Legendary singer songwriter James Taylor recently revealed details for his forthcoming album Before This World, his first album of new material since 2002’s October Road. The ten-song collection was recorded in the songwriter’s own home studio with many of his longtime band members and features nine Taylor originals, plus a cover of the traditional folk song “Wild Mountain Thyme.”
The album is available for pre-order in multiple formats, including 2-disc CD/DVD special edition featuring a 30-minute film documenting the album’s recording process. A “super deluxe” edition comes with a hardbound book and bonus tracks.
In addition to the album announcement, Taylor revealed an extensive summer tour, including a 4th of July show and a Fenway date (8/6) with Bonnie Raitt. Taylor will perform much of his new material 0ver the course of the tour.
Before This World hits shelves June 16. Check out tour dates and the trailer for Before This World below.
2015 U.S. Tour Dates:
07/02/15 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
07/04/15 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
07/07/15 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Center
07/09/15 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Arena
07/11/15 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
07/12/15 – Canadaigua, NY @ CMAC
07/14/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
07/15/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Kliptsch Music Center
07/17/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend
07/28/15 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson Boiling Arena
07/29/15 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
07/31/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Coliseum
08/01/15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata
08/03/15 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Center
08/04/15 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills, Tennis Stadium
08/06/15 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park