James Taylor Gets Italian Groove Flowing
Over the next year Italians will be seeing quite a bit of James Taylor. The renowned singer-songwriter along with his band will be performing in 13 different locations across Italy next spring.
James Taylor’s Italian tour will launch March 6 at Teatro Augusteo in Naples and wrap up on March 20 at Accademia Della Conciliazione in Rome. Additional performances include shows on March 8 in Catania, March 10 in Lucca, March 12 in Cagliari, March 14 in Brescia, March 16 in Milan, March 19 in Orino, March 20 in Bologna, March 22 in Ancona, March 24 in Padova, March 25 in Como and March 29 in Genoa.
Presale tickets are now available at JamesTaylor.com. Seat assignments are done on the basis of first-come, first-serve.
James Taylor first achieved breakthrough success in 1970 with “Fire and Rain,” his No. 3 hit single and “You’ve Got a Friend,” his No. 1 hit from 1971. Taylor’s “Greatest Hits” album released in 1976 has been certified Diamond by the RIAA with sales of over 12 million copies in the US. Over the decades Taylor has maintained a large audience, which has included a big resurgence in the latter 1990s and into the 2000s. In March 2010 Taylor toured with Carole King on their Troubadour Reunion Tour. President Barack Obama awarded James Taylor with a National Medal of Arts in March 2011 to recognize his support and outstanding achievements in the arts.