James Taylor, Jackson Browne Set 2020 Tour

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James Taylor and Jackson Browne, two of America’s most accomplished singer-songwriters have announced a 2020 tour. The pair have revealed more than two dozen U.S. arena concerts beginning May 15.

Taylor has also announced a new album of standards. American Standard features covers of tunes written by such legendary songwriters as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser, and more. (See the complete song list below.)

The Jan. 23 announcement follows the news Taylor shared on Dec. 2 of Canadian dates, where he will be joined by his frequent touring partner, Bonnie Raitt for a 12-date arena run.

Tickets are available here and here.

Every ticket purchased will include a CD or digital copy of the new album via Fantasy Records that Taylor had been teasing about since November. The new collection features such chestnuts as “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Pennies From Heaven,” and “Ol’ Man River.”

Listen to the first track, “Teach Me Tonight”

American Standard Song List

My Blue Heaven (Walter Donaldson-George A. Whiting)
Moon River (Henry Mancini-Johnny Mercer)
Teach Me Tonight (Gene De Paul-Sammy Cahn)
As Easy As Rolling Off a Log (M.K. Jerome-Jack Scholl)
Almost Like Being in Love (Frederick Loewe-Alan Jay Lerner)
Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat (Frank Loesser)
The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael-Ned Washington)
You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught (Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II)
God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday-Arthur Herzog Jr.)
Pennies From Heaven (Arthur Johnston-Johnny Burke)
My Heart Stood Still (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart)
Ol’ Man River (Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II)
It’s Only a Paper Moon (Harold Arlen-Yip Hardburg-Billy Rose)
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II)

James Taylor 2020 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

The Canadian dates include special guest Bonnie Raitt
Apr 14 – Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Apr 15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Apr 17 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Apr 19 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Apr 21 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Apr 24 – Ottawa, ON – Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Center
Apr 25 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
Apr 27 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Apr 29 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
May 01 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
May 02 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
May 05 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre

The U.S. dates include special guest Jackson Browne
May 15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
May 16 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
May 18 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
May 22 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
May 24 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
May 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
May 27 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
May 28 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
May 29 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Jun 10 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jun 12 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Jun 13 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Center
Jun 15 – Dayton, OH – WSU Nutter Center
Jun 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Jun 18 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
Jun 19 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun 21 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin)
Jun 23 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center Coliseum
Jun 24 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
Jun 26 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Jun 27 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
Jun 29 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Center
Jun 30 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jul 04 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
Jul 07 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 08 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 10 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours

Watch Taylor talk about the new album

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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