One of the US’ most celebrated singer-songwriters will be making a triumphant return to the Queen Mary 2 this summer, five years after he first played the iconic ocean liner.
Cunard confirmed yesterday (July 9th) that James Taylor will be performing twice on the cruise ship’s upcoming transatlantic crossing, which departs New York on August 27th and lands in Southampton eight days later.
Taylor, the winner of multiple Grammy awards and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, rose to fame in the 70s on the back of songs like You’ve Got a Friend and Fire and Rain – commonly considered to be some of the greatest hits of all time.
He first played the Queen Mary 2 in 2009 to standing room only audiences. For the two concerts this summer, he will play the cruise ship’s resplendent Royal Court Theatre.
The booking marks the tenth anniversary of the vessel, which made its maiden voyage from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale in 2004.
“Our guests will be thrilled to enjoy this intimate concert experience with a music icon, which will make this milestone crossing that much more memorable,” commented David Dingle, chief executive of Cunard.
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