James Taylor is hitting the road this summer for his 2014 tour, making stops in arenas, amphitheaters and open-air venues in North America and overseas.
The 66 year old singer-songwriter is just as warm and funny as he was in his early career and his voice is just as clear and smooth. Since embarking on his tour, fans have fallen in love with Taylor all over again.
Taylor’s show is not like other explosive summer tours. Rather, the singer-songwriter prefers a more intimate setting, spending most of the show perched up on a stool playing fan-favorites from his 40+ year career. He shares the stories behind the songs he wrote and interacts with the audience in a way that only James Taylor could.
The tour features no opening acts. Instead, Taylor will play two sets with an intermission in between. Taylor takes time at the beginning and end of the intermission to sign autographs for fans. Between the two sets, Taylor will spend at least three hours performing on stage.
While his warm personality charms the crowd, it’s his performances that fans are there to see. Taylor has been opening his first set with “Something in the Way She Moves” and closing with “Wild Mountain Thyme.” Although he varies his songs, fans can expect to hear “Fire and Rain,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” Carolina in My Mind,” “Mexico” and “How Sweet It Is.”
James Taylor’s career took off in 1970 when he released his famous hit “Fire and Rain,” which peaked at No. 3 on the charts. His first No. 1 hit “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” solidified his career and he would go on to becoming one of the best-selling and most-awarded singer-songwriters of all time. Although Taylor’s career was troubled during the 1980s and 1990s, he made a tremendous comeback with some of his newest albums becoming some of his best-selling.