Family trio BAILEN recently shared their cover of James’s classic “You Can Close Your Eyes”. Click now to enjoy, and learn more about BAILEN (who also record for Fantasy Records) at BailenTheBand.com.
Due to restrictions surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, James and Bonnie Raitt announced today that their Canadian tour scheduled for Fall 2021 is postponed, with new dates coming soon for 2022.
Message from James
This is the second time Bonnie and I have had to postpone our Canadian tour, the first time in April ‘20 at the beginning of Covid and now again for the rescheduling of that tour this September. TWICE DENIED! We love touring together and were so fired-up to play for our northern audiences, from Victoria to St John’s. So we’re sorry to ask you again to PLEASE WAIT FOR US. We will be back and we’ll announce the new dates as soon as we can.
We are working to reschedule the tour and new dates will be announced as quickly as possible. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all new 2022 concert dates and fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets. If you have any questions please first contact your point of purchase. If you still have questions, please reach out to James’s team.
Photo: Denise Truscello
James wants to see your pictures! Send in your best concert photos and they may be featured on James’s social networks or in a future edition of this newsletter. This week we feature a shot from fan Colleen M, taken at Tuesday night’s show in Pittsburgh. #JTBackOnTour
Heads up! If you’re attending one of the shows on James and Jackson’s summer tour:
Check your concert times! Most shows start at 7 or 7:30 pm. Additionally, with enhanced screening and safety protocols you may experience longer lines than normal, so be sure to come early and wear comfortable shoes! Enjoy the show!
To see all of James’s upcoming dates, please visit the Schedule page on JamesTaylor.com.
In early 2007 James embarked on the One Man Band Tour, performing shows across the US and the UK in a unique configuration featuring James on guitar/vocal and his “one man band” Larry Goldings, on keyboards. This week’s selection from the vault is the opening and first song from the One Man Band concert film. The DVD was taped over three nights at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA and released in 2007.
Click now to watch, and be sure to subscribe to James’s official YouTube channel to see what comes next!
At last! James’s cross-country US tour with Jackson Browne began last night at the United Center in Chicago. If you were there or will be attending any of the other nights on the tour — James wants to see your pictures! Send in your best concert photos and they may be featured on James’s social networks or in a future edition of this newsletter. #JTBackOnTour
Top photo: Bill Smith, United Center, Chicago, July 29, 2021
All-Star Band member, Andrea Zonn, stars in the just-released song video “Let It Burn”, written by Art Garfunkel, Maia Sharp and Randy Sharp and taken from the new, original musical The Girl In The Red Dress.
Click now to see the video, and visit GirlInTheRedDress-TheMusical.com for more details.
James here. We’re in rehearsals for this summer‘s tour with Jackson Browne, which starts in Chicago on the 29th. I can’t tell you how excited everyone in the band and crew feels about finally seeing you, our audience, again. Some of you have held onto your tickets for the better part of two years. Now, at long last, Jackson and I are going to play those concerts. We studied long and hard over when we might safely go back out and I still think that this August is the right window of time for our return. I hope that most of you have done your duty and gotten vaccinated. We all have and we’re taking all the right steps to be safe as we travel across the country. I want you to be safe too and, with that in mind, I just wanted to encourage anyone who feels like wearing a mask to go ahead and do so. If I were going to a concert in these times, I know I’d mask up. That’s it for now. See you in a minute.
Stage photo: Ellyn Kusmin, July 25, 2021