James Taylor made a triumphant hometown return to perform at the first game of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 23 in Boston at Fenway Park. The five-time Grammy winner delighted Boston fans by giving a pre-game performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Billboard reports on Oct. 23 that news about the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's big appearance was not revealed by the iconic singer-songwriter until just prior to Tuesday's game via a Twitter update. The “You Got a Friend” hitmaker has headlined concerts at the historic ballpark on a number of occasions and last performed the “The Star-Spangled Banner” along with “America the Beautiful” at Game 2 of the 2013 World Series.
In the video footage, the hometown receives a warm welcome from as he steps out to home plate to perform. Taylor begins his heartfelt rendition acapella and adds tasteful acoustic guitar ornamentation during the performance, which can be viewed above.
The multi-platinum seller recently announced a 2019 U.S. winter tour with fellow multi-Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt, which kicks off Feb. 5 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena and will wrap up March 2 in Providence, RI, at Dunkin Donuts Center. The legendary folk-rocker will follow with a first-ever Sin City residency, which takes place between April 17 through May 11 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Grab your James Taylor tickets at AXS.
JT will make his final live appearance of 2018 on Nov. 11 in Tacoma, Washington, at Tacoma Dome as part of Joe Walsh's second annual VetsAid Festival. For all the latest details on James Taylor, click here.