Five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor is coming to St. John's in May.
evenko and Live Nation will present "An Evening With James Taylor and His All-Star Band" live at Mile One Centre in St. John's, May 20, as part of a North American tour, including 15 Canadian cities.
The shows will include material from his latest album "Before This World," the legendary singer/songwriter's first album of new songs since his platinum-selling "October Road" in 2002.
The album features 10 songs, nine of which are brand new James Taylor compositions. A news release says the album, produced by Grammy Award®-winner Dave O'Donnell, offers heartfelt reflections and insight from a life well-lived such as the album's opening track 'Today, Today, Today,' which The Wall Street Journal described as 'trademark Taylor: elegant, tuneful and just a little wry.'"
Other album highlights include "Stretch of the Highway" and "Angels of Fenway," a song about the redemptive spirit of baseball, which Taylor debuted at Fenway Park in Boston.
On "Before This World," Taylor continues to explore many of the themes that have absorbed him throughout his career. "My sort of self-expression and the autobiographical aspect of my work is a thru-line that links all my albums together," he said. "I think I have grown musically, and I think people can hear it in what I played in '68, and you can hear it in what I'm singing about now. It is ongoing, it's still me, but it's still evolving."
Taylor's Atlantic Canada shows are scheduled for:
May 15 – Harbour Station – Saint John, N.B.;
May 16 – Credit Union Place – Summerside, P.E.I.;
May 17 - Scotiabank Centre - Halifax, N.S.;
May 20 – Mile One Centre – St. John’s;
Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.
Tickets for the St. John’s show range from $97.25 – 134.00 (including tax and applicable surcharge) and will be available at the Mile One Centre box office, by calling (709) 576-7657 and online at mileonecentre.com, evenko.ca and livenation.com.
The shows are reserved seating and open to all ages. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and shows start at 8:30 p.m.
An album trailer is online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfwf14gIsNk
James Taylor - Before This World:
Amazon - Super Deluxe Edition: http://smarturl.it/BeforeThsWorldSprDlx
Listen to "Today Today Today" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zrqM85B5ik
Listen to "Today Today Today" on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TodaySptfy