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James Taylor, Jackson Browne plan new summer show at DTE

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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It's still uncertain when concerts will be able to return to the metro area's major concert venues.

James Taylor and Jackson Browne are betting it will be by mid-summer.

The pair has announced new dates for their joint tour, originally slated to take place during the summer of 2020. It's now slated to begin July 29 in Chicago with the DTE Energy Music Theatre date -- originally June 13, 2020 and then June 12 of this year -- now set for Aug. 1. Tickets will be honored for the new date, with refunds available if necessary by contacting ticketoperations@olyent.com.

It's the first large-venue show to confirm a new area date for this summer, and an intent to take place, since COVID-19 vaccinations began being administered in Michigan. DTE, as well as the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill and Comerica Park, have a number of other shows scheduled or rescheduled for the summer -- starting with the Michigan Opera Theatre's "Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert" on May 15 at Meadow Brook -- that remain on the venues' active schedule.

Many questions remain unanswered, however. It's not certain what capacity restrictions will be in place: the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services currently allows up to 300 people at outdoor events, though the Detroit Tigers will be hosting 8,200 fans at Comerica Park, with a requirement to wear masks. Other pandemic protocols are likely to be in effect, but 313 Presents, which owns and operates DTE, has not yet specified what those will be.

Updates will be available via 313Presents.com.

In a joint statement, Taylor and Browne said that, "(We) want to thank all those who have graciously held onto their tickets; we appreciate your continued patience as we navigate these unchartered waters. We didn't want to have to cancel this tour that we've been waiting so long to perform together, so we've been working to get these dates rescheduled to a time period when the U.S. is reopened and safe to gather for a concert. Of course we will be keeping a close eye and abide with all health and safety protocols throughout each venue and state. We can't wait to get back on stage and see you out there soon."

Web Site: www.313Presents.com

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