Continuing a 40-plus-year career as a singer-songwriter and performer, James Taylor will stop in Fresno on his summer tour with his 11-piece all-star band.
Taylor will play Tuesday, July 12, at the Save Mart Center – one of just two California dates scheduled so far. He plays Saturday, June 18, in San Diego.
Tickets for the Fresno show cost $68-$88 and go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at the Save Mart Center box office, at select Save Mart supermarkets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Presale information is available through Taylor’s website, www.jamestaylor.com.
As a descriptor, the term singer-songwriter may have been coined for Taylor and his introspective acoustic guitar songs, which caught on in the 1970s. Hear: “Fire and Rain,” “Sweet Baby James.”
Since then, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, won five Grammy awards and earned induction into both the Rock and Roll Hall and the Songwriters halls of fame.
He’s also managed to remain relevant as a musician and performer. His 2010 “Troubadour” reunion tour with Carol King grossed $50.7 million and was one of the top 10 North American tours of the year (right behind Lady Gaga), according to the trade publication Pollstar. His 2014 solo tour ranked in the top 20. Taylor’s last album, “Before This World,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top 200 and was nominated for the best pop vocal album at the Grammy Awards last year.