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James Taylor’s “Montana”

May 18, 2015

JT_Montana_SMWith less than a month before the release of James’s new album, Before This World, music blog Stereogum is pleased to exclusively premiere another new James Taylor song today. Go to Stereogum to hear “Montana” and read a Q&A with James now.

Starting today, everyone who pre-orders the album from JamesTaylor.com will receive an instant download of “Montana”, along with “Angels Of Fenway” and “Today Today Today”. Pre-order now!

If you have already pre-ordered Before This World from JamesTaylor.com you will receive a link to download “Montana” later this week.

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James Announces Apollo Theater Performance And SiriusXM Channel

May 14, 2015

james-taylor-live-at-the-apollo-final_smJames was Howard Stern’s guest on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern show on Tuesday morning, sitting for a free-wheeling interview that touched on everything from his childhood in North Carolina and signing with the Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968 to his recovery and the new album, Before This World.

Visit HowardStern.com for a summary of that conversation and to listen to select clips from their two-hour discussion.

James took the opportunity of this interview to announce two exciting pieces of news: On June 16 (Before This World‘s release date), he and the band will play a special, invite-only concert at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City. That show will be broadcast live on SiriusXM’s new James Taylor Channel, set to launch on May 22. The limited-run channel will feature music from throughout James’s career, classic live recordings and guest DJ’s and more!

SiriusXM listeners will have a chance to win one of 25 pairs to the Apollo show through a series of dedicated listener emails and call-in promotions. More details and complete rules for the sweepstakes can be found at SiriusXm.com.

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Angels Of Fenway

May 4, 2015

“Angels Of Fenway”, James’s tribute to his beloved Red Sox, was premiered last night at Fenway Park. Click the image below to watch the “Angels Of Fenway” video at MLB.com, and click here to view the press conference where James unveiled the song, the video and some of his inspiration for writing the song.

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“Angels Of Fenway” is featured on James’s new album, Before This World, (available June 16). Starting today, everyone who pre-orders the album from JamesTaylor.com and iTunes will receive an instant download of “Angels Of Fenway”, as well as “Today Today Today”. Pre-order now!

If you have already pre-ordered you will receive a link for the free download today.

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Grazie mille!

Apr 27, 2015

James, Kate, Andrea, Arnold, Jimmy, Steve, Larry and Mike want to give a shout out to all of the fans who attended their concerts throughout Europe — Germany to Switzerland, France, Spain, The Netherlands and Italy. Your enthusiasm and love for them and the music was felt onstage and off. They cannot wait to return. Grazie mille!

Click the image below to see more photos from the 2015 European tour.

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Presale updates

Apr 17, 2015

JamesTaylor.com ticket presales for shows in Hershey, PA, Hartford, CT, Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH have been confirmed. They will begin on Monday, April 20. Additionally, the Knoxville, TN presale date has changed. It will now take place on Monday, May 4.

Full details on James’s upcoming 2015 summer tour dates including presale times and links can be found on James’s Schedule page. (Note: The concert dates listed on the Schedule page are the only currently planned shows for summer 2015.)

As a special offer for fans attending these new shows, a CD copy of Before This World is included with every pair of tickets! Fans participating in the JamesTaylor.com presales will receive instructions on how to take advantage of this offer after the presales have ended next week.

Remember: You will need to create a new, FREE, JamesTaylor.com account in order to participate in our ticket presales for these and all future concerts. To create your account now, please click here.

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2015 US Summer Dates Announced

Apr 16, 2015

James and his All-Star Band have announced their 2015 US summer tour schedule! Beginning July 2 in Allentown, PA the 14-date tour will see James and the band travel across the US in support of his new album, Before This World (release date: June 16).

JamesTaylor.com ticket presales for 10 of these newly announced dates will begin Monday, April 20. Presale information for the remaining four shows will be provided as soon as it is confirmed. Full details including presale start times and links can be found on the Schedule page, along with the rest of his upcoming tour dates.

As a special offer for fans attending these new shows, a CD copy of Before This World is included with every pair of tickets! Fans participating in the JamesTaylor.com presales will receive instructions on how to take advantage of this offer after the presales have ended next week.

Remember: You will need to create a new, FREE, JamesTaylor.com account in order to participate in our ticket presales for these and all future concerts. To create your account now, please click here.

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Important Tickets Presale Information — Create Your Free JamesTaylor.com Account

Apr 13, 2015

This week, James will announce his 2015 All-Star Band summer tour schedule. As always, JamesTaylor.com will have a small allotment of tickets to offer fans on a first-come first -served basis as part of our exclusive ticket presales.

Staring today, you will need to create a new, FREE JamesTaylor.com account in order to participate in our ticket presales for these and all future concerts. To create your account now, please click here.

Please also remember: the ticket allotment provided to JamesTaylor.com for the fan presales is a very small number of tickets that sell out quickly — sometimes within the first 30 minutes. We apologize in advance for any frustration but our hope in offering the fan presale is that you will have advance opportunity to purchase great seats. Luckily, if you are unable to purchase tickets in presale, you will have a second chance during the public sale.

Watch your inbox this week for the tour announcement!

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Before This World, Coming June 16

Apr 7, 2015

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The wait is over! Concord Music is pleased to announce the release of James Taylor’s new album, Before This World, on June 16, 2015. Before This World is James’s first album of new songs since October Road, released in 2002.

Recorded primarily at TheBarn in Western Massachusetts, the 10-track album will feature James’s legendary Band: Jimmy Johnson, Steve Gadd, Michael Landau, Larry Goldings, Luis Conte, Andrea Zonn, Arnold McCuller, David Lasley and Kate Markowitz, as well as special guests Yo-Yo Ma and Sting. Kim and Henry Taylor provide background vocals on several songs.

Click here now to see a special video message from James!

Before This World will be available in a variety of formats, including digital, CD, Deluxe CD/DVD (including a 30-minute documentary, There We Were: The Recording of James Taylor’s ‘Before This World’), 180-gram vinyl (plus download card) and a Limited Edition Deluxe Book.

Pre-order now from the JamesTaylor.com Store, Amazon and iTunes. A new Before This World T-shirt and iPhone case are also available in the Store. Pre-orders from JamesTaylor.com and iTunes include an instant download of “Today Today Today”.

James and his band will tour North America this summer in support of the new album. Fans who purchase two or more tickets will receive a CD copy of Before This World, to be mailed on release date, June 16. Stay tuned for more information about tour dates and venues plus the CD promotion coming very soon!

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Before leaving for Europe…

Mar 10, 2015

Before James headed overseas for the European tour, he spent many of his last days in The Barn working on the new album. The weather outside was frigid…

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