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James Taylor sets May 30 show at Moda Center

by: COURTESY OF JAMES O'MARA - James Taylor will bring his all-star band to the Moda Center on May 30 as one of eight new shows added to his 2014 tour.Soft rocker James Taylor brings his 2014 all-star band tour to Portland in late May.

Taylor’s official website, www.Jamestaylor.com, announced Friday that the singer/guitar player would perform May 30 at Portland’s Moda Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Taylor, a baby boomer troubadour, has sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career, which began in 1968 when he was signed by The Beatles’ Apple Records. In 1970, Taylor released “Sweet Baby James,” an album that included his Top Ten hit “Fire and Rain.”

In the past couple of years, Taylor has been working on a new album. He also performed at President Barack Obama’s inauguration and hosted a private concert for families of shooting victims in Newtown, Conn.

The Moda Center concert is one of eight new shows announced for the 2014 tour, which includes performances in Seattle, Wichita, Phoenix, Denmark, Ireland and the London. The tour lasts through early October.