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Carole King to play Hyde Park Summer Time gig

Story by Jack Foley

CAROLE King is to headline a show at Hyde Park this summer – her first UK show in over 25 years.

The singer-songwriter will perform her 1971 album, Tapestry, in full on July 3 as part of Barclayard presents British Summer Time.

And the legendary performer will be joined by special guests Don Henley and Louise Goffin.

Commenting on the announcement, King said in a statement: “I want to begin by thanking Londoners for making “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”: so successful. And now I’m coming to London and can’t wait to perform Tapestry from beginning to end for the first time ever.

“How perfect to be doing that in the heart of one of my favourite cities. I know I’m not alone in considering Don Henley one of the greatest songwriters of our time. I’m looking forward to hearing classic Eagles songs and other hits from Don and his band.”

Tickets for the show go on general sale at 9am on Friday, March 11, and range from £65 to £299.

The announcement of King’s show comes just 24 hours after Massive Attack and Patti Smith joined the bill for British Summer Time.

Take That, Florence + The Machine and Alabama Shakes have also been confirmed for headline shows at Hyde Park.