James Taylor to play two NZ shows

Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor today announced he will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years for two very special performances.   
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 recognised 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.

James Taylor 

Saturday February 4th: Vector Arena, Auckland

Sunday February 5th: Church Road Winery, Napier

All ticket information via LiveNation

Fan Club pre-sale: 11am October 24 until 7am October 25

Spark pre-sale: 11am October 25 until 11am October 27

Tickets go on sale midday Friday, October 28.
Spark customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing 11am Tuesday, October 25 until 11am Thursday, October 27.