James Taylor Resets 2021 Tour With Jackson Browne

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James Taylor has rescheduled the dates of his U.S. tour with Jackson Browne. The tour, originally planned for 2020, had been moved to 2021 last May with the vast majority of shows falling on or very near their original dates. It’s now been pushed back a few months and scheduled to begin in late July. Taylor’s 2020 Canadian tour with Bonnie Raitt was also pushed to 2021 last July. It’s expected to begin on Sept. 12.

There will be a separate announcement shortly regarding Taylor’s July 4, 2021 Tanglewood concert.

Taylor and Browne released a joint statement on March 31 to announce the latest delay. “[We] want to thank all those who have graciously held onto their tickets; we appreciate your continued patience as we navigate these unchartered waters. We didn’t want to have to cancel this tour that we’ve been waiting so long to perform together, so we’ve been working to get these dates rescheduled to a time period when the U.S. is reopened and safe to gather for a concert. Of course we will be keeping a close eye and abide with all health and safety protocols throughout each venue and state. We can’t wait to get back on stage and see you out there soon.”

Taylor had originally announced the postponement of the 2020 concerts on April 3, 2020, “due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Covid-19.” The tour, their first together, was scheduled to begin on May 15, 2020.

On March 24 of that year, Browne revealed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. At the time, he was said to be quarantined and recuperating at his Los Angeles home.

Shortly thereafter, he announced the release of two new songs. A new studio album is expected this summer.

Listen to the title track from “Downhill From Everywhere”

When he revealed the rescheduled Canadian dates with Raitt, his frequent touring partner, Taylor wrote, “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.”

In the April 3, 2020 announcement of the U.S. tour’s original postponement, Taylor wrote, “As this summer’s tour of 27 towns and cities across the U.S. drew near, we’ve been increasingly excited to hit the road again. So it’s deeply disappointing for both of us to have to call it off and reschedule (and reschedule we WILL)! As we all now realize, COVID-19 is a serious, real and present danger. Moreover, our public health is all of our responsibility. So let us listen to and follow the directions of our public healthcare people and support their efforts in this unprecedented time of global pandemic. Love those around you and, above all, stay safe and healthy.”

Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all new dates and fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets. Fans with questions are asked to reach out to their point of purchase.

Taylor released an album of standards on Feb. 28, 2020. American Standard features covers of tunes written by such legendary songwriters as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser, and more. It went on to earn the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2021.

When it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, Taylor became the first artist with top ten albums in each of the last six decades.

The streak began with 1970’s Sweet Baby James, which reached #3. (He went on to earn five additional Top 10 LPs in the decade.) In 1981, he just made it when Dad Loves His Work peaked at #11. 1997’s Hourglass reached #9. Both 2002’s October Road and 2008’s Covers made it to #4. In 2015, Taylor earned the first #1 album of his career with Before This World.

The new collection features such chestnuts as “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Pennies From Heaven,” and “Ol’ Man River.”

James Taylor 2021 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

2021 U.S. dates include special guest Jackson Browne
Jul 29 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jul 31 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Aug 01 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Center
Aug 03 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Aug 04 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
Aug 06 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
Aug 11 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center Coliseum
Aug 13 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Aug 14 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
Aug 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Aug 17 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Center
Aug 19 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
Aug 21 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Center
Aug 27 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health @ Jones Beach
Aug 28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Oct 16 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Oct 17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Oct 19 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
Oct 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
Oct 23 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
Oct 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Oct 27 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Oct 29 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Oct 30 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Nov 01 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena

2021 Canadian dates with special guest Bonnie Raitt
Sep 12 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre
Sep 15 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
Sep 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
Sep 18 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
Sep 19 – Ottawa, ON – Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Center
Sep 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sep 23 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
Sep 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Sep 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Sep 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Oct 01 – Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Oct 02 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

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Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums. He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2016 Taylor received the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.

Related: Our Album Rewind of Sweet Baby James

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  1. wave
    #1 wave 8 April, 2020, 09:22

    Love this site, will spend more time here. Thanks for the info, now only have to decide between San Fran and Diego when the tour resumes. Stay home and Stay safe God bless

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  2. Bertram
    #2 Bertram 29 July, 2020, 14:21

    It’s inconceivable that they’re not coming to Burlington Vt!

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