Monday, December 6, 2010

James Taylor Announces Tour Dates; Coming To DeVos Performance Hall

Starting February 26, 2011, James Taylor will be kicking off a series of unforgettable and intimate shows across America with special guest Ben Taylor. Ten days later, Taylor & Band perform on the DeVos Performance Hall stage in Grand Rapids on March 8th at 7:30PM.

Joining Taylor for the first time ever will be special guest, singer/songwriter, Ben Taylor. Taylor is going back on the road to embark on a whole other kind of adventure. This is your chance to see James Taylor in an intimate theater setting with very special guest, his son Ben Taylor!

Tickets are $45, $75 and $99.50. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10AM and can be purchased at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or order online at Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster outlets, including D&W Stores and select Family Fare locations.

Over the course of his long career, James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for a catalog running from 1970's Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning efforts Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). Taylor's first Greatest Hits album earned him the RIAA's elite Diamond Award, given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the United States. As a recording and touring artist, James set a precedent for solo singer/songwriters and blazed a path to which countless numbers of earnest young musicians have since aspired. His warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music and his guitar playing has established its own standard.

James Taylor is one of the few artists to ever have a US Billboard Top 10 album in each of the last five decades from 1970’s “Sweet Baby James” to 2010’s “Carole King/James Taylor: Live at the Troubadour.” Taylor’s musical contributions have earned him a place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as a place on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of “The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”