James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt and Her Band have announced a Coast to Coast Canadian Tour which kicks off in Victoria, B.C. on Tuesday, April 14 and features a stop in Ottawa at Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, April, 24. Taylor and Raitt’s highly anticipated Coast to Coast Canadian Tour celebrates a decades-long friendship. Recent performances in the United States have earned rave reviews with The Minneapolis Star Tribune calling the show “an unforgettable evening.”
Tickets can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.ca, canadiantirecentre.com or the Canadian Tire Centre box office. The Canadian Tire Centre box office does not sell tickets in-person on the first day of sales, Ottawa Senators hockey excluded. Every ticket for James Taylor’s 2020 tour will include a CD copy or digital download of his forthcoming album, which will be released on Fantasy Records early next year.
As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. In 2015, Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in 13 years, which earned him his first ever No. 1 album. Taylor has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour. In December 2016, Taylor received the Kennedy Center Honors which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.
Taylor will also be releasing a one-of-a-kind music and storytelling experience entitled, Break Shot in early 2020 on Audible. Break Shot is Taylor’s first-ever spoken-word performance and is a deeply personal and authentic audio-only memoir featuring personal reflections on his childhood, family life and early days of his career. Music and songs will be woven throughout.
Bonnie Raitt is more than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter, she has become an institution in American music. Born to a musical family, the 10-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named as both one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. After 20 years as a cult favourite, she broke through to the top in the early 90s with her Grammy-award winning albums, Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured hits such as Something To Talk About and I Can’t Make You Love Me. Bonnie Raitt recently released her new album entitled, Dig In Deep. This release includes songs that continue to personify what it means for her to stay creative, adventurous and daring as she has over the course of a legendary career.
Please visit jamestaylor.com or bonnieraitt.com for more information.
JAMES TAYLOR & HIS ALL STAR BAND – COAST TO COAST CANADIAN TOUR DATES
*All dates, cities and venues below subject to change
April 14 – Victoria, B.C., Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
April 15 – Vancouver, Rogers Arena
April 17 – Edmonton, Rogers Place
April 19 – Calgary, Scotiabank Saddledome
April 21 – Winnipeg, Bell MTS Place
April 24 – Ottawa, Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
April 25 – London, Ont., Budweiser Gardens
April 27 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
April 29 – Montreal, Bell Centre
May 1 – Halifax, Scotiabank Centre
May 2 – Moncton, N.B., Avenir Centre
May 5 – St. John’s, Mile One Centre
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