CAROLE KING AND JAMES TAYLOR ANNOUNCE TROUBADOUR REUNION WORLD TOUR
Hollywood Bowl Tickets Go On Sale November 23 With N. American and European Dates To Be Announced
Iconic musicians Carole
King and James
Taylor announced today that they will embark on a Troubadour Reunion world tour. The world tour will
kick off in Melbourne, Australia on March 27 and will then travel to New Zealand and Japan before coming to North
America and Europe. This once-in-a-lifetime event brings together two of the most beloved singer/songwriters for
a rare concert experience. The set list will include a breadth of material including songs King and Taylor performed
during their 1970 debut show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, which helped propel them both to the world stage.
Tickets for dates in Australia, New Zealand, and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles go on-sale November 23.
Tickets for dates in Japan go on sale December 12. Additional dates in North America and Europe will be announced
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The idea for the Troubadour Reunion tour came together in 2007 after Taylor and King performed at the famed Los
Angeles venue for the first time since 1970 to celebrate the Troubadour's 50th Anniversary. The shows sold out
immediately and garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The Los Angeles Times noted "the sense
of occasion [and] weight of history in the evening" and Variety said "Taylor and King reminded us about the
intensity of song, that the artistically-rich and commercially-viable are not mutually exclusive and how one tiny club
continues to be a birthing room for some of this city's most memorable music."
Now fans outside of Los Angeles will be able to experience what was created on that magical evening in 2007.
Nearly four decades after helping define the singer-songwriter movement, King and Taylor will tour together with
their original band mates: guitarist Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, drummer Russ Kunkel, and
bassist Lee Sklar, famous in their own right as The Section.
"When James and I first played together in the early seventies, we connected immediately, both musically and
personally, with an effortless, comfortable familiarity," says Carole King. "After we reunited in 2007 with Danny
Kortchmar, Lee Sklar, and Russ Kunkel, the original band from our early Troubadour shows, none of us wanted the
fun to stop. We can't wait to bring our Troubadour Reunion tour to Australia."
"This tour, our Troubadour Reunion, has been waiting to happen for a long time and the years seem to have
vanished, where does the time go?" asks Taylor. "When we reunited for the Troubadour's 50th Anniversary
celebration, it felt like yesterday. It was and still is all about the music and the songs that we get to perform
James Taylor and Carole King Tour Dates
03/14/10 Sun Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
03/27/10 Sat Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AU
03/31/10 Wed Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, AU
04/03/10 Sat Hope Estate Winery Hunter Valley, AU
04/06/10 Tue Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney, AU
04/10/10 Sat Vector Arena Auckland, NZ
04/14/10 Wed Budokan Hall Tokyo, JP
04/16/10 Fri Budokan Hall Tokyo, JP
Carole King performed with James Taylor at the Troubadour in November 1970. This historic show marked King's
debut as a solo artist after penning 22 Top 40 hits for artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to The Monkees, while
Taylor was supporting his self-titled Apple Records release featuring classics such as "Carolina In My Mind" and
"Something In The Way She Moves." Both have since become multi-platinum-selling artists, Grammy winners, and
members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 1971, King gave us the landmark Tapestry. The album received a Diamond Award from the RIAA for
sales of more than 10 million units in the U.S., with more than 25 million units sold worldwide. King was the first
woman to win four Grammy Awards in one year (Best Album, Best Song, Best Record, and Best Vocal Performance in
1972), a feat unsurpassed for more than 25 years, and was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1973. In
1987, King and Gerry Goffin were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and honored with their Lifetime
Achievement Award in 1988. Goffin and King were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and
were honored by The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2004 with the Grammy Trustees' Award.
To date, more than 400 Carole King compositions have been recorded by more than 1000 artists, resulting in 100
hit singles - many reaching #1. She is arguably the most successful and revered female songwriters in pop music
history. Carole King has released 25 solo albums, the most recent being The Living Room Tour double-live
CD on her own Rockingale Records label. The companion DVD, entitled Welcome to My Living Room, is now
Over the course of his career, James Taylor has sold more than 40 million albums, and won more than 40 gold,
platinum and multi-platinum awards as well as five Grammy Awards. Taylor's first Greatest Hits album also
earned him the RIAA's elite Diamond Award. In 2000, Taylor was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In February 2006, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences named
Taylor its MUSICARES Person of the Year. Taylor's 2007 CD/DVD One Man Band was nominated for an
Emmy and his most recent album, Covers, was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2008. He most
recently released Other Covers in April 2009.