Leeds date for James Taylor and special guest

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LEGendary singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy award winner, James Taylor & His All-Star Band, has teamed up with Bonnie Raitt to announce a Leeds concert.

Taylor and Raitt are long-time friends and had a highly acclaimed US tour last year that played to sold-out crowds.

They are continuing another run of dates in the US this summer before heading across the pond for the first time touring together in the UK, including a date at the First Direct Arena on July 12.

Over the course of his celebrated songwriting and performing career, James 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 2015, Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album. He has won multiple Grammy awards and 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.

Bonnie Raitt is more than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, she has become an institution in American music. Born to a musical family, the ten-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named as both one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Ticket prices are: £75 (Platinum)/£65 and £50 and are available from www.ticketline.co.uk / 0844 888 9991 or direct from the First Direct Arena.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 16, at 9am.