& HIS ALL-STAR BAND IN CONCERT
Live Nation Lushington is proud to announce the triumphant return of prolific American singer-songwriter JAMES TAYLOR, performing live in Singapore on 21 February (Tuesday) at The Star Theatre. James Taylor will perform with his All-Star Band featuring Michael Landau (electric guitars), Jimmy Johnson (electric bass/MD), Luis Conte (percussion), Walt Fowler (horns, electric keyboard), Lou Marini (horns), Jim Cox (piano), Steve Gadd (drums), Kate Markowitz (vocals), Arnold McCuller (vocals). Andrea Zonn (vocals and fiddle).
James Taylor's music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. For more than forty years Taylor has been a compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy, and letting his listeners know that they are not alone.
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. His voice has been a constant in a changing world for his first generation of fans and their children.
Taylor's songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life: "Fire and Rain," "You've Got a Friend," "Country Road," "Something in the Way She Moves," "Mexico," "Shower the People," "Your Smiling Face," "Carolina In My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "You Can Close Your Eyes," "Caroline I See You," and many more. He has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards and five Grammy Awards for a catalog that runs from James Taylor (1968) and Sweet Baby James (1970) to Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). His first Greatest Hits album earned the Recording Industry Association of America's elite Diamond Award, given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the United States. For his artistic accomplishments, Taylor was honored with the 1998 Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest accolade, bestowed for distinguished creative achievement.
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.
In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement. In 2012, he was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. Both medals are their Nation's highest honors for artistic excellence recognizing "outstanding achievements and support of the arts." In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civilian honor.
Most recently it was announced that 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.
Seated S$98, S$188, S$228, S$268
VIP Box Seated S$288
(+$4 booking fee applies)