James Taylor, Jackson Browne Announce New Dates for Rescheduled Tour Together, Beginning June 2021

by Emily Morgan

Folk icons James Taylor and Jackson Browne will hit the road together, just a little later than initially planned.

According to Rolling Stone, Taylor and Browne have announced new dates for the tour they originally planned for this summer. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were forced to reschedule. The musicians will kick things off on July 29th, 2021, at the United Center in Chicago. The tour will end on November 1st at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego. If you bought a ticket for the original date, it would still be honored for the new dates. 

“We want to thank all those who have graciously held onto their tickets.” They added, “We appreciate your continued patience as we navigate these unchartered waters,” both artists said in a joint statement. “We didn’t want to have to cancel this tour that we’ve been waiting so long to perform together. So we’ve been working to get these dates rescheduled to a time period when the U.S. is reopened and safe to gather for a concert.”

For the joint tour, Brown and Taylor will perform at a combination of large outdoor amphitheaters and indoor arenas. This hasn’t been done since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. 

While many are vying to get back to live concerts, it’s unsure if their shows will continue as planned. The joint tour is scheduled to kick off in July. 

“Of course we will be keeping a close eye and abide with all health and safety protocols throughout each venue and state,” they said. “We can’t wait to get back on stage and see you out there soon.”

Jackson Browne Eager to Get Back on the Road

Earlier in the year, the “Doctor My Eyes” singer contracted the virus. “My symptoms are really pretty mild. so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that,” he told Rolling Stone

“It’s important for us all to be pretty forthcoming about what we’re going through. Our experiences will be helpful for others to know. I don’t think my case is that important, but it might be helpful to know that some people don’t get this really bad.”

At the time, Browne revealed that he was quarantined at his Los Angeles home. In April, the singer-songwriter opened up about wanting to get back to performing. 

“I really miss contact with an audience,” he says. “I’ve done six or seven virtual shows. It’s good to know that this thing that we love, live music, is waiting for us, that it’s on the other side of this quarantine.”