Cunard Line announced James Taylor and his band will perform two concerts aboard Queen Mary 2 during its transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton sailing on August 27, 2014.
Taylor last performed aboard QM2 in 2009 during a crossing, and he loved it. “I’ve always wanted to take an ocean liner back to Europe, and in June 2009 we got the chance to do that. It’s such a civilized way to go, and Queen Mary 2 is the last word in first-class travel,” Taylor said.
He added, “In 2009, we realized a collective dream using that passage to transport and rehearse for our European summer tour: band, crew and family -- kit and caboodle. Now, in 2014, I am looking forward to celebrating the ship’s 10th Anniversary alongside her crew, staff and guests by performing two on board concerts as my band and I make our next European passage. Hallelujah, no jet lag!”
Highlights of his 2009 crossing are in the video below: