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Carole King to play Tapestry at first UK concert in 27 years

Legendary American singer-songwriter Carole King has announced she will play her first UK concert in 27 years this summer.
The 74-year-old singer, known for her piano-led ballads, will return to the stage to headline the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park on 3 July (16).
Carole is scheduled to perform her classic 70s album Tapestry, giving British fans their first chance to see her play since her City Streets tour came to London’s Albert Hall in 1989.
“I can’t wait to perform Tapestry from beginning to end for the first time… in the heart of one of my favourite cities,” the star wrote on the festival website.
First released in 1971, the seminal album sold 25 million copies worldwide and featured classic hits I Feel The Earth Move, A Natural Woman and It’s Too Late, which typified the star’s confessional style of songwriting.
The star’s life-story was recently adapted into West End hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which helped renew interest in her music.
Announcing the concert Carole wrote: “I want to begin by thanking Londoners for making Beautiful: The Carole King Musical so successful.”
Carole, who has released 18 studio albums throughout her 50 year career, will be joined on stage by The Eagles’ drummer Don Henley and Louise Goffin, her daughter with fellow songwriter Gerry Goffin.
Carole added: “I know I’m not alone in considering Don Henley one of the greatest songwriters of our time. I’m looking forward to hearing classic Eagles songs and other hits from Don and his band. 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.”
Other acts at the summer-long BST festival include Florence + The Machine and Kendrick Lamar on July 2, and Mumford & Sons on July 8 (16).
Ticket sales from the concert will help fund conservation work at the iconic city park.

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