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Carole King and James Taylor Final Mellon Arena Show

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh, PA – Legendary artists Carole King and James Taylor will be the final musical performers in the history of Mellon Arena, it has been announced by the Pittsburgh Penguins and SMG.

“The Final Concert at Mellon Arena” will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Together again for the “Troubadour Reunion” Tour, King and Taylor appear in an intimate in-the-round concert experience, an encore of their memorable February 26, 1971 performance in Pittsburgh.

James Taylor will be making his sixth Arena appearance, marking almost 40 years (8/14/70) since he first graced the Pittsburgh Civic Arena stage. This will be Carole King’s second appearance, her only other stop with Taylor in February, 1971.

Tickets for this historic concert event are on sale now at Ticketmaster. Most available seats are just $68.25 and are available at the Mellon Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at

“We are thrilled to have these two renowned musicians as our final concert event at Mellon Arena,” said Jay Roberts, Mellon Arena/SMG General Manager. “The fact that they were here together for one of the most memorable concerts in Arena history in February, 1971 adds an appropriate bit of symmetry to the nostalgia of the evening. James Taylor and Carole King represent the quintessential multi-generational appeal this Arena has enjoyed for almost 50 years. It will be an honor to have them help us say goodbye.”

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