James Taylor and Jackson Browne have 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.
During a recent chat with PBS, James Taylor spoke candidly on how he handles his music and career today: “Life for me is pretty realized. The blanks are filled in. I know who I love, I know who my family is, I know who my musical community is that I work with. I have friends who do this also, who basically say — 'Y'know, I don't think I'm that motivated by it anymore. I'm not that interested in having people's attention, or, y'know, having them focus on me.' But I seem to be endlessly interested in it and I like my audience, too. What I seem to feel more as time goes by is grateful.”
Jackson Browne, a member of both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame, was asked about what, if any, price a songwriter pays by writing songs that go deeper than romance and relationships: “Y'know, nobody wants to be scolded, or lectured, or preached to. So, it's a challenge to write songs that engage people, that challenge them to look inside themselves and examine their own feelings. The question I'm asked again, and again, and again is whether or not writing songs that have a political aspect or that have a social conscience has damaged my career. Because it's sort of a given, it's an assumption that most people make that if you go around talking about these things that you make people uncomfortable, people don't wanna hear it — and that you can't really change anything, and those who try are somewhat self-deluded.”
RESCHEDULED: 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
Jackson Browne On The Type Of Songwriter He Is :
James Taylor On His Audience :