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James Taylor and Carole King Announce Live Album and DVD, Add New Tour Dates

03/17/2010
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You now have more opportunities to witness the historic pairing of James Taylor and Carole King. The duo have added more dates to their mammoth Troubadour Reunion tour. If you can't make the show you'll be able to enjoy their historic 2007 Troubadour reunion shows on DVD and CD. Here is the official announcement followed by the latest tour dates:

In November of 1970, James Taylor and Carole King first performed together at the Troubadour on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Taylor had just released his debut album for the Beatles' newly-formed Apple Records and King was finding her way as a first-time solo performer even though by then she was a famous songwriter with a string of hits for other artists. When they returned to the club for a two-week co-headlining run in 1971, their lives were somewhat different. That summer Taylor's "Fire and Rain" was topping the charts and King's landmark Tapestry was on its way to making her a music superstar. Thirty-six years later, in November 2007, James Taylor, Carole King and members of their renowned original band "The Section" (featuring guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar and drummer Russell Kunkel) returned to the Troubadour for a three-night, six-show run to celebrate the venue's 50th anniversary. Those historic shows are documented in Live at the Troubadour, a special 2-disc CD/DVD available May 4th from Hear Music/Concord Music Group.

This remarkable recording, culled from these unforgettable string of shows, features 15 songs and 75 minutes of pristine video and audio, including stunning performances of the pair's most beloved hits such as Carole King's "So Far Away," "It's Too Late," and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?," as well as James Taylor's "Carolina in My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," and "Fire and Rain," to name just a few.

The return to the intimate Troubadour--the fertile ground that served as the unofficial home to a some of the era's defining musicians such as the Eagles, Elton John, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell--rekindled King's and Taylor's love for making music together. Variety enthused at the time, "Taylor and King reminded us about the intensity of the song, that the artistically-rich and commercially-viable are not mutually exclusive and how one tiny club continues to be a birthing room for some of this city's most memorable music." The experience was deeply felt by everyone - the musicians on stage, the fans in attendance, as well as the project's technical crew: audio producer Peter Asher (an instrumental figure throughout Taylor's career) and Emmy-winning video director, Martyn Atkins. Live at the Troubadour is captured in sterling 5.1 stereo and state-of-the-art high definition video.

In the album's liner notes, Taylor states: "The Troubadour in 1971 wasn't the beginning, but it was a big step into the light for both of us. When we reunited for the Troubadour's 50th Anniversary celebration in 2007, it felt like yesterday. It was, and still is, all about the music and the celebration of performing together." King adds, "What's even more remarkable is that James's and my musical connection and friendship continue to transcend time and place. Whenever we're together, there we are. I feel a tremendous gratitude to be able to share this experience with James, with this fine band, and most of all, with the fans."

This memorable event was also the inspiration for the recently-announced 60-concert "Troubadour Reunion" world tour that will kick off in Melbourne, Australia on March 26th and will travel to New Zealand and Japan before coming to North America starting in May. For the Troubadour Reunion tour, King and Taylor will once again be joined on stage by Kortchmar, Sklar and Kunkel. The tour has so far generated an overwhelming response exemplified by numerous sold-out shows including multiple nights at The Hollywood Bowl on May 13th, 14th and 15th, New York's Madison Square Garden on June 15th, 16th and 30th and Tanglewood on July 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Live at the Troubadour track listing:

1. Blossom (James Taylor)
2. So Far Away (Carole King)
3. Machine Gun Kelly (Danny Kortchmar)
4. Carolina in My Mind (James Taylor)
5. It's Too Late (Carole King - Toni Stern)
6. Smackwater Jack (Gerry Goffin - Carole King)
7. Something in the Way She Moves (James Taylor)
8. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Gerry Goffin - Carole King)
9. Country Road (James Taylor)
10. Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
11. Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
12. I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King)
13. You've Got a Friend (Carole King)
14. Up on the Roof (Gerry Goffin - Carole King)
15. You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor)

Here are the latest Dates according to Carole King's Website
Mar 26, 2010 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AUS
Mar 27, 2010 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AUS
Mar 29, 2010 Entertainment Centre Adelaide, AUS
Mar 31, 2010 Entertainment Centre Brisbane, AUS
Apr 1, 2010 Entertainment Centre Brisbane, AUS
Apr 3, 2010 Hope Estate Hunter Valley, AUS
Apr 5, 2010 Entertainment Centre Sydney, AUS
Apr 6, 2010 Entertainment Centre Sydney, AUS
Apr 8, 2010 Westpac Arena Christchurch, NZ
Apr 10, 2010 Vector Arena Auckland, NZ
Apr 14, 2010 Nippon Budokan Tokyo, JPN
Apr 16, 2010 Nippon Budokan Tokyo, JPN
Apr 17, 2010 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama, JPN
May 07, 2010 * Rose Garden Theatre Portland, OR
May 09, 2010 KeyArena Seattle, WA
May 11, 2010 HP Pavillion San Jose, CA
May 13, 2010 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
May 14, 2010 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
May 15, 2010 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
May 18, 2010 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
May 19, 2010 Jobing.com Arena Phoenix, AZ
May 21, 2010 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
May 22, 2010 Sommet Center Nashville, TN
May 24, 2010 AllState Arena Chicago, IL
May 25, 2010 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
May 27, 2010 The Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI
May 28, 2010 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
May 30, 2010 Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH
Jun 02, 2010 Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC
Jun 03, 2010 The Arena at Gwinnett Center Atlanta, GA
Jun 05, 2010 BankAtlantic Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jun 06, 2010 St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, FL
Jun 08, 2010 * Verizon Center Washington, D.C.
Jun 10, 2010 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
Jun 12, 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Jun 13, 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Jun 15, 2010 * Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Jun 16, 2010* Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Jun 19, 2010 TD Garden Boston, MA
Jun 20, 2010 TD Garden Boston, MA
Jun 22, 2010 Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
Jun 23, 2010 Verizon Center Washington, DC
Jun 25, 2010 Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Jun 26, 2010 Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 28, 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Wilkes-Barre, PA
Jun 30, 2010 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Jul 3, 2010 Tanglewood Lenox, MA
Jul 4, 2010 Tanglewood Lenox, MA
Jul 5, 2010 Tanglewood** Lenox, MA
Jul 7, 2010 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
Jul 9, 2010 United Center Chicago, IL
Jul 10, 2010 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
Jul 12, 2010 Sun Valley Center for the Arts Sun Valley, ID
Jul 14, 2010 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
Jul 15, 2010 Energy Solutions Arena Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 17, 2010 MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV
Jul 19, 2010 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
Jul 20, 2010 Honda Center Anaheim, CA

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