SiriusXM To Present James Taylor Live At The Apollo Theater
May 12, 2015 at 11:46 AM (PT)
SIRIUSXM will present a special, invitation-only JAMES TAYLOR concert at HARLEM's legendary APOLLO THEATER for subscribers on TUESDAYK, JUNE 16th at 8p (ET). TAYLOR announced the show this morning on the satellite network's HOWARD STERN SHOW.
TAYLOR will perform songs from his 40-plus year career as well as music from his new album "Before This World," which is scheduled for release TUESDAY, JUNE 16th. The concert will air live nationwide on SIRIUSXM’s limited-run JAMES TAYLOR CHANNEL.
SIRIUSXM’s JAMES TAYLOR CHANNEL will feature music from the singer-songwriter’s entire catalog, including all 17 of his studio albums — from his early albums like "Sweet Baby James" to his biggest-selling album "JT" as well as his "Covers" album and his soon-to-be-released "Before This World." TAYLOR will discuss his career as well as the recording of his first album of new material in 13 years. The channel will also feature classic JAMES TAYLOR concert performances.
JAMES TAYLOR CHANNEL will launch on FRIDAY, MAY 22nd at 6p (ET) and will air through SUNDAY, JUNE 21st, via satellite on channel 17, and through the SIRIUSXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
“We are very proud to present a live performance by JAMES TAYLOR at the famed APOLLO for our subscribers. JAMES TAYLOR was the singer-songwriter for a generation who continues to be avid fans of his work today,” said SIRIUSXM Pres./Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN. “JAMES TAYLOR’s body of work, songwriting, and even his activism through the years is a vivid reminder of his artistry and brilliance. It will be another special night for us at the APOLLO, and a one-of-a-kind event with JAMES TAYLOR and his fans.”
The special performance will also be made available on inactive SIRIUSXM radios as part of its free listening preview program, which will begin MAY 19th and run through JUNE 1st. Qualified subscribers will have the opportunity to win tickets to the event through dedicated listener emails as well as various call-in promotions.
Beginning MAY 20th, SIRIUSXM subscribers since before APRIL 21st can also enter for the chance to win a trip to NEW YORK and tickets to the concert. One grand prize winner will receive a trip for two, Including round-trip airfare, two nights’ hotel stay, a pair of tickets to the exclusive concert and the opportunity to meet JAMES TAYLOR Details are at www.siriusxm.com/JamesTaylor.
TAYLOR will also sit down for a Q&A session at the SIRIUSXM studios in NEW YORK as part of the SIRIUSXM “Town Hall” series. The Q&A session will feature TAYLOR discussing his new album with a select group of listeners. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with JAMES TAYLOR” will air on his exclusive SIRIUSXM channel, on FRIDAY, JUNE 19th at 5p (ET).