James Taylor & Jackson Browne Tag 17 New Cities Onto 2021 Run


James Taylor and Jackson Browne have just tagged 17 new cities onto their current North American trek, stretching the jaunt all the way to the middle of December. The new string of shows takes in stops in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and New York.

James Taylor explained that as opposed to other types of artists, by the nature of how he works, he's revealing himself pretty much every time out: ["Y'know, I'm sort of self-assembled, or self-concocted out of what surrounded me, when. . .  as I was coming up and what music I heard. And I think that that's part of it. But in a case such as mine, where I play guitar and I write tunes and I sing them too, you get a lot of the person involved. Particularly, the kind of, y'know, the autobiographical self. . .  we'll self-centered, actually kind of work that I do. So, in my case, what I'm doing largely is just communicating my inner self as much as possible."] SOUNDCUE (:36 OC: . . . much as possible)

Jackson Browne told us that the composers that grew out of Southern California's early-'70s singer-songwriter era were a melting pot for all that came before them: ["We were the product of a love of music and really a kind of genesis of popular song. I mean, we were the direct recipients of the Beatles and Bob Dylan — and the (Rolling) Stones. And this country's rediscovering of its folk music and blues, and the personal stories and the music that was made by the people who built this country."] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . built this country)

UPDATED: James Taylor / Jackson Browne tour dates (subject to change):

August 19 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
August 21 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 24     Saratoga, NY     Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Center
August 27 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
August 28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
October 16 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
October 17 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
October 19 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
October 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
October 23 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
October 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
October 27 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
October 29 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
October 30 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
November 1 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
November 10 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center     
November 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena     
November 13 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena     
November 14 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
November 16 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
November 19 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
November 20 – Norfolk, VA – Scope Arena
November 29 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
November 30 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
December 2 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
December 4 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
December 5 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
December 7 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
December 8 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
December 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
December 11 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
December 13 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center

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