James Taylor tickets are on sale to see the Grammy Award-winning folk singer as he continues to tour even as he enters his 60s. In 2012 he is taking an extended tour of Europe (especially Italy) before heading home to close the summer with concert dates in the United States. TheSeats has James Taylor concert tickets to visit the venues of all these tour dates.
James Taylor has been a road warrior the last few years for the pure sake of playing live for his audience's delight. He has not released a new album in two years, and that one was a live album. Instead, he has been rewarding the goodwill he was granted since his comeback at the turn of the century. This time Taylor is spending most of the spring and summer in Europe. First, with a month-long tour of Italy in March, then with an April and May traveling through the rest of continental Europe.
He will return to the United States. James Taylor has a tour schedule that brings him back across the Atlantic Ocean from June to July, 2012. He begins his domestic concert schedule on June 20th in Pittsburgh and ends it on July 23 in Denver. This is quite an impressive tour for James Taylor and for his millions of fans.
James Taylor has become one of the most recognizable voices of his generation with his soft folk rock. His life has been a rocky road despite his mellow lyrics and calming guitar.
Taylor's musical career began after he found folk music while attending Milton Academy. James dropped out of school and formed a band with his brother called the Corsayers, which promptly failed and led to depression. After checking himself into a hospital and graduating from high school through the Arlington School, he again tried to start a band. This time he and childhood friend Danny Kortchmar moved to New York and formed the Flying Machines with Joel O'Brien.
The move to New York ended in a record deal, but no real success. Taylor discovered heroin while striving for success, beginning a habit that would haunt him throughout the Ô70s and early Ô80s. After rehab he returned as a solo artist signing to Apple Records. Again his signing did not result in commercial success, despite the support of classic producers and George Harrison and Paul McCartney on tracks on his first self-titled album. Again his music career was halted, but this time a motor cycle accident that broke both his hands.
After recovering, James Taylor returned no Warner Bros Records with his breakout second album, Sweet Baby James. "Fire and Rain" became his first of many hit singles. His second album, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon, was released to critical and commercial success and featured his only number one single, "You've Got a Friend". The third album released by Taylor failed to perform very well, but his first greatest hits album went platinum eleven times and returned him to top act status.
Drug problems and heavy touring created a rift with his first wife, Carly Simon, which ended their marriage and almost drove James Taylor to retirement. After receiving an overwhelming ovation while closing the Rock in Rio festival, he changed his mind. He followed up his legendary performance with six hit studio albums in 12 years, including the Grammy Award winning Hourglass in 1997.
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