Carole King will do a tour this summer in The U.S.A. for the first time in more than ten years. She was inspired by the intimacy and simplicity of the shows she did earlier this year in support of Presidential candidate John Kerry. "I realized I could do the same thing in larger venues and still have people feel like they're in my living room," explained King. Her enthusiasm was evident as she added, "The idea of bringing a show back to basics really appeals to me."
7/15 Auditorium Theater - Chicago, IL
7/16 Tower City Ampitheater - Cleveland, OH
7/18 Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
7/20 Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center - Gilford, NH
7/21 Tower Theater - Upper Darby, PA
7/22 Cape Cod Melody Tent - Hyannis, MA
7/24 Westbury Music Fair - Westbury, NY
7/25 Fleet Pavilion Boston, MA
7/27 Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT
7/30 Chastain Park - Atlanta, GA
7/31 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
8/1 Mizner Amphitheatre - Boca Raton, FL
8/3 Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL
8/4 Wolftrap - Vienna VA.
8/6 Pier 62/63 - Seattle, WA
In addition, Carole King performs "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow" with Willie Nelson for USA Network's Memorial Day television special "Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws and Angels." The performance was "one of the highlights," according the Reuters.
The two hour music special, which airs on May 31st was taped May 5th at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theater. It is the third consecutive year that the network has broadcast an all-star Nelson event. In addition to Carole King, this year' all-star concert, which was hosted by James Caan, includes guests Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Richards, Kid Rock, Merle Haggard, Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams, Al Green, Shelby Lynne, Rickie Lee Jones, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals, Joe Walsh, and many more. Check your local listings for air times or go to USA Network for further updates.