Carole King to play Tapestry in full, live at British Summer Time
- Scott Henderson
- 8 March 2016
Singer songwriter announces first UK concert since 1989
Carole King is currently breaking Twitter with the announcement of her exclusive gig at London’s British Summer Time festival, where she will play her landmark album Tapestry in full.
Billboard named King the most successful songwriter of 1955–1999 because she wrote or co-wrote a prolific 118 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during that time. Born out of the 1970s golden age of Californian singers and songwriters, her music is a quintessential summer sound and if the sun shines on Hyde Park on Sunday 3 July it might be one of those transcendent festival experiences.
‘I want to begin by thanking Londoners for making Beautiful: The Carole King Musical so successful,’ said King. ‘And now I’m coming to London and can’t wait to perform Tapestry from beginning to end for the first time ever. How perfect to be doing that in the heart of one of my favourite cities.’
Tapestry was written after King divorced long-time creative partner Gerry Goffin and moved to Laurel Canyon, CA, alongside neighbours like Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. The album connected with millions around the world and achieved that much sought after label of ‘timeless record’. Tapestry has since sold over 25 million copies around the world.
King will be joined on stage by Don Henley of The Eagles and her daughter, singer-songwriter Louise Goffin. ‘I know I’m not alone in considering Don Henley one of the greatest songwriters of our time,’ explained King. ‘I’m looking forward to hearing classic Eagles songs and other hits from Don and his band. And, as a lifelong fan of Louise Goffin I can only say that there’s nowhere else I’d rather be on 3 July 2016 than Hyde Park in the great city of London.’
Carole King plays British Summer Time at Hyde Park, London, Sun 3 Jul. Tickets on sale Fri 11 Mar at 9am.