James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt Push Canadian Run To Fall 2021


James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt have rescheduled their 2020 Canadian tour dates for next year. The pair's 2021 12-date arena run is now scheduled to kick off on September 12th in St. John’s, NL at Mile One Centre and wrap on October 2nd at Vancouver's Rogers Arena.

Back in May, James Taylor and Jackson Browne rescheduled their postponed 2020 joint sates, pushing the arena trek to the spring of 2021. As it stands now, the 27-city run will now kick off on May 14th, 2021 in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center and wrap on July 10th, 2021 at Wantagh, New York's Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.

Although James Taylor is rated among the top composers of the singer-songwriter era, he credits his vocal and guitar styles for much of his success: “If you listen to the original of 'Handy Man,' or 'Up On The Roof,' or 'Everyday,' and then listen to my version of it, the arrangement gets redone. I have a vocal style that tends to lay the thing back a little bit in many cases. The other thing is that I have this sort of vocabulary on guitar — kind of preferred chord changes, and I'll play these songs over years going back to when I was a teenager.”

Bonnie Raitt told us that all of the musicians she likes tend to share something in common: “For me, the artists that appeal to me the most have that kind of nexus of soul music, and country, and roots, and, y'know, you can't really categorize the Band or Little Feat. Y'know, there's certain kinds of Americana music, I suppose, that I really am knocked out by. And people say 'What are you looking for?' I don't really know — but when I hear it, I recognize it.”

RESCHEDULED: James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt 2021 tour dates (subject to change):

September 12 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre
September 15 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
September 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
September 18 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
September 19 – Ottawa, ON – Richcraft Live at the Canadian Tire Center
September 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
September 23 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
September 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
September 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
September 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
October 1 – Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
October 2 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

James Taylor & Jackson Browne 2021 tour dates (subject to change):

May 14 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
May 15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
May 17 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
May 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
May 21 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
May 23 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
May 24 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
May 26 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
May 28 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
May 29 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
June 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
June 11 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
June 12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Center
June 14 – Dayton, OH – WSU Nutter Center
June 15 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
June 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
June 23 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center Coliseum
June 25 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
June 26 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
June 28 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
June 29 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Center
July 1 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
July 2 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 4 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood (James Taylor only)
July 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 9 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 10 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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