Two avatars of 1970s and 1980s hit-making are headed for Roanoke.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member James Taylor headlines, with his All Star Band in tow, in a June 23 show at Berglund Coliseum. Fellow Rock Hall member Jackson Browne and his band are scheduled to open.
Tickets are $122, $81 and $57 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 7.
Taylor last played Roanoke in May 2011, bringing a band that included keyboardist Larry Goldings, saxophonist "Blue" Lou Marini and guitarist Michael Landau (if you don't know — yes, that is an all-star lineup of musicians) to the coliseum's sister venue, then called Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. Such classics as "Carolina In My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" and "Shower The People" were part of the set list.
Browne, whose hits include "Runnin' On Empty," "These Days," "The Pretender" and "Doctor My Eyes," played FloydFest in 2012, with a backing act that included the band Dawes and Nickel Creek's Sara and Sean Watkins. He has not performed in Roanoke this millennium, though according to setlist.fm, he hit what was then called Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium in August 1973, with America. Berglund Center general manager Robyn Schon wrote in an e-mail exchange that America headlined, and the hall’s 2,466 seats sold out, according to her database. She added that “we bad more seats back then.”