James Taylor Announces More Dates With Jackson Browne

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James Taylor has announced the rescheduled dates of his 2022 Canadian tour. He’ll be joined by special guest Jackson Browne, with whom he toured in 2021. Bonnie Raitt was the original choice for the Canadian dates when they were scheduled for 2020. But the pandemic caused the run to be delayed twice. Now, Raitt has a scheduling conflict and thus needed to bow out. See all of Taylor’s 2022 dates below.

Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all new concert dates and fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets. Refunds are available for those that can’t attend the new dates.

After a year’s delay, the first leg of Taylor’s U.S. tour with Browne began July 29 and continued through August. It resumed on October 16. Taylor recently announced date changes for his 2022 European tour. (Tickets are available here.)

During Browne’s set, his host has been joining him on stage to perform “The Pretender.” When Taylor performs, Browne has returned to the stage to play “Take it Easy.”

Watch Browne and Taylor perform two favorites during the 2021 tour

Taylor had originally announced the postponement of the 2020 concerts on April 3, 2020, “due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Covid-19.” The tour, his first with Browne, was first 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. Browne’s new studio album was released on July 23, 2021.

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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.”

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.

Watch Taylor introduce his singers as they perform “Carolina in My Mind” on Aug. 1, 2021

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 2020 collection features such chestnuts as “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Pennies From Heaven,” and “Ol’ Man River.”

James Taylor 2022 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Canadian dates with special guest Jackson Browne
Apr 21 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre
Apr 24 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
Apr 25 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
Apr 27 – Ottawa, ON – Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Center
Apr 28 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
Apr 30 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
May 01 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
May 05 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
May 07 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
May 09 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
May 11 – Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
May 12 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Jul 04 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood (Taylor and his band)

Sep 20 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau de la Musica Catalana
Sep 21 – Madrid, Spain – Auditorio Nacional
Sep 26 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
Sep 28 – Stuttgart, Germany – Beethovensaale
Sep 29 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
Oct 02 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Oct 03 – Brussels, Belgium – Palais Des Beaux Arts
Oct 05 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
Oct 07 – Glasgow, U.K. – SEC Armadillo
Oct 08 – Leeds, U.K. – First Direct Arena
Oct 10 – London, U.K. – Eventim Apollo
Oct 11 – London, U.K. – Eventim Apollo
Oct 13 – Brighton, U.K. – Brighton Centre
Oct 14 – Birmingham, U.K. – Resorts World Arena
Oct 17 – Manchester, U.K. – 02 Apollo
Oct 28 – Milan, Italy – Teatro degli Arcimboldi
Oct 30 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Parco Della Musica
Oct 31 – Florence, Italy – Teatro Verdi
Nov 02 – Bassano del Grappa, Italy – Palabassano 2
Nov 03 – Turin, Italy – Teatro Colosseo
Nov 07 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
Nov 08 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
Nov 10 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
Nov 11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Queen Elisabeth Hall
Nov 13 – Randers, Denmark – Vaerket
Nov 15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
Nov 17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Opera House
Nov 20 – Hamburg, Germany – Zeltphilharmonie

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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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