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Taylor to play N.C. concerts for Obama

Posted October 15, 2008
Updated October 16, 2008

— Music legend James Taylor plans to play five concerts across North Carolina next week in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Taylor, a Chapel Hill native, will perform in Charlotte and Asheville on Sunday, in Chapel Hill on Monday and in Raleigh and Wilmington on Tuesday.

Recent polls have shown Obama and Republican candidate John McCain are in a dead heat in North Carolina.

The Charlotte concert will be held at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Ave., and doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The Asheville concert will be held at Martin Luther King Park, 50 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Chapel Hill concert will be held on Fetzer Field on the University of North Carolina campus, and doors will open at 5 p.m.

The Raleigh concert will be held at Moore Square downtown, and doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The Wilmington concert will be held at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, at Third and Park streets, and doors will open at 5 p.m.

For tickets to any of the concerts, call local Obama campaign offices.

A member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Taylor has sold about 40 million albums during his career and has won five Grammy awards.


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  • rick_slick Oct 16, 2008

    Wasn't born here, doesn't live here. Just another carpet bagging Yankee coming down here to try and tell us what to do. I've had it with all these clowns.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Oct 16, 2008

    James Taylor openly admits hard use of, shall we say, "controlled substances" during the 70's. That probably explains some of his odd lyrics.

    Also probably explains his support of Obama. ;)

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 16, 2008

    Come on JT. I can't believe you would want to involve yourself in a losing effort. For all you who believe Obama has the election locked up, there will be plenty of bars open Election Night for you to bury your sorrows. Or should I say a month after Election Night, as this election will be as tight as the GW Bush/Gore election. Polls don't tell the whole truth. Look at our last election when Gore had it locked up.

  • ContinuityMan Oct 16, 2008

    "I am sick of the Hollywood crowd thinking that we want or care about their political opinions."

    So true. Imagine politicians working as actors in major motion pictures. (shudder)

  • atc2 Oct 16, 2008

    That is enough of James Taylor. This guy has done nothing in decades! By the way North Carolina, he was born in New England, not even from this area.
    Another tree hugging far left radical maniac like Obama Hussein

  • ContinuityMan Oct 16, 2008

    ... Ain't it just like a Democrat
    To tax off my behind?
    Yes, I'm votin' for Obama a second time...

  • whiffleball Oct 16, 2008

    Meh. I didn't care for JT when he was popular.

  • Killian Oct 16, 2008

    Politics schmolitics. They're all criminals in one way or another.

    Where exactly is JT playing in Chapel Hill? I'd love to go see him for old times' sake.

  • tangerine Oct 16, 2008

    I am sick of the Hollywood crowd thinking that we want or care about their political opinions. Stick to what you do best.

  • paddie Oct 16, 2008