Check out this review from the Sarasota Post which called James’s performance of “You’ve Got a Friend” in Tampa a “goose-bump sing-along moment”, also adding “We are so lucky to have such a gifted singer-songwriter in James Taylor, a real American musical treasure.”
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The complete episode of Jay Leno’s Garage featuring James with Jay is now available online. Click below to see James reunited with a classic 1955 Chevy Gasser from his cult film Two Lane Blacktop — James’s segment starts 28 minutes in.
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At the Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Jacksonville tonight, James and his All-Star Band will kick off the 2018 Summer Tour. Last week, the band spent several days rehearsing the final set list. Click below to view a gallery of photos from rehearsals.
Due to an unexpected medical situation that requires immediate attention, Bonnie will no longer be able to join James for the first portion of his 2018 Summer US Tour. A full recovery is expected and Bonnie is scheduled to rejoin the tour starting in St. Paul, MN on June 22.
The first leg of the tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Jacksonville, FL on May 8, will now be an “Evening with James Taylor & His All-Star Band”, featuring two sets with a brief intermission.
James is also pleased to announce that Sheryl Crow is scheduled to join him as a Special Guest in Phoenix, AZ on May 29 and for two nights at the Hollywood Bowl on May 31 and June 1.
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Message from Bonnie I’m deeply sorry to have to disappoint my fans, James and colleagues with these cancellations. I was so looking forward to our tour, but I’m very grateful that the doctors feel this can be taken care of with surgery. I’m feeling strong and am in great hands with my wonderful team. I fully expect to return for the second leg of the US tour in June followed by our European tour in July. Thank you all for your concern and understanding that the best gift you could give me is respecting my wish for privacy and giving me space to heal. Can’t wait to see you all back on the road again soon!
Message from James This summer was to be Bonnie’s and my second summer touring together. We wanted to do it again because it was such good fun the first time, we didn’t want it to end. We are so looking forward to having her rejoin the tour in mid-June. Of course, there is no question as to the priority of your health, Bonnie. You will be constantly in our hearts and minds until we see you in June.
Get well soon.
We hope you get well soon…”
—Elaine Marie Benes
The season premiere of Jay Leno’s Garage airs tomorrow, April 19 at 10pm EDT/PDT on CNBC. Be sure to tune in to see James reunited with one of the 1953 Chevy Gassers from his 1971 cult classic film Two Lane Blacktop! You can watch a sneak peak below!
In Spring 2017, James invited fans to submit their personal videos singing the chorus to “Shower The People”. Thousands of videos were received and hundreds were projected onto the giant video wall on stage as James and the band as they performed “Shower The People” on the 2017 US tour. The video wall will be used onstage again on tour in 2018.
Click below to see video submitted by uber fan, Etta Mae. To see a selection of other fan videos, visit the Shower The People page at the “Life on the Road” section of JamesTaylor.com.
Of the people with whom I have shared my time on this planet, I believe King is the most heroic, the most like Christ or the Buddha. Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, Ghandi, Mother Teresa, for me, King eclipses them all. Not that anyone’s asking or there’s a competition or anything but 50 years ago the brightest light in a generation was snuffed out. The great cause of love and compassion, of peace and reconciliation that he led has had many heroic martyrs. Clearly he knew he was at risk and still he carried on.
He was human and he had human weaknesses and misgivings but when he was called upon, he stood up and shouldered the load. A truly great man, he was equal to the great challenge of our time, the deeply rooted racial injustice that plagues our nation and threatens the noble American experiment. He showed us the way.
…Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
And recognize that there are ties between us,
All men and women, living on the earth
Ties of hope and love, of sister and brotherhood
That we are bound together
in our desire to see the world become
A place in which our children can grow free and strong
We are bound together by the task that stands before us
and the road that lies ahead
We are bound and we are bound…
Photo: Dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial, Washington, DC, October 16, 2011 by Gediyon Kifle