February 2, 2023

Right this moment (eleventh Nov), James announce the ‘James Lasted’ tour and the discharge of a double album, each that includes a full orchestra and gospel choir in celebration of the band’s fortieth Anniversary.

The double album will characteristic new variations of their best hits, fan favourites and deep cuts and also will embody one brand-new observe. Recorded at Blueprint Studios, Manchester, with a 22-piece orchestra and gospel choir, the album is organized and carried out by Joe Duddell (Elbow, New Order). Full particulars, together with launch date, track-listing and codecs, are to be introduced quickly.

One among Britain’s most enduring success tales, James has launched 16 studio albums, promoting over 25 million copies, with their latest run of Prime 5 albums proving to be a golden period for the band. All The Colors Of You, launched in 2021, was their most critically acclaimed in a few years, preceded by Dwelling in Extraordinary Instances and Woman on the Finish of the World, which solely narrowly missed out on the highest spot in 2016 to Adele.

Additionally introduced immediately, to coincide with 40 years since their first present as James (The Hacienda, supporting Large Nation – seventeenth Nov 1982), is the ‘James Lasted’ tour, accompanied by orchestra and gospel choir. The brand new run of dwell dates subsequent yr consists of Liverpool’s Philharmonic Corridor and Birmingham Symphony Corridor and concludes at The Royal Albert Corridor, London.

The band’s 2021 area tour was the biggest-selling and most profitable up to now, proving that as they method their fourth decade, James exhibits no indicators of slowing down.

Tim Sales space says, “There are a selection of nice bands who’ve been round for 40. However to get right here and to be having the perfect time of our lives. To be a part of a supportive, loving household that also has one thing to say and new methods to say it. To be turned on by each gig and tune. To fall in love over and over, Groundhog Day, with our bandmates and viewers. Rattling. That’s time nicely spent.

We must always have recorded the orchestra tour the primary time round, as a lot of you will have reminded us. Effectively, we’ve carried out it now. And right here comes the tour. The Orchestra and Gospel singers develop our palette, heighten the tenderness, heighten the celebration and, regardless of their numbers, someway go away us feeling extra bare and uncooked. It is going to be completely different, in all probability every evening, as a result of we’re James and Joe is aware of find out how to dance with us. And since you are completely different every evening.’

Jim Glennie says, ‘Has it actually been 40 years? In some methods, it looks like yesterday and in others, many lifetimes. A household of brothers and sisters prepared to assist one another musically and emotionally. Uniquely difficult, all the time pushing ourselves into the brand new and taking dangers collectively and individually, in search of transcendence.’


James are Tim Sales space, Jim Glennie, Saul Davies, Adrian Oxaal, David Baynton-Energy, Mark Hunter, Andy Diagram, Chloe Alper, Deborah Knox-Hewson.



twenty fifth Brighton, Brighton Dome

twenty sixth Cardiff, Saint Davids Corridor

twenty eighth York, York Barbican

twenty ninth Edinburgh, The Usher Corridor


1st Glasgow, SEC Armadillo

2nd Newcastle, 02 Metropolis Corridor Newcastle

4th Sheffield, Metropolis corridor

fifth Birmingham, Symphony Corridor

seventh Liverpool, Philharmonic corridor

ninth Manchester, 02 Apollo

tenth Manchester, 02 Apollo

twelfth Blackpool, Opera Home

thirteenth Nottingham, Royal Live performance Corridor

fifteenth Tub, Discussion board

seventeenth London, Royal Albert Corridor




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