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James Taylor Announces Two New Zealand Shows

James Taylor Announces Two New Zealand Shows

Thursday 20th October, 2016 10:38AM

Influential American singer-songwriter James Taylor is returning to New Zealand for the first time in seven years. The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee will bringing his All Star band for the two February dates, which come on the heels of his 17th studio album Before This World that was released last year. Here are the details for his upcoming shows...

James Taylor and his All Star Band

Saturday 4th February, Vector Arena, Auckland
Sunday 5th February, Church Road Winery, Napier

Here's the video for Angels Of Fenway, lifted from Before This World....


& His All-Star Band
Live In Concert

Iconic singer-songwriter JAMES TAYLOR today announced he will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years for two very special performances.

With a career spanning nearly 50 years 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 for the once-in-a-lifetime Troubadour Reunion tour - kicking off the world tour in Melbourne in 2010 – going on to become one of the most successful concert tours of the decade. The Australasian leg was marked by sold out shows and rave reviews.

In the summer of 2015 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.

Next February over Waitangi weekend, James Taylor and his All Star Band return to perform at Vector Arena in Auckland and Church Road Winery in Napier.

Tickets go on sale midday Friday, October 28.

Spark customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing 11am Tuesday, October 25 until 11am Thursday, October 27.

For complete tour and ticketing details, visit:


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