BOSTON, MA (June 10, 2022) -- The Boston Red Sox and Live Nation New England are thrilled to welcome legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band back to Lansdowne Street! The GRAMMY Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will round out the extraordinary grand opening celebration of the new MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston by officially opening the venue with two historic performances on August 29 and August 30.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale on Friday, June 17 at 10 am. at Ticketmaster.com.
“James’ connection to the Red Sox, Fenway Park, and the broader Fenway Sports Group family has been a constant, and there is no one better suited to the task of debuting our new state-of-the-art venue,” said Red Sox President Sam Kennedy. “We didn’t only seek him out for his talent, accomplishment, and appeal, but as a Bostonian who, like us, understands the power a venue can have on people and communities. We can’t wait to have James perform at the MGM Music Hall, a place we hope will stand for something greater than brick and mortar in the music world.”
As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 50 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. In addition to multiple Grammy awards, Taylor has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony. In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In December 2016 Taylor received the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.
In 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. In early 2020 Taylor released his audio-only Audible Original titled Break Shot, a deeply personal and authentic memoir detailing his first 21 years. He also released his newest album, American Standard, his 19th studio album, which earned Taylor the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and gave him the honor of being the first artist to have a Billboard Top 10 album in each of the past six decades. James recently wrapped a tour with Jackson Browne and his band that saw them on the road together throughout the US and coast to coast across Canada. James will continue touring this summer in the US and will head overseas for an extensive tour in Europe this fall across twelve countries.
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