 May , Tuesday 20:00

More Events Nearby

 09 February , Friday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 10 February , Saturday
 Downtown Ithaca, Ithaca
 28 January , Sunday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 23 January , Tuesday
 The Haunt, Ithaca
 30 January , Tuesday
 Ithaca College - Emerson Suites, Ithaca
 13 February , Tuesday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 23 January , Tuesday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 14 February , Wednesday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 03 February , Saturday
 Ithaca Children's Garden, Ithaca
 25 January , Thursday
 The Haunt, Ithaca
 13 February , Tuesday
 The Haunt, Ithaca
 08 February , Thursday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 09 February , Friday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 02 February , Friday
 Varsity Sex Club, Ithaca
 10 February , Saturday
 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell University., Ithaca
 27 January , Saturday
 State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca
 17 February , Saturday
 Cornell Outdoor Education, Ithaca
 03 February , Saturday
 The Haunt, Ithaca
 10 February , Saturday
 Kulp Auditorium, Ithaca
 16 February , Friday
 The Haunt, Ithaca
 27 January , Saturday
 First Presbyterian Church Ithaca NY, Ithaca
 10 February , Saturday
 Trumansburg, NY, United States, Trumansburg
 09 February , Friday
 Casita Del Polaris, Ithaca
 11 February , Sunday
 Cornell University, Ithaca
 02 February , Friday
 Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca
 24 January , Wednesday
 The Chanticleer, Ithaca
 16 February , Friday
 Cornell Outdoor Education, Ithaca
 30 January , Tuesday
 Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca
 03 February , Saturday
 Cinemapolis, Ithaca
 27 January , Saturday
 Cornell Performing & Media Arts - PMA, Ithaca
 27 January , Saturday
 CrossFit Pallas, Ithaca
 08 February , Thursday
 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca
 27 January , Saturday
 Charles O. Dickerson High School, Trumansburg
 26 January , Friday
 Cornell eHub, Ithaca
 12 February , Monday
 Cornell Cinema, Ithaca