Timothy White; Nels IsraelsonJames Taylor will be joined by special guest Jackson Browne at a pair of concerts next summer that will take place at famous baseball stadiums — Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park. The Chicago show is scheduled for June 30, while the Boston performance will be held on August 3.

Taylor has never performed at Wrigley Field before, but he has had a long association with Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was born in Boston and is a longtime Red Sox fan. He sang the national anthem at World Series games at the stadium in 2004, 2007 and 2013, and played a full concert there this past August. In addition, Taylor’s latest album, Before This World, has an homage to the Red Sox and the sport of baseball called “Angels of Fenway.”

Part of the proceeds from the Fenway Park concert will benefit the Action for Boston Community Development organization.

The shows also are the first two confirmed concerts of Taylor’s 2016 tour. Tickets for the Boston and Chicago gigs will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 20, at 10 a.m. local time, respectively, at RedSox.com and Cubs.com/JamesTaylor or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS1-800-THE-CUBS FREE. Pre-sale tickets also will be available starting this Tuesday, November 17, via JamesTaylor.com.

In other news, just a reminder that Taylor will appear on an episode of the Audience TV network series Guitar Center Sessions that premieres Friday, November 13, at 9 p.m. ET. He also will be featured on the next episode of the PBS series Austin City Limits, which debuts Saturday, November 14; check you local listings for air times in your area.

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