James Taylor announces summer 2017 tour of 4 baseball parks

FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, singer-songwriter James Taylor poses for a portrait in New York. This year’s Kennedy Center honorees include musicians who span genres including pop, rock, gospel, blues, folk and classical _ and an actor known for his extraordinary range. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday, June 23, 2016, that actor Al Pacino, rock band the Eagles, Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and singer-songwriter James Taylor will be honored for influencing American culture through the arts. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)

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BOSTON (AP) — Singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced a summer tour of four baseball parks, culminating in a date at Fenway Park, home of his beloved Boston Red Sox.

Taylor and his All-Star Band will open the tour July 14 at Nationals Park in Washington. It continues July 17 at Wrigley Field in Chicago; July 29 at AT&T Park in San Francisco; and Aug. 11 at Fenway.

Bonnie Raitt is scheduled to play at each show.

It will be the third consecutive year Taylor has played Fenway. Taylor was born in Boston and now lives in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. Fenway also is where Taylor debuted his video for “Angels of Fenway,” his ode to the redemptive spirit of baseball and a song featured on his 2015 album “Before This World.”