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Jewel Drops Her New EP, 'The Portal: A Meditative Journey', Releases Lead Single + Announces Tour Dates With Melissa Etheridge


Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and mental health pioneer Jewel announced her new EP, The Portal: A Meditative Journey, the musical extension of her immersive art experience The Portal: An Art Experience by Jewel, which is now open to the public through July 28 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Portal: A Meditative Journey is due out July 12 and will bring the songs and soundscapes featured throughout the exhibit to listeners all over the world. The tracklisting features guided meditations that inspire reflection and release, as well as a brand new single, “Goddess Of Love,” and the title track “The Portal.”

Today, she unveiled the lead single, “The Portal,” a 10-minute meditative track, infused with catchy pop melodies, that offers an invitation to step back and breathe. “Take the weight off,” Jewel soothes. “Undress yourself of your name… slip out of the iron skin of daily tasks, the tightrope of worry and wondering why. Set down your memories, if even for a moment. Just be here.” “The Portal” is the soundtrack to Jewel’s 200-piece choreographed drone show currently at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. The single artwork features an original painting by Jewel.

The lead single “The Portal” is also available on vinyl today via Jewel’s online store. 


Photo credit: Jessica Ballabio.

Known for her three-decades long, award-winning music career and mental health advocacy work, Jewel has officially made her mark on the visual arts world with The Portal: An Art Experience By JewelThe Portal explores the intersection of music, mental health, technology, and art, and features a new painting and sculpture by Jewel. Artnet called the experience “accessible immersion into art therapy,” while People Magazine noted that “the exhibit unearthed my feelings and paved the way to begin the path towards reconciling the anger, insecurity and worry I've long held inside.” The Portal is open now to the public through July 28. To read more about Jewel’s journey through the art world, music, and mental health advocacy, check out the Women In Music issue of ELLE Magazine.

Jewel will be back on the road this summer for a co-headlining tour with 2X Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge. She’ll perform hits from her genre-spanning catalog, including her latest studio album Freewheelin’ Woman. The first leg of the 19-city North American tour will kick off on Thursday, July 11 in Bonner, MT and will conclude on Wednesday, August 7 in La Vista, NE. The second leg will begin in Cary, NC on Tuesday, September 17 and wrap in Rogers, AR on Saturday, October 5. The tour will also include stops in both the US and Canada, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Windsor, Charlotte, and Austin, TX. 


  1. Listen

  2. Goddess of Love (acoustic)

  3. The Three Spheres

  4. Dedication Meditation

  5. The Portal


7/11 - Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater

7/17 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park 

7/23 - San Diego, CA - The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

7/24 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Theater

7/26 - Los Angeles, CA - YouTube Theater

7/31 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

8/1 - Waite Park, MN - The Ledge Amphitheater

8/3 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at The Heights

8/4 - Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

8/7 - La Vista, NE - The Astro Amphitheater

9/17 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre

9/21 - Charlotte, NC - Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre

9/24 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

9/26 - Clearwater, FL - The Sound

9/27 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre

10/1 - Austin, TX - Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park

10/3 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino - Showplace Theatre

10/4 - Thackerville, OK - Lucas Oil Live at WinStar World Casino and Resort

10/5 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion)


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