Click here to read the tribute to James by distinguished author, Adam Gopnik, which appeared in the concert program book at the Kennedy Center Honors, December 4, 2016.
Kennedy Center Honors Reminder! Don’t forget — this year’s Kennedy Center Honors will air tonight at 9pm on CBS. Click below to see 2016 honoree Mavis Staples having some fun with Ringo Starr, John Kerry and fellow honorees Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and James. Tune in tonight to see the full show!
James appeared on NBC’s The Today Show earlier this month. Click the images below to see James and friends perform “Only One”, visit Today.com for performances of “You And I Again” and Joni Mitchell’s classic “River” — and watch for another performance airing on the Christmas Day edition of Sunday Today with Willie Geist!
I’ve been eagerly looking forward to playing for my Philippine audience ever since we added Manila to our tour of the Pacific this coming February. So it saddens me to cancel our concert there. I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand.
The scourge of addiction is a worldwide problem and does serious harm, not only to the addict but to our society. For a sovereign nation to prosecute and punish, under the law, those responsible for the illegal trade in drugs is, of course, understandable, even commendable; but recent reports from the Philippines of summary executions of suspected offenders without trial or judicial process are deeply concerning and unacceptable to anyone who loves the rule of law.
I offer my heartfelt apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause my Filipino friends but I must now announce that I will not be performing in Manila this February. All tickets sold will, of course, be fully refunded. I am grateful to my promoter, Renen de Guia, for his patience and understanding.
This decision will, in no way, affect my plans to perform as announced in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
Just announced: James and his All Star Band will tour alongside the incomparable Elton John for six concerts in South America in Spring 2017! Please see the Schedule page for the complete list of shows.
James and the band have added a ninth show to their tour of Australia and New Zealand. On February 15 they will perform at the Royal Theater in Canberra, Australia. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 19 at 11 am AEDT. Please see the Schedule page for a look at all of James’s tour dates!
On December 1, James took part in the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at President’s Park in Washington D.C. The Hallmark channel broadcast the one hour concert live and now you can see the show online.
Click the image below to watch — James performs “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” (at 25:35) and Kim and James join Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood for “What I’m Thankful For”, a song they recorded on Garth and Trisha’s new holiday CD collection, Christmas Together, at 42:00.
James has teamed with Charity Buzz once again to offer some items that would make great Christmas gifts! First is a Yamaha FG700S acoustic guitar, signed and personalized by James, while second is signed and personalized sheet music of James’s song “Only a Dream In Rio” from this 1985 album, That’s Why I’m Here.
There are also two meet & greet, soundcheck access and ticket packages available, for James’s shows at Fenway Park and Wrigley Field next summer! All four lots end next week, so bid now!