James Taylor makes $10K donation to Albany Med after show canceled

January 22, 2018 05:36 PM

James Taylor is apologizing to fans following the cancellation of Friday night's gala celebration at the Times Union Center.

The singer-songwriter and his wife have made a $10,000 donation to the Pediatric Emergency Department at Albany Medical Center, which was supposed to get part of the proceeds.

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Taylor was supposed to perform at the event along with John Legend.

"I hate to cancel," he said in a statement.

Taylor says asked his manager to try to salvage the date. He even offered to forego getting paid if the issue was financial.

"So disappointing," he said." Not to overstate the importance of my performance to the people of Albany; 'it's only rock & roll' and, to be sure, this kind of snafu does happen from time to time, but, man, I hate to cancel."

The Times Union Center says issues with the promoter forced them to cancel the event.

This all comes as the arena announced a net operating profit of $1,339,266 in 2017 – up from $915,634 in 2016.


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