American singer-songwriter James Taylor will be performing live in Singapore on 21 February 2016 (Tuesday) at The Star Theatre. Tickets from S$98 will be available from SISTIC on 21 October 2016 10am onwards.
Tickets are priced at S$98, S$188, S$228, S$268 while VIP Box Seats are available at S$288. James Taylor and his all-star band are brought in by Live Nation Lushington.
As a recording and touring artist, Taylor has set a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. His warm baritone is among the most recognized voices in popular music and his distinctive style of guitar-playing has been enormously influential. He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career, beginning in 1968 when he was signed to The Beatles’ Apple Records. In 1971, Taylor was featured on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era. His voice has been a constant in a changing world for his first generation of fans and their children.
Taylor’s 1970 breakthrough album Sweet Baby James went triple-platinum and spawned his first top 10 hit, “Fire and Rain.” The following year another million-seller, Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon with the No. 1 single “You’ve Got a Friend” written by his longtime friend Carole King, won a Grammy Award in 1971 for Best Pop Male Vocal.
In 1972, Taylor scored another gold album with One Man Dog which features Grammy Award winning hit “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”, followed up in 1973 with Walking Man. The album Gorilla (1975) included two more major chart entries: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Mexico.” Following his final Warner Brothers recording, In the Pocket, Taylor moved on to Columbia Records and released a string of critically praised and commercially successful albums: JT, his 1977 double-platinum Columbia debut which won him a Grammy for the song “Handy Man”; Flag (1979); Dad Loves His Work (1981); That’s Why I’m Here (1985); Never Die Young (1988); New Moon Shine (1991); the double-disc Live album (1993); Hourglass (1998), garnering Taylor his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Album; and October Road (2002)—all certified platinum.
Last summer, 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.
Taylor will be the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in December of this year. The Honors are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.