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James Taylor Announces 2024 Australian Tour

James Taylor and his band of experienced session musicians will be touring Australia in April 2024. The tour includes arena shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, an open-air gig at Perth’s Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and A Day on the Green events at wineries in Mount Cotton, the Hunter Valley and Bowral.

Taylor will celebrate his 76th birthday shortly before the tour commences. Next year will also mark the 50th anniversary of Taylor’s fifth album, Walking Man, which is regarded as one of the American singer-songwriter’s lesser releases. Recent setlists have focused on songs from 1970’s Sweet Baby James and 1968’s James Taylor, as well as highlights from throughout Taylor’s six-decade career.

James Taylor – ‘Country Road’

The aforementioned Sweet Baby James featured many of Taylor’s best-known and most cherished originals, such as ‘Country Road’ and ‘Fire and Rain’, while his self-titled debut album was home to ‘Carolina in My Mind’ and ‘Something in the Way She Moves’.

The 2024 tour comes more than seven years after Taylor’s most recent Australian tour, a theatre and winery jaunt in February 2017. Prior that visit, Taylor’s trips to Australia had been scarce. His recorded output has been similarly intermittent in recent decades, but in 2020 Taylor released his 20th album, American Standard.

James Taylor 2024 Australian Tour

  • Friday, 12th April – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA
  • Tuesday, 16th April – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne VIC
  • Friday, 19th April – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA
  • Tuesday, 23rd April – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney NSW
  • Sunday, 21st April – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD
  • Saturday, 27th April – Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW
  • Sunday, 28th April – Centennial Vineyards, Bowral NSW

Tickets on sale via Live Nation

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