A song to lift our spirits during challenging times, “Secret O’ Life” first appeared on the 1977 album, JT. Be sure to check out #SongsOfComfort — the hashtag created and inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s posting of Dvořák’s “Going Home”. Post your own, we are watching!
Following James’s statement, Live Nation Canada has made the following announcement:
LIVE NATION CANADA – PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt and her band have announced their Canadian Tour is being postponed. The tour will be rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates.
James Taylor shared, “I’ve had so many messages urging me to announce a decision regarding our upcoming Canadian tour. We were so looking forward to the tour, it breaks my heart to call it off. But that’s what we must do. All the medical information suggests that small and large gatherings may well put people at risk. That is the last thing we would ever want to do. I hope we can reschedule for the not-too-distant future.”
Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets until new dates are announced. Previously purchased tickets will be honoured on the new dates. Fans with questions regarding refunds are asked to reach out to their point of purchase.
More information will be released as it is available.
James here. I’ve had so many messages urging me to announce a decision regarding our upcoming Canadian tour. We were so looking forward to the tour, it breaks my heart to call it off. But that’s what we must do. All the medical information suggests that small and large gatherings may well put people at risk. That is the last thing we would ever want to do. I hope we can reschedule for the not-too-distant future. We will have an announcement tomorrow about how you can obtain a refund if you purchased a ticket to one of our Canadian concerts.
Thanks to you, Billboard announced today that American Standard has reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, making James the first artist ever to land a top ten album in each of the last six decades!
Click below to see James’s recent press launch shout-out to both Audible and Fantasy Records.
BBC Radio 2 will air the first of a two-part series of shows hosted by James this weekend! Called James Taylor’s Great American Songbook, James will guide listeners through songs he has known and loved for decades with his personal take on each. Click the play button below to listen to a trailer for the show now.
The first episode of James Taylor’s Great American Songbook will air this Sunday, March 8 at 9pm GMT (5pm ET/2pm PT). North American fans can listen live online! Episode two will be broadcast next Sunday, March 15.
James’s new album, American Standard, is now available in stores and on digital and streaming platforms! Produced by Dave O’Donnell, John Pizzarelli and James, American Standard features James re-imagining some of the 20th century’s most beloved songs and making them his own.
Click below to watch the music video for “Teach Me Tonight” from the new album now!