Troubadour Reunion Tour

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Troubador Reunion Tour
Tour by Carole King and James Taylor
Associated album Live at the Troubadour
Start dateMarch 27, 2010
End dateJuly 20, 2010
No. of shows57

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.



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. Sweet Baby James JT CK 2010.jpg
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

Australia and New Zealand
March 26, 2010 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena [5] [6]
March 27, 2010
March 29, 2010 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre [7]
March 31, 2010 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre [8]
April 1, 2010
April 3, 2010 Hunter Region Hope Estate
April 5, 2010 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre [9] [10]
April 6, 2010
April 8, 2010 Christchurch New Zealand Westpac Arena [11]
April 10, 2010 Auckland Vector Arena [12] [13]
April 14, 2010 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan [14] [15]
April 16, 2010
April 17, 2010 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama
North America
May 7, 2010 Portland United States Rose Garden Theatre [16]
May 9, 2010 Seattle KeyArena [17]
May 11, 2010 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose [18]
May 13, 2010 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl [19]
May 14, 2010
May 15, 2010
May 18, 2010 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl [20]
May 19, 2010 Glendale Arena [21]
May 21, 2010 Kansas City Sprint Center [22]
May 22, 2010 Nashville Bridgestone Arena [23]
May 24, 2010 Rosemont Allstate Arena [24] [25]
May 25, 2010 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center [26]
May 27, 2010 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills [27]
May 28, 2010 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre [28]
May 30, 2010 Columbus United States Schottenstein Center [29]
June 2, 2010 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena [30]
June 3, 2010 Duluth Arena at Gwinnett Center [31]
June 5, 2010 Sunrise BankAtlantic Center [32]
June 6, 2010 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum [33]
June 8, 2010 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center [34]
June 10, 2010 Philadelphia Wachovia Center [35]
June 12, 2010 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena [36]
June 13, 2010
June 15, 2010 New York City Madison Square Garden [37]
June 16, 2010
June 19, 2010 Boston TD Garden [38]
June 20, 2010
June 22, 2010PhiladelphiaWachovia Center
June 23, 2010Washington, D.C.Verizon Center
June 25, 2010 Newark Prudential Center
June 26, 2010 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena [39]
June 28, 2010 Wilkes-Barre Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
June 30, 2010New York CityMadison Square Garden
July 3, 2010 Lenox Tanglewood [40]
July 4, 2010
July 5, 2010
July 7, 2010 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena [41]
July 9, 2010 Chicago United Center
July 10, 2010 St. Louis Scottrade Center [42]
July 12, 2010 Sun Valley Sun Valley Center for the Arts
July 14, 2010 Denver Pepsi Center [43] [44]
July 15, 2010 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena [45]
July 17, 2010 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 19, 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
July 20, 2010 Anaheim Honda Center [46] [47]

Box office score data

King performing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at Madison Square Garden to close out the first set. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 2010 CK.jpg
King performing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at Madison Square Garden to close out the first set.
VenueCityTickets sold / AvailableGross sales
Rod Laver ArenaMelbourne17,394 / 22,192 (78%)$2,559,050
Sydney Entertainment CentreSydney18,018 / 19,813 (91%)$2,462,600
Brisbane Entertainment CenterBrisbane15,535 / 19,104 (81%)$2,416,080
CBS Canterbury ArenaChristchurch4,283 / 4,643 (92%)$306,987
Rose Garden TheatrePortland10,681 / 12,560 (85%)$918,160
KeyArenaSeattle14,532 / 14,793 (98%)$1,215,985
HP Pavilion at San JoseSan Jose15,194 / 15,194 (100%)$1,036,809
Hollywood BowlHollywood51,168 / 51,484 (99%)$3,512,071
Santa Barbara BowlSanta Barbara4,542 / 4,542 (100%)$603,892 ArenaGlendale12,286 / 12,286 (100%)$992,621
Sprint CenterKansas City13,825 / 13,825 (100%)$1,128,255
Bridgestone ArenaNashville13,472 / 13,472 (100%)$1,094,460
Allstate ArenaRosemont17,076 / 17,076 (100%)$1,231,730
Xcel Energy CenterSaint Paul17,694 / 17,694 (100%)$1,382,880
The Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills14,238 / 14,238 (100%)$1,078,955
Air Canada CentreToronto17,910 / 17,910 (100%)$1,574,240
Schottenstein CenterColumbus14,860 / 14,860 (100%)$1,250,982
Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte13,177 / 16,926 (78%)$1,104,823
Arena at Gwinnett CenterDuluth12,167 / 12,167 (100%)$1,004,955
BankAtlantic CenterSunrise14,860 / 14,860 (100%)$1,221,470
St. Pete Times ForumTampa14,449 / 14,449 (100%)$1,176,905
Verizon CenterWashington, DC28,508 / 34,807 (82%)$2,681,632
Wachovia CenterPhiladelphia31,209 / 34,325 (91%)$2,936,330
Mohegan Sun ArenaUncasville15,616 / 15,685 (99%)$1,469,660
Madison Square GardenNew York City53,791 / 53,791 (100%)$5,808,204
TD GardenBoston30,851 / 34,032 (91%)$3,052,520
Prudential CenterNewark14,184 / 16,870 (84%)$1,465,882
Mellon ArenaPittsburgh14,302 / 14,302 (100%)$1,157,915
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey PlazaWilkes-Barre8,340 / 8,954 (93%)$804,677
TanglewoodLenox54,340 / 54,648 (99%)$2,154,109
Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland11,494 / 14,043 (82%)$998,004
United CenterChicago13,993 / 13,993 (100%)$1,257,150
Scottrade CenterSt. Louis11,271 / 11,271 (100%)$950,595
Pepsi CenterDenver10,613 / 14,022 (76%)$1,012,820
Energy Solutions ArenaSalt Lake City7,104 / 7,377 (96%)$563,319
MGM Grand Garden ArenaLas Vegas9,627 / 10,910 (88%)$996,245
Oracle ArenaOakland9,892 / 9,892 (100%)$903,038
Honda CenterAnaheim12,793 / 17,279 (74%)$1,110,587

Set list

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.

Second Set Requests

(Typicially played right after Crying in the Rain, sometimes displacing Mexico)

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