Boston, MA (November 28, 2016) - Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star band announced today performances at four iconic ballparks this summer. Taylor returns to Boston's Fenway Park (August 11), and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (July 17) and will add first time appearances at National's Park in Washington, DC (July 14) and AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA (July 29). Each concert date will feature Taylor's special guest, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt and her band.
Tickets for Fenway Park (www.RedSox.com/JamesTaylor) and Wrigley Field and go on sale on Friday, December 2. Tickets for Nationals Park go on sale on Friday, December 9. Tickets for AT&T Park go on sale on Saturday, December 10.
Taylor's shows at some of the nation's biggest ballparks have been a home run for fans and critics alike. This summer will mark Taylor's third consecutive year at Boston's Fenway Park, since his first sold-out show in August of 2015. For Taylor, who was born in Boston and now lives in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the concerts at Fenway Park are a special homecoming. Fenway is also where Taylor debuted his video for "Angles of Fenway," an ode to the redemptive spirit of baseball and a song featured on his album Before This World, which debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200.
Taylor will also return to Wrigley Field in Chicago where he made his first appearance last summer to a sold-out crowd. The Chicago Tribune commented that "the iconic singer-songwriter proceeded to turn the Friendly Confines into a cozy setting in which the stage doubled as the world's largest front porch." Taylor will also add shows this summer for the first time at Nationals Park in Washington, DC and AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA.
Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the world-renowned artist has sold more than 100 million albums since he was first signed by The Beatles to their Apple Records label, and he has earned 40 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum awards. His Greatest Hits album alone sold more than 10 million copies. For more than forty years, Taylor has been a musical compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy, and letting his listeners know that they are not alone. Taylor will also receive The 2016 Kennedy Center Honor on December 4th.
At Fenway Park, Taylor has been the selection of the Red Sox and Major League Baseball to perform the national anthem during the World Series in 2004, 2007, and 2013.