James Taylor & His All-Star Band
Church Road Winery, Hawke’s Bay
Sunday February 5
Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years for a very special performance at Church Road winery.
With a career spanning nearly 50 years since first signing to The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968, James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms, resonating with people all over the world, while his warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music.
His songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations and from all walks of life; Fire and Rain, Country Road, Something in the Way She Moves, Sweet Baby James, Carolina In My Mind and many more. In 1971 James scored his first #1 single with You’ve Got a Friend, written by long time friend Carole King and earning him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal.
James reunited with Carole for the once-in-a-lifetime Troubadour Reunion tour – kicking off the world tour in Melbourne in 2010 – going on to become one of the most successful concert tours of the decade. The Australasian leg was marked by sold out shows and rave reviews.
In the summer of 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Recorded at his home studio The Barn, in Washington, MA, Before This World explores many of the themes that have absorbed Taylor throughout his career.
Next February over Waitangi weekend, James Taylor and his All Star Band return to perform at Church Road Winery in Napier.
Tickets go on sale midday Friday, October 28.
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For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.co.nz