By Daniel Kreps
Joni Mitchell will perform on the Grammy stage for the first time in her legendary career at the 2024 award show taking place Sunday February 4th at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena. The singer-songwriter, who is nominated for Best Folk Album for Joni Mitchell at Newport, previously received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. However, Mitchell has never performed live at the Grammy Awards itself, until now.
Mitchell returned to playing live in 2022 following a two-decade-long absence from the stage, first making a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival that year before making her official comeback at the Echoes Through the Canyon festival in June 2023. She also performed at a Gershwin Prize concert in her honor as well as a guest at Brandi Carlile’s Hollywood Bowl shows.
Mitchell joins a star-studded Grammy performers lineup that includes Dua Lipa, Burna Boy, Billie Eilish, Luke Combs, Travis Scott, Olivia Rodrigo and Billy Joel, who is returning to the award show for the first time in over 20 years. U2 will also stage a performance live from their Sphere residency in Las Vegas.
The show will air Sunday, February 4th on CBS and Paramount Plus at 8 p.m. ET. Trevor Noah will once again serve as the Grammys’ host, his fourth year in a row taking on hosting duties.