New York, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2014
Ticket Down announces that the summer concert schedule for 2014 is already one that features many of the top names in music across all the genres including Katy Perry, Jason Aldean, One Republic and more, and it just got even better with the announcement that James Taylor would be hitting the road for a large tour this summer. Tickets for his concerts in Bangor, Memphis, North Little Rock and Oklahoma City go on sale to the general public Friday, March 14th.
Taylor at 65 years old is one of the most versatile artists in the business and is one of the most appreciated musicians of all time. His 2014 tour will take Taylor around the world beginning in the United States and concluding with two shows in London, England at the Royal Albert Hall.
Taylor released several singles in 1969 before finally catching his big break in the United States with "Fire and Rain". The song, which was released on Sweet Baby James, reached as high as the No. 3 spot on the American singles charts and No. 7 on the American adult contemporary charts. Since then, he has released dozens of singles, many of which charting in the top 10 in the States including "You’ve Got a Friend," which was his lone No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.
At this point in his career, Taylor has released 16 studio albums, many of which have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling at least one million copies. Among those records that have sold more than a million copies include "Sweet Baby James," "Mud Slide and the Blue Horizon," "JT, Flag," "Dad Loves His Work," "That’s Why I’m Here," "Never Die Young," "New Moon Shine," "Hourglass" and "October Road." His most recent release, "Covers," came out in 2008 and peaked at the No. 4 spot on the American albums chart.
Taylor was a 2000 inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has won five Grammy Awards in his career including "Best Pop Vocal Performance" twice, "Best Pop Album," "Best Male Pop Vocal Performance," and "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals," for his single with Alison Krauss, "How’s the World Treating You."
Taylor is one of the most popular folk, country and rock and roll artists in the history of music and will likely see many of these venues sell out quickly. Despite not having released any new albums in more than five years, his music is still relevant and popular with his diehard fans. Many of his most popular songs are still heard on the radio today and the younger generation are fast turning into James Taylor fans.
The Cross Insurance Center opened in September 2013, replacing the Bangor Auditorium which opened in 1955. The new arena will have a seating capacity of up to 8,500 people for concerts, and it features an attached 2,000-person convention center. The venue is located in close proximity to the Hollywood Casino Bangor. By the time Taylor makes his way to this venue for his concert on July 13, there would have been several other events held here, but it will certainly be packed to capacity for this show.
Chesapeake Energy Arena is located in downtown Okalahoma City. This venue is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA) and the Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL). This venue opened in 2002 and it was originally named the Ford Center. The seating capacity of this venue is slightly over 18,000 and there is no doubt every seat will be taken when James Taylor comes to town on Saturday, August 9th.
Verizon Arena is located across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock. It was originally called the Alltell Arena and its seating capacity is 18,000. It opened 15 years ago and it is considered to be Little Rock's prime venue for entertainment. It hosts sporting events, concerts, rodeos, trade shows, auto racing, professional wrestling and conventions. Every seat in the house will be filled when this legendary artist comes to town on Friday, August 8th.
James Taylor will be performing at the Mud Island Amphitheatre in Memphis, TN on Wednesday, August 6th. The Mud Island Amphitheatre in Memphis has seen countless concerts over the past 20 years. It can seat 5,000 in the open air amphitheatre. Back in 1992, James Taylor performed here during a storm and he stuck out his arm into the falling water and his fitting remark was, "Mud Island... ominous name, eh?" Concertgoers can find pit seats, lawn seats, VIP packages and more for Taylor's concert in Memphis.
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