Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens Returns to the Stage in “A Cat’s Attic” Tour

Yusuf Islam Cat Stevens
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Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, who was previously known as Cat Stevens, will be performing on a rare tour this fall to mark 50 years in the music industry. He will perform a series of shows on a North American tour called “A Cat’s Attic.”

The tour will begin with a show at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on September 12. Islam will perform other shows in Philadelphia and Boston before two dates at the Beacon Theatre in New York. He will perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC before returning to New York on September 24 for the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. Islam will then perform concerts in Nashville, Chicago, and San Francisco and will finish off the tour with two shows at Hollywood Pantages in October. The New York shows will be his first in the city since 1976.

The tour is intended to be a celebration of music, storytelling, and good will. It coincides with the 50-year anniversary of the release of his first single, “I Love My Dog.” Islam will perform stripped-down versions of many of his classic hits, including “Peace Train” and “Wild World.”

Islam released his latest album, Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, in 2014. He released a new track called “He Was Alone” in June. He wrote the song after visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey.

Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens A Cat’s Attic Tour Dates

September 12 – Toronto, Ontario at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
September 15 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Kimmel Center – Verizon Hall
September 17 – Boston, Massachusetts at Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Theater
September 19 and 20 – New York, New York at Beacon Theatre
September 22 – Washington, DC at Kennedy Center Concert Hall
September 27 – Nashville, Tennessee at Ryman Auditorium
September 30 – Chicago, Illinois at Oriental Theatre – Ford Center for the Performing Arts
October 3 – San Francisco, California at Davies Symphony Hall
October 6 and 7 – Los Angeles, California at Pantages Theatre