Tony Bennett is one of James’s personal musical heroes. Did you know that 50 years ago Tony recorded the song “The Best Is Yet to Come” the same year James recorded “Sweet Baby James”? Fast forward 50 years. They both inspire and that’s “why they are here” #TheBestIsYetToCome
Here’s a video from the time James and Tony recorded “Put On a Happy Face” for Tony’s Duets album (2006).
James announced today that he and Bonnie Raitt have rescheduled their 12-city Canadian tour to begin September 2021. Please visit the Schedule page for the complete list of new dates.
“I’m more than a little excited to announce the rescheduled performance dates for our James Taylor/Bonnie Raitt Canadian Tour. Starting in St. John’s Newfoundland in mid-September ’21, Bonnie and I will work our way West over the following month. It’s a kind of reunion for the two of us and we’re both really excited to share the stage again. Though I say it myself, our last tour together was as good as it gets. I love Bonnie and we both love Canada!”
Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all of the rescheduled dates. If you purchased tickets from JamesTaylor.com or an official ticketing site (see tour chart below) and cannot make the new date or prefer a refund, you should have received an email with your refund options.
If you did not receive an email or purchased elsewhere, please contact your point of purchase.
James will be included in the new film Our Voices Together, debuting Sunday, August 2 at 8:30 PM ET /7:30 PM CT / 5:30 PM PT. The film, presented by the Newport Folk Festival’s Revival Weekend, includes performances by James, Brandi Carlie, Brittany Howard, Chris Thile and many more.
Be sure to follow Newport Folk on Facebook and pre-subscribe to Newport’s YouTube channel so as not to miss this one chance to see the film (it’s free!) For more information on the full weekend of events, please visit NewportFolk.org/Revival.
Better late than never! Major League Baseball kicks off its shortened season tonight. To celebrate the boys of summer, click below to watch the official “Angels Of Fenway” music video. James’s tribute to his beloved Red Sox appeared on Billboard #1 album, Before This World (2015).