In 1987, King and Gerry Goffin were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988.

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King and Taylor’s historic performance together at the Troubadour in November 1970 heralded King’s transition to solo stage performer, after penning 22 Top 40 hits for artists ranging from Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” to the Monkees’ “Pleasant Valley Sunday”, while Taylor was supporting his self-titled Apple Records release featuring classics such as “Carolina In My Mind” and “Something In The Way She Moves.” Both have since become multi-platinum-selling artists, GRAMMY® winners, and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Iconic recording artists Carole King and James Taylor unveiled North American dates for the highly anticipated “Troubadour Reunion” tour today with a stop at Key Arena on May 9, 2010.

This once-in-a-lifetime event marks a rare concert experience bringing two of the most beloved singer-songwriters on tour together – intimate and in the round - for the first time in four decades.

Tickets for the May 9, 2010 stop at Key Arena go on sale January 23 at 10 am.

King and Taylor will also perform together on The Today Show and The Late Show with David Letterman on January 20.

S., with more than 25 million units sold worldwide.

King was the first woman to win four GRAMMY® Awards in one year (Best Album, Best Song, Best Record, and Best Vocal Performance in 1972), a feat unsurpassed for more than 25 years, and was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1973.

North American dates begin on May 7 in Portland, OR, and extend through June 19 in Boston, MA.

The tour will travel to over 20 major venues and cities nationwide including Madison Square Garden in New York and a three-night stand at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

The idea for the tour was conceived after a series of six performances Taylor and King gave at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in 2007 to celebrate the famed venue’s 50th Anniversary.

The shows sold out immediately and garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike.