We told you about the historic Carole King and James Taylor Troubadour Reunion tour last month, but since then quite a few dates have been added. Here is the announcement with the additional dates: This once-in-a-lifetime event marks a rare concert experience bringing two of the most beloved singer-songwriters on tour together - intimate and in the round - for the first time in four decades. North American dates begin on May 7 in Portland, OR, and extend through July 5th in Lenox, Ma.
The tour will travel to major venues and cities nationwide including Madison Square Garden in New York and a three-night stand at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The idea for the tour was conceived after a series of six performances Taylor and King gave at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in 2007 to celebrate the famed venue's 50th Anniversary. The shows sold out immediately and garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
Joining King and Taylor on tour will be their original bandmates guitarist Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, drummer Russ Kunkel and bassist Lee Sklar, famous in their own right as "The Section." Also joining The Section will be: Rudy Guess, Robbie Kondor, Arnold McCuller, Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn.
King and Taylor's historic performance together at the Troubadour in November 1970 heralded King's transition to solo stage performer, after penning 22 Top 40 hits for artists ranging from Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman" to the Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday", while Taylor was supporting his self-titled Apple Records release featuring classics such as "Carolina In My Mind" and "Something In The Way She Moves." Both have since become multi-platinum-selling artists, GRAMMY winners, and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The tour opens March 26 in Melbourne, Australia and winds through New Zealand and Japan before returning stateside in May.
May 07 - Portland, Or -Rose Garden Theatre
May 09 - Seattle, Wa - Keyarena
May 11 - San Jose, Ca - Hp Pavilion
May 13 - Los Angeles, Ca - Hollywood Bowl
May 14 - Los Angeles, Ca - Hollywood Bowl
May 15 - Los Angeles, Ca - Hollywood Bowl
May 19 - Phoenix, Az - Jobing.Com Arena
May 21 - Kansas City, Mo - Sprint Center
May 22 - Nashville, Tn - Sommet Center
May 24 - Chicago, Il - Allstate Arena
May 25 - St. Paul, Mn - Xcel Energy Center
May 27 - Detroit, Mi - The Palace Of Auburn Hills
May 28 - Toronto, On Air Canada Centre
May 30 - Columbus, Oh Schottenstein Center
Jun 02 - Charlotte, Nc Time Warner Cable Arena
Jun 03 - Atlanta, Ga The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Jun 05 - Ft. Lauderdale, Fl Bankatlantic Center
Jun 06 - Tampa, Fl St. Pete Times Forum
Jun 08 - Washington, Dc Verizon Center
Jun 10 - Philadelphia, Pa Wachovia Center
Jun 12 - Uncasville, Ct Mohegan Sun Casino
Jun 13 - Uncasville, Ct Mohegan Sun Casino
Jun 15 - New York, Ny Madison Square Garden
Jun 16 - New York, Ny Madison Square Garden
Jun 19 - Boston, Ma Td Garden
Jun 20 - Boston, Ma Td Garden
Jul 03 - Lenox, Ma Tanglewood
Jul 04 - Lenox, Ma Tanglewood
Jul 05 - Lenox, Ma Tanglewood