Plus special guests The Pigeon Detectives*


‘One of the strongest efforts of their career’ The Guardian 4 Stars 16/4/10

After just finishing a sell out tour across the country James will be returning this December for a 7 date jaunt around the UK starting at London HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 9th and ending at Manchester Evening News Arena on Saturday 18th. James will be joined on tour by special guests The Pigeon Detectives.

With a career that includes 10 studio albums, twenty UK Top 40 singles and 12 million albums sold James have also released the first of two mini albums.   Titled ‘The Night Before’ the mini album will be released on April 19th and it contains all brand new studio material from the 7 piece band. Produced by Lee ‘Muddy’ Baker (who produced Hey Ma as well as Booth’s solo album Bone in 2004), The Night Before seems fearless in comparison to its predecessors, a product, no doubt, of the way it was conceived: the band set up an ftp site to which they all contributed, downloading and updating each other’s efforts at various intervals whilst Baker knocked things into shape. This “virtual recording process was inspired by the band’s history of working with Brian Eno and has brought out the best in James, the results proving as diverse and intriguing as anything the band have attempted before.  The full mini album track listing is:

1.         It’s Hot

2.         Crazy

3.         Ten Below

4.         Porcupine

5.         Shine

6.         Dr Hellier

7.         Hero

After the recent UK tour the band intend to spend five days recording “naturally and playing together in a big room with no overdubs and with a view to capturing “something spontaneous. This will make up the second part of the mini album to be released on August 2nd and it will be entitled ‘The Morning After’. They will also be spending the summer playing at many of the world’s biggest festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival, Latitude and Beautiful Days in the UK.

To see James live with special guests The Pigeon Detectives*:


Thursday 9th London HMV Hammersmith Apollo 0844 844 4748

Friday 10th London O2 Academy Brixton            0844 477 2000

Sunday 12th Birmingham O2 Academy                  0844 477 2000

Tuesday 14th Leeds O2 Academy                             0844 477 2000

Wednesday 15th Leicester De Montfort Hall               0116 233 3111

Friday 17th Glasgow SECC Hall                             0844 499 9990

Saturday 18th Manchester MEN Arena                   0844 847 8000

Tickets are £31 regional, £32.50 O2 Academy Brixton/MEN Arena and £37.50/£32.50 Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets are onsale Friday 23rd April @ 9am – available at www.gigsandtours.com / 0871 2200 260

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