James Taylor brings Before This World tour to P.E.I.

Published on February 9, 2016

James Taylor

Islanders aren't seeing much Fire and Rain this morning -- more snow and wind -- but they'll have a chance to see the man who sings the song when James Taylor visits Prince Edward Island in May.

The five-time Grammy award winner has announced 15 Canadian dates to his upcoming North American tour, including a stop at Credit Union Place in Summerside on May 16.

The show will include material from his latest album Before This World, the legendary singer/songwriter's first album of new songs since 2002's platinum-selling October Road. Before This World was released in June of last year and scored Taylor his first ever No. 1 album on the Billboard Charts.

The album offers heartfelt reflections and insight from a life well lived such as the album's opening track "Today, Today, Today," which The Wall Street Journal described as "trademark Taylor: elegant, tuneful and just a little wry." Other album highlights include "Stretch of the Highway" and "Angels of Fenway," a song about the redemptive spirit of baseball, which Taylor debuted at Fenway Park in Boston.

The past 10 years have been full of extensive tour schedules and notable achievements for Taylor -- including his acclaimed One Man Band tour and concert performance film, which aired on PBS and was nominated for an Emmy Award, his successful Troubadour Reunion tour and Live at the Troubadour album with Carole King, two collections of cover songs Covers and Other Covers, a heartwarming Christmas album, James Taylor at Christmas and sold out tours across the US, Europe and the UK throughout 2014 and 2015.

Tickets for the Summerside show range from $101.00 - $131.80 (including tax and applicable surcharge) and will be available at the Credit Union Place box office, by calling 1-855-985-5000 and online at cupevents.ca, evenko.ca and livenation.com. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.