James’s June 21, 2020 concert at Fenway Park, with special guests Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin, has been cancelled. While James and his management team had hoped to reschedule the show, scheduling conflicts made a new date impossible to confirm at this time.
Ticket buyers who purchased directly through Fenway Park will receive direct notification from Fenway and will be automatically refunded. If you purchased your tickets through JamesTaylor.com you will also receive an email of notification with refund information. (If you purchased through a third party, please reach out directly to your point of purchase).
James hopes to be back in Boston soon!
For Canadian fans still waiting for news of the James/Bonnie Raitt tour: James and his management team are continuing to work on the rescheduled dates for their Canadian tour. Watch this space and James’s social media platforms for an announcement sometime soon.
THE GEORGE FLOYD KILLING where the rubber bullet meets the road to freedom
A time has come in our country where a significant amount of the people demand a change. We have been here before, at a time when the people spontaneously take to the streets out of a common sense of outrage. In my opinion, we have forced our societal problems into this confrontation between the police, who are tasked with keeping the peace, and a segment of our population, subjected to perpetual, institutionalized suffering. We have seen their road to freedom and equality blocked, their great struggle thwarted and stalled. We have let our leaders drop the baton. They have encouraged a backlash against what we know to be right: the inclusion of African Americans in the rights and privileges guaranteed by our constitution. In denying those constitutional rights, we have forced this failure upon our police. But the hammer sees only the nail. Of course we must rigorously police our police, that is given. But seeing this only, or even primarily, as a police failure: a problem to be fixed where the rubber meets the road, is tragically myopic.
What we face is nothing less than The Great American Mission: a national commitment to ending the injustice of Slavery and a national rejection of racism…
Tune in on Sunday, May 24 when the Taylor’s dear friend, Yo-Yo Ma, will perform all six Bach cello suites live in memoriam for those we have lost in the pandemic and in tribute to the resilience of our communities. You can listen to this live-only streaming event on WCRB Classical Radio and public radio stations nationwide or watch on YouTube.
The music video for “As Easy As Rolling Off A Log” (from James’s new album American Standard) premiered last night during the sixth annual Red Nose Day Special on NBC! A favorite of James’s since he was a kid, the new video features footage from the classic 1938 Merrie Melodies cartoon Katnip Kollege. Click below to watch now.
If you missed the Red Nose Day Special last night, it will be available to stream on NBC.com for the next seven days!
James announced today that he and Jackson Browne have rescheduled all concerts of their US tour to 2021. Please visit the Schedule page for the full list of new dates.
“Disappointing as it is to have to reschedule these shows, our first tour together, Jackson and I look forward with intense excitement to next spring when, hopefully, we’ll finally get to set this thing in motion. We were hoping to reschedule the tour a bit sooner but the experts we consulted have advised waiting for a full year. We thank you all for your patience and understanding and are really encouraged by the majority of you who are holding onto your tickets. We WILL honor them.”
Click below for a new video message from James and Jackson.
Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all of the rescheduled dates, but should you be unable to attend, please contact your point of purchase for a refund. If you have previously reached out to your POP you should do so again, but if you have any difficulty please write to James’s team.
There will be similar announcements coming shortly about the Canadian tour with Bonnie Raitt and the Fenway Park concert with Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin. Stay tuned!
Tanglewood Music Festival announced today that due to restrictions during the pandemic, James’s annual July 4, 2020 concert will move to July 4, 2021. GOOD NEWS! James will have a virtual presence as part of the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival this summer, with more details coming very soon!
Your July 4, 2020 tickets will be honored for July 4, 2021 however if you are unable to attend the new date please contact your point of purchase for a refund.
Watch for an announcement from James early next week about plans for the US Tour, with news on the Canadian tour to follow shortly.
Please click below for a Tanglewood message from the Taylor family.