James Taylor is kicking his spring tour up a notch. The iconic folk singer-songwriter recently revealed more than a dozen new concerts for the...

James Taylor is kicking his spring tour up a notch. The iconic folk singer-songwriter recently revealed more than a dozen new concerts for the upcoming April-to-May trek.

The seasonal tour leg kicks off April 22 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. A total of 16 concerts are booked through the new end-date of May 26 at the Bob Carr Centre in Orlando, FL.

Other recently added concerts include Aril 23 at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX; April 29 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR; May 11at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD; and May 21 at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

Presales for the fresh dates began yesterday, February 7, through Taylor’s official Web site. Public ticket sales start this Friday, February 11, and most tickets are priced from $65 to $85, according to Ticketmaster.com.

Taylor’s 2011 calendar features a mix of events, from his upcoming winter tour with son Ben Taylor to couple of special concert series. The father-son outing begins February 26 in Tulsa, OK, and ends April 2 in Toledo, OH.

His special 2011 concerts come in the form of a four-part concert series at Carnegie Hall, and his regular summer series on the stages of the Tanglewood estate in Lenox, MA. The Carnegie Hall concerts are set for April 12 and 22, and May 6 and 9. The Tanglewood series begins June 30 at the estate’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, followed by July 1, 3 and 4 concerts at the outdoor Koussevitzky Music Shed.

In addition to his 2011 efforts, Taylor also spent much of 2010 on the road for the successful Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King. The co-bill, which also included a three-night stand at Tanglewood, sold well and frequently appeared on TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings through spring and summer.

James Taylor – Spring 2011 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

April 12, 20 New York, NY Carnegie Hall +
April 22 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 23 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall *
April 26 Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall *
April 27 Dallas, TX The Music Hall At Fair Park *
April 29 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena *
April 30 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
May 6, 9 New York, NY Carnegie Hall +
May 11 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre *
May 13 Charleston, WV Charleston Municipal Auditorium *
May 14 Erie, PA Warner Theatre *
May 17 Buffalo, NY Kleinhans Music Hall *
May 18 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino
May 20 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre *
May 21 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center *
May 23 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Auditorium *
May 24 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall *
May 26 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre *
June 30 Lenox, MA Seiji Ozawa Hall #
July 1, 3-4 Lenox, MA Koussevitzky Music Shed #

* new dates
+ Carnegie Hall series
# Tanglewood series