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James Taylor & Jackson Browne coming to DTE Energy Music Theatre this summer

Posted: 9:36 AM, Jan 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-23 18:47:43-05
James Taylor

(WXYZ) — legendary singer and songwriter James Taylor is coming back to the Motor City this summer.

Taylor, who releases his new album "American Standard" in February, will play DTE Energy Music Theatre on Saturday, June 13 with Jackson Browne.

Tickets start at $38.50 on the lawn and go on sale Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.

His new album is the 19th studio album and his first since 2015's "Before This World," his first No. 1 album.

“I’ve always had songs I grew up with that I remember really well, that were part of the family record collection - and I had a sense of how to approach, so it was a natural to put American Standard together,” explains Taylor. “I know most of these songs from the original cast recordings of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, including My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Carousel, Showboat and others.” He adds, “In terms of how they were performed and recorded before, we paid attention to the chords and melody, but we were interested in doing something new, and in bringing something new to it, we’ve reinterpreted the songs, that’s what makes it worth doing.”