Troubadour Reunion Tour

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Troubador Reunion Tour
TroubadourReunion.jpg
Tour by Carole King and James Taylor
Start date March 27, 2010
End date July 20, 2010
Legs 3
Shows 57

The Troubadour Reunion Tour was a 2010 international concert tour by Carole King and James Taylor. It celebrated the 40th anniversary of their first performance together at The Troubadour in November 1970, and was a continuation of their reunion at the Troubadour in November 2007.

History[edit]

The tour was announced on November 12, 2009. Over 50 dates were scheduled in Australia and New Zealand, Japan, and North America. The tour began on March 26, 2010 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The touring band included the original support band from The Troubadour: Danny Kortchmar (guitar), Leland Sklar (bass) and Russ Kunkel (drums). Other members were Robbie Kondor (keyboards, piano, organ, accordion, chromatic harmonica), Arnold McCuller (vocals), Kate Markowitz (vocals) and Andrea Zonn (vocals and fiddle).

Taylor performing "Sweet Baby James", with King on piano just as on the original recording and other of those band members as well, at a Madison Square Garden show in New York.

For secondary ticket sales, for the week of January 24, 2010, it was estimated to be the best selling ticket event in the world, beating out even the Super Bowl.[1] These ticket sales were based on sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange, the largest secondary ticket exchange in the world. This does not include primary ticket sellers such as Ticketmaster.

The North America leg of the tour incorporated a stage design that included intimate nightclub-style seating. The proceeds from these seats benefit various charities.[2]

The Oceania leg of the tour was promoted by Michael Coppel, who was also promoting Lady Gaga's The Monster Ball Tour at the same time. Lady Gaga attended one of the Troubadour Reunion concerts in Sydney.[3]

The final performance of the tour was on July 20, 2010 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In an interview with Carole King and James Taylor for Billboard Magazine, Taylor stated there will probably never be another Troubadour Reunion Tour. However, he mentioned that a European tour was possible.[4]

Tour dates[edit]

Australia and New Zealand[edit]

Date Venue City Country
March 26, 2010 Rod Laver Arena[5][6] Melbourne Australia
March 27, 2010
March 29, 2010 Adelaide Entertainment Centre[7] Adelaide
March 31, 2010 Brisbane Entertainment Centre[8] Brisbane
April 1, 2010
April 3, 2010 Hope Estate Hunter Region
April 5, 2010 Sydney Entertainment Centre[9][10] Sydney
April 6, 2010
April 8, 2010 Westpac Arena[11] Christchurch New Zealand
April 10, 2010 Vector Arena[12][13] Auckland

Asia[edit]

Date Venue City Country
April 14, 2010 Nippon Budokan[14][15] Tokyo Japan
April 16, 2010
April 17, 2010 Pacifico Yokohama Yokohama

North America[edit]

Date Venue City Country
May 7, 2010 Rose Garden Theatre[16] Portland, Oregon United States
May 9, 2010 KeyArena[17] Seattle
May 11, 2010 HP Pavilion at San Jose[18] San Jose, California
May 13, 2010 Hollywood Bowl[19] Los Angeles
May 14, 2010
May 15, 2010
May 18, 2010 Santa Barbara Bowl[20] Santa Barbara, California
May 19, 2010 Jobing.com Arena[21] Glendale, Arizona
May 21, 2010 Sprint Center[22] Kansas City, Missouri
May 22, 2010 Bridgestone Arena[23] Nashville, Tennessee
May 24, 2010 Allstate Arena[24][25] Rosemont, Illinois
May 25, 2010 Xcel Energy Center[26] Saint Paul, Minnesota
May 27, 2010 The Palace of Auburn Hills[27] Auburn Hills, Michigan
May 28, 2010 Air Canada Centre[28] Toronto Canada
May 30, 2010 Schottenstein Center[29] Columbus, Ohio United States
June 2, 2010 Time Warner Cable Arena[30] Charlotte, North Carolina
June 3, 2010 Arena at Gwinnett Center[31] Duluth, Georgia
June 5, 2010 BankAtlantic Center[32] Sunrise, Florida
June 6, 2010 St. Pete Times Forum[33] Tampa, Florida
June 8, 2010 Verizon Center[34] Washington, D.C.
June 10, 2010 Wachovia Center[35] Philadelphia
June 12, 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena[36] Uncasville, Connecticut
June 13, 2010
June 15, 2010 Madison Square Garden[37] New York City
June 16, 2010
June 19, 2010 TD Garden[38] Boston
June 20, 2010
June 22, 2010 Wachovia Center Philadelphia
June 23, 2010 Verizon Center Washington, D.C.
June 25, 2010 Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey
June 26, 2010 Mellon Arena[39] Pittsburgh
June 28, 2010 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
June 30, 2010 Madison Square Garden New York
July 3, 2010 Tanglewood[40] Lenox, Massachusetts
July 4, 2010
July 5, 2010
July 7, 2010 Quicken Loans Arena[41] Cleveland, Ohio
July 9, 2010 United Center Chicago
July 10, 2010 Scottrade Center[42] St. Louis, Missouri
July 12, 2010 Sun Valley Center for the Arts Sun Valley, Idaho
July 14, 2010 Pepsi Center[43][44] Denver, Colorado
July 15, 2010 EnergySolutions Arena[45] Salt Lake City, Utah
July 17, 2010 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
July 19, 2010 Oracle Arena Oakland, California
July 20, 2010 Honda Center[46][47] Anaheim, California

Box office score data[edit]

King performing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at Madison Square Garden to close out the first set.
Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross sales
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 17,394 / 22,192 (78%) $2,559,050
Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney 18,018 / 19,813 (91%) $2,462,600
Brisbane Entertainment Center Brisbane 15,535 / 19,104 (81%) $2,416,080
CBS Canterbury Arena Christchurch 4,283 / 4,643 (92%) $306,987
Rose Garden Theatre Portland 10,681 / 12,560 (85%) $918,160
KeyArena Seattle 14,532 / 14,793 (98%) $1,215,985
HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose 15,194 / 15,194 (100%) $1,036,809
Hollywood Bowl Hollywood 51,168 / 51,484 (99%) $3,512,071
Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara 4,542 / 4,542 (100%) $603,892
Jobing.com Arena Glendale 12,286 / 12,286 (100%) $992,621
Sprint Center Kansas City 13,825 / 13,825 (100%) $1,128,255
Bridgestone Arena Nashville 13,472 / 13,472 (100%) $1,094,460
Allstate Arena Rosemont 17,076 / 17,076 (100%) $1,231,730
Xcel Energy Center St. Paul 17,694 / 17,694 (100%) $1,382,880
The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 14,238 / 14,238 (100%) $1,078,955
Air Canada Centre Toronto 17,910 / 17,910 (100%) $1,574,240
Schottenstein Center Columbus 14,860 / 14,860 (100%) $1,250,982
Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte 13,177 / 16,926 (78%) $1,104,823
Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth 12,167 / 12,167 (100%) $1,004,955
BankAtlantic Center Sunrise 14,860 / 14,860 (100%) $1,221,470
St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 14,449 / 14,449 (100%) $1,176,905
Verizon Center Washington, DC 28,508 / 34,807 (82%) $2,681,632
Wachovia Center Philadelphia 31,209 / 34,325 (91%) $2,936,330
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville 15,616 / 15,685 (99%) $1,469,660
Madison Square Garden New York City 53,791 / 53,791 (100%) $5,808,204
TD Garden Boston 30,851 / 34,032 (91%) $3,052,520
Prudential Center Newark 14,184 / 16,870 (84%) $1,465,882
Mellon Arena Pittsburgh 14,302 / 14,302 (100%) $1,157,915
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Wilkes-Barre 8,340 / 8,954 (93%) $804,677
Tanglewood Lenox 54,340 / 54,648 (99%) $2,154,109
Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland 11,494 / 14,043 (82%) $998,004
United Center Chicago 13,993 / 13,993 (100%) $1,257,150
Scottrade Center St. Louis 11,271 / 11,271 (100%) $950,595
Pepsi Center Denver 10,613 / 14,022 (76%) $1,012,820
Energy Solutions Arena Salt Lake City 7,104 / 7,377 (96%) $563,319
MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 9,627 / 10,910 (88%) $996,245
Oracle Arena Oakland 9,892 / 9,892 (100%) $903,038
Honda Center Anaheim 12,793 / 17,279 (74%) $1,110,587

Set list[edit]

One typical set list for the tour has been:

Other songs played included "Honey Don't Leave L.A.", "Sweet Seasons", and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (as the first-set closer). The second or third song of the second set was a "fan request" slot, taken from a web poll for that show from a constrained list and alternating between King and Taylor. While in the beginning of the tour "The Loco-Motion" was the final song, in later concerts the final song was "You Can Close Your Eyes" and "The Loco-Motion" was not played.

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