|Tour by Carole King and James Taylor|
|Associated album||Live at the Troubadour|
|Start date||March 27, 2010|
|End date||July 20, 2010|
|No. of 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.
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).
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.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.
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.
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.
|Australia and New Zealand|
|March 26, 2010||Melbourne||Australia||Rod Laver Arena|
|March 27, 2010|
|March 29, 2010||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|March 31, 2010||Brisbane||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|April 1, 2010|
|April 3, 2010||Hunter Region||Hope Estate|
|April 5, 2010||Sydney||Sydney Entertainment Centre|
|April 6, 2010|
|April 8, 2010||Christchurch||New Zealand||Westpac Arena|
|April 10, 2010||Auckland||Vector Arena|
|April 14, 2010||Tokyo||Japan||Nippon Budokan|
|April 16, 2010|
|April 17, 2010||Yokohama||Pacifico Yokohama|
|May 7, 2010||Portland||United States||Rose Garden Theatre|
|May 9, 2010||Seattle||KeyArena|
|May 11, 2010||San Jose||HP Pavilion at San Jose|
|May 13, 2010||Los Angeles||Hollywood Bowl|
|May 14, 2010|
|May 15, 2010|
|May 18, 2010||Santa Barbara||Santa Barbara Bowl|
|May 19, 2010||Glendale||Jobing.com Arena|
|May 21, 2010||Kansas City||Sprint Center|
|May 22, 2010||Nashville||Bridgestone Arena|
|May 24, 2010||Rosemont||Allstate Arena|
|May 25, 2010||Saint Paul||Xcel Energy Center|
|May 27, 2010||Auburn Hills||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|May 28, 2010||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
|May 30, 2010||Columbus||United States||Schottenstein Center|
|June 2, 2010||Charlotte||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|June 3, 2010||Duluth||Arena at Gwinnett Center|
|June 5, 2010||Sunrise||BankAtlantic Center|
|June 6, 2010||Tampa||St. Pete Times Forum|
|June 8, 2010||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center|
|June 10, 2010||Philadelphia||Wachovia Center|
|June 12, 2010||Uncasville||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|June 13, 2010|
|June 15, 2010||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|June 16, 2010|
|June 19, 2010||Boston||TD Garden|
|June 20, 2010|
|June 22, 2010||Philadelphia||Wachovia Center|
|June 23, 2010||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center|
|June 25, 2010||Newark||Prudential Center|
|June 26, 2010||Pittsburgh||Mellon Arena|
|June 28, 2010||Wilkes-Barre||Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza|
|June 30, 2010||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|July 3, 2010||Lenox||Tanglewood|
|July 4, 2010|
|July 5, 2010|
|July 7, 2010||Cleveland||Quicken Loans Arena|
|July 9, 2010||Chicago||United Center|
|July 10, 2010||St. Louis||Scottrade Center|
|July 12, 2010||Sun Valley||Sun Valley Center for the Arts|
|July 14, 2010||Denver||Pepsi Center|
|July 15, 2010||Salt Lake City||EnergySolutions Arena|
|July 17, 2010||Las Vegas||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|July 19, 2010||Oakland||Oracle Arena|
|July 20, 2010||Anaheim||Honda Center|
|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||Saint 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|
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.
(Typicially played right after Crying in the Rain, sometimes displacing Mexico)
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