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Riverbend Music Center just announced that the James Taylor concert originally scheduled for this Friday, July 17 has been postponed and rescheduled to Sunday, July 26.
Due to the unprecedented rain fall over the past few weeks the levels of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers are exceptionally high for this time of year. The Army Corps of Engineers has the Ohio River forecast continuing to rise over the next 48 hours causing flooding of the stage area at Riverbend. Due to these conditions the James Taylor concert cannot be performed this Friday as scheduled.
Tickets for the original show date will be honored for the rescheduled Sunday, July 26th concert. Tickets for the concert are still available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, Riverbend.org, and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Before This World has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in it’s first week! Though James has had eleven albums reach “Top Ten” in his career, this is his first #1 album.
James is so grateful for your support and he wanted to send you a personal thanks via video. See his message here.
After a 45-year wait, legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor has earned his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Before This World. The album, which was released on June 16 through Concord Records, arrives atop the chart dated July 4 — more than 45 years after Taylor arrived on the list with Sweet Baby James (on the March 14, 1970 list).
The new album launches atop the Billboard 200 with 97,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music. Of its start, pure album sales equated to 96,000 copies sold — Taylor’s best debut week for an album since his last studio effort, 2002’s October Road, launched at No. 4 with 154,000 sold.
James has been a busy guy this last week, dashing around New York City to promote his just-released new album Before This World.
Tuesday night saw James and the band perform at the legendary Apollo Theatre, an invitation-only affair that was streamed live on SiriusXM. Click here to see a clip of “Today Today Today” from the show. Two nights later, James was back on the air at SiriusXM for a Town Hall Q&A hosted by legendary sportscaster, Bob Costas with a small group of fans. Highlights from that event can be listened to here.
That’s not all: On Wednesday night James was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers last week, performing “Angels Of Fenway” and sitting for a chat with Seth, which can be viewed in two parts, here and here.
Giving the morning shows a turn, James also stopped off at Live with Kelly and Michael to perform two songs, and swung by Morning Joe for a conversation with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle.
James had some fun on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night, opening the show with “Two James Taylors On A Seesaw”. Click the image below to watch, and then visit NBC.com to see James and the band perform Before This World‘s “Stretch Of The Highway”.
James will guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight — check out the Schedule page to see all of his upcoming appearances, as well as the dates on his summer tour, kicking off July 2 in Allentown, PA!
Music legend James Taylor hasn’t released an album of new material since “October Road” in 2002. But it’s not as if he hasn’t been composing in the interim.
“I’m constantly making little musical recordings on my phone or on a little voice recorder I carry with me, just to remember these little pieces of music that eventually become songs,” he Taylor told Here & Now’s Robin Young.
But he needed time alone to focus on the process of “writing lyrics and putting the puzzles together.” So Taylor decided to sequester himself away from his family for short periods of time.
“After a couple of days of waiting and just sitting there, experiencing the solitude, songs began to come through,” he said. James Taylor releases the resulting album, “Before This World,” today.