Update 9/25: Yusuf has cancelled his show in NYC at The Beacon Theatre to protest New York’s scalping laws, per CBS. A statement from Yusuf reads:
Unfortunately I will not be performing in NYC this time around but I am looking forward to playing for fans in Philadelphia on December 4 and hope to return to NYC at a future date. My fans will understand and I thank them for informing me about the extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites. I have been a longtime supporter of paperless tickets to my shows worldwide and avoiding scalpers. Unfortunately NY has a state law that requires all tickets sold for shows in NYC to be paper, enabling them to be bought and sold at inflated prices. I’m sorry about not being able to now play in NYC but hope to find an opportunity that aligns with my support of this issue in the near future, God willing. Looks like the Peace Train is going to arrive at New York a little bit later than expected. – Yusuf
“Peace Train” singer and newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Yusuf Islam, better known as Cat Stevens, announced a six-city concert tour in North America this December. This will be his first set of tour dates since 1976.
Islam will be releasing a blues album called Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, on Oct. 27 produced by Rick Rubin. The last album that Islam released as Cat Stevens was his 1978 album, Back To Earth.
The “Peace Train..Late Again” tour starting on Dec. 1 in Toronto then continues through to Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. Tickets for the New York show go on sale September 24 at 10 am.