James is back! And will perform a show with all his musical friends at the London Palladium on June 4th.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here:
Joining James in this special one-off event are Sir Brian May, Van Morrison, Albert Lee, and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, with more surprise guests to be announced.
Musical Director Leo Green, along with the Leo Green Orchestra – a fantastic ensemble of topflight musicians and singers, form the supporting cast for this unique event.
Presenting the evening is Welsh singer, songwriter, and radio presenter Cerys Matthews, MBE, who currently hosts her own award-winning radio show on BBC 6 music every Sunday, as well as The Blues Show on BBC Radio 2, each Monday.
Sir Brian May commented: “This concert, centered around my hero James Burton, one of the most influential guitar players of all time, is something we’ve been wanting to do ever since we played together in Nashville in 2019. It’s for a great man, and a great cause – and best of all we all get to play with James Burton!”
James Burton, Foundation founder, added: “We are thrilled to bring together such an incredible lineup of musicians for this event. Not only will it be a fantastic evening of entertainment, but it will also help us continue our mission of providing music education to those who need it most. We’re grateful to all of the artists who are generously donating their time and talent to support our cause.”
This very special and historic show ‘James Burton & Friends UK,’ will take its audience on a unique musical experience across more than six decades of exceptional musical history.
The James Burton Foundation
Proceeds from the show will go to The James Burton Foundation, a non-profit organisation that supports music education for those in need through guitar donations and music instructions. Over the years, the Foundation has given thousands of guitars to schools, children’s and veterans’ hospitals, and other organisations. The success of this event will allow the Foundation to expand its music education program, facilities, and partnerships.
James Burton explains: “I’ve always wanted to do my own show, which – in 2005, we actually came up with the idea, invite all of my friends that I worked with, and all my guitar player friends and singers as well. I wanted to do something for the kids in music, and I got to thinking I would like to donate guitars to the kids in school – you know, get music back in schools. But the government took it out years ago. I still get letters from teachers and young kids thanking me for this program that we do.”
Date: 4 June 2023
Venue: The London Palladium
8 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF
Ticket Prices: from £61.70