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James Taylor And His All-Star Band In Concert


Wed 15 Feb 2017, 7:30pm

Where: Royal Theatre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages


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Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor and His All-Star Band have announced an additional show to the upcoming tour at Canberra’s Royal Theatre on Wednesday February 15.

James Taylor is making a welcome return to Australia, touring here for the first time in seven years, and for only the third time in the last 20 years. This new show marks the first time that Taylor will have performed in Canberra.

With a career spanning nearly 5 decades since first signing to The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968, James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms, resonating with people all over the world, while his warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music.

His songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations and from all walks of life; Fire and Rain, Country Road, Something in the Way She Moves, Sweet Baby James, Carolina In My Mind and many more. In 1971 James scored his first #1 single with You’ve Got a Friend, written by long time friend Carole King and earning him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal.

James reunited with Carole King for the once-in-a-lifetime Troubadour Reunion tour – kicking off the world tour in Melbourne in 2010 – with the pairing going on to become one of the most successful concert tours of the decade. The sold out Australian leg met rave reviews.

In the summer of 2015 James Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Recorded at his home studio The Barn, in Washington, MA, Before This World explores many of the themes that have absorbed Taylor throughout his career.

Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards, with his Greatest Hits album earning him the prestigious Diamond Award given for sales in excess of ten million units in the USA.

In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement. In 2011, Taylor was honoured with a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which consisted of four concert evenings presented by Carnegie Hall and featuring Taylor and personally selected musical guests. In 2012, he was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. Both medals are their Nation’s highest honours for artistic excellence recognizing “outstanding achievements and support of the arts.” In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honour.

On December 5 of this year Taylor was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. The Honors are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.

Tickets for the Canberra show will go on sale at 11am this Monday, December 19. Tickets for all other concerts are on sale now.

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