James Taylor Tickets for Sale
James Taylor has released an album called Live at the Troubadour a couple of years ago. The album went gold and drew attention to the fact James Taylor was in fact a modern day troubadour, albeit a very well-known one. OnlineSeats has the James Taylor tickets for the latest tour schedule, which take him from Europe to the United States in 2012.
The tour picks up on March 6, 2012 in Napoli, Italy at the Teatro Augusteo and continues with an extended tour of Italy that lasts until March 30, 2012. James Taylor will play a total of 15 concerts in just over three weeks. Taylor takes a brief break until April 21st, when he begins touring Europe again. This time he will cover more ground, reaching as far north as Norway, as far west as Germany, and east to Spain.
James Taylor tour dates do not end after this last European date on May 18th at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland. Rather, he takes another month break before arriving in Pittsburgh on June 20, 2012 to play the Peterson Events Center. He will continue touring North America until July 23rd, for the last concert date at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.
James Taylor tickets will be available for the first time in a long time as he dips into a bit of a nostalgic groove and takes to the road with Carole King on the Troubadour Reunion Tour. The tour named, for the venue he and King played in Los Angeles in 1970, will take the two folk legends through North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
James Taylor is an American singer-songwriter, originally from Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where his father was a medical professor at the University of North Carolina. His family summered on Martha's Vineyard. Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but he found his audience in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs.
Taylor's career is quite impressive, especially when considering his lifelong struggles with mental health and drug addiction. James began playing folk music in high school and showed promise, but also spent time in a psychiatric hospital. He managed to earn his diploma while in the asylum and began a band immediately after leaving the hospital. The band, the Flying Machines, garnered enough interest to sign a record deal, but the band proved unable to become a commercial success and the group disbanded.
James Taylor signed with Apple Records as a solo artist and he released an eponymous debut album in 1968. As the album struggled Taylor developed an addiction to heroin. He returned back to the United States, checked into rehab and left a musician who drew incredible interest from the record companies.
Taylor signed to Warner Brothers Records and moved to California, keeping Peter Asher as his manager and record producer. His second album, Sweet Baby James, was a massive success, buoyed by the single "Fire and Rain", a song about his experience in an asylum and the suicide of a friend. The success of this single and the album piqued interest in Taylor's first album, James Taylor, bringing it and the single "Carolina on My Mind" back onto the charts.
Taylor worked with Dennis Wilson (of the Beach Boys) on a film, Two-Lane Blacktop but this was unsuccessful at the time. 1971 saw the release of Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, another hit album. He won a Grammy Award for his version of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend".
In 1972 Taylor returned with One Man Dog and married Carly Simon, another singer-songwriter. His next album, 1974's Walking Man, was a disappointment but the following one, Gorilla, was a success, partially because of a successful single, a cover version of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)". This was followed by In the Pocket in 1976, and then a Greatest Hits album that included some rerecordings of Apple Records-era material. It became a huge hit and remains Taylor's best-selling album.
After collaborating with Art Garfunkel and briefly working on Broadway, Taylor took a two-year break, reappearing in 1979 with Flag. The album was a success, though there were no hit singles from it. Taylor also performed at the No Nukes concert in Madison Square Garden, then appeared on the album and film from the concert.
In the last two decades Taylor has toured regularly, and the pace of his studio recordings has slowed down. His two albums of original material from the 1990s were notably successful: his thirteenth album, New Moon Shine, went platinum in 1991, and he won the coveted Grammy for Best Pop Album in 1998 for Hourglass.
Unlike many other artists of his era, Taylor has maintained both a solid career and a reputation that has only been enhanced over time: Many of the new wave of country performers and singer-songwriters in fact claim him as a major songwriting inspiration. A distinguished artist whose eventful life has been uniquely documented in his own work, James Taylor deserves every bit of the respect he is accorded.