Dionne Warwick says that only four months after releasing her last studio album, she's hard at work on a new gospel collection. Warwick posted to fans on her official website dionnewarwick.info that, "March came in like a lion for us here in (New) Jersey, tons of snow and ice making travel a bit dicey, but giving me a chance to do a bit of recording. I am in the process of doing a gospel CD, and am having a wonderful time. It will feature a few voices of my choir, and also my sister Dee Dee (Warwick), so be on the look out for this." Warwick did not mention when the set would be completed or released. Warwick also went on to reveal that she'll receive an honorary degree later this spring, saying that, "I am receiving an honorary degree from Chicago University for humanitarian reasons, and of course I am very excited about this." Last November Warwick released an album of duets, titled My Friends And Me, which was produced by her son Damon Elliott. The album featured collaborations with EstefGladys Knight, Olivia Newton-John, Gloria Estefan, and others.
Dionne Warwick has a handful of U.S. dates before heading out on an extended European tour:
April 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
May 5 - West Wendover, NV - Peppermill Casino
May 14 - Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
May 17 - Winston-Salem, NC - Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports