Jackson Browne replaces Bonnie Raitt as opening act for James Taylor in Vancouver

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      Vancouver fans of legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne got some good news today .

      Vancouver fans of legendary singer-songwriter and slide-guitar specialist Bonnie Raitt not so much.

      Live Nation has just announced that Browne will take the place of Raitt as opening act for the upcoming James Taylor concert in Vancouver.

      The concert has been rescheduled to May 12, 2022, and will take place at Rogers Arena. (Taylor and Browne will also perform May 11 at Victoria's Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.)

      “Last year was a time of great disruption and general upheaval for all of us," reads a statement from Taylor issued today. "My plans for a coast-to-coast concert tour of Canada with my dear friend, Bonnie Raitt, were seriously sidetracked. Our rescheduled dates for this September were likewise denied. But we’ve been determined to follow through; to make the tour happen and, come hell or high water, we’re setting our sights on this coming Spring of ‘22. The one wrinkle is that Bonnie will be unable to join us for the newly rescheduled dates.

      "Happily, Jackson Browne and I have been touring together this Summer and Fall and he has agreed to come to Canada with me. We’ve been delighted with the response from our audiences on this current tour of the States and I’m hoping that those of you who have been holding onto tickets for the Canadian concerts will be pleased with the surprise change in the bill. Of course some of you may have had your hearts set on seeing Bonnie and would like to receive a refund due to the change. This we will cheerfully and expeditiously accommodate. But I dare say that the rest of you will not be disappointed. See you all this Spring.”

      Note: previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date, and those unable to attend the rescheduled date should reach out to their point of purchase for info on refunds.

      For more info on James Taylor's Vancouver show go here.