The itinerary of James Taylor’s next album, Journey Into Africa, has been announced.
The American hip hop artist will release the new album, titled Madagascans In The World Of Jazz, on July 23.
It is the first of two studio albums, My Soul, that Taylor has written and produced.
The Madagascar tour will take place at the Golden Lion, in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Taylor is due to make his first appearance on the continent since the 2016 film I Am Jazz.
The band will tour the world with I In the World Of Jazz.
He has also revealed that he is planning to embark on a three-month African tour in 2017.
Read moreJames Taylor is the creator of I am Jazz and the Madasans in the World of Jazz.
The album was released in November 2018, following a worldwide release.
In I, Taylor told Billboard he wouldn’t be making a major reboot.
“I’m not going to do a major reboot, because I haven’t been in a band since I was in a coma,” he said.
“I feel very fortunate to have a bunch of great musicians around me.
They’ve given me a lot of opportunities and they’ve taught me so much.
It’s been a great experience.”
In Journeys Into Africa he also revealed the band is planning a return to the Sahara Desert for their final two shows in Africa.
“The Sahara is the most beautiful place on Earth.
It is very, very cold,” he said.
James Taylor has also announced that Iam Jazz will be re-released on July 23, 2020.
The album features contributions from members of the New York City hip hop collective Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and J. Cole.
In addition, the band will be playing the UK’s Wembley Arena for the first time in eight years.
This will be the first headlining show in UK history for the album.
After the Wembley show, the band will head to the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Portugal and Italy.
In the World of Jazz Taylor said he is not surprised by the popularity of Jours Into Africa.
“My fans are going to be happy with what they hear,” he told Billboard.
“They’re going through a time when they’re going, ‘Oh my God, this is the best album ever’, but I don’t really think it’s going to stop them.”