Castlefield stage times & support announced, including The Snuts
28th June 2022
Pray for rain, to make it an authentic experience.” – Tim
Approximate running times for Saturday at Castlefield Bowl:
5pm gates open
6.45-7pm Troy Hawke
7.00-7.45pm The Snuts
Parr Hall in benefit of War Child on 29th June
8th June 2022
“We are happy to announce a benefit gig for War Child, at Warrington Parr Hall on June 29, for their continued work with those affected by the war in Ukraine.” — Tim
Tickets including soundcheck packages will be on sale from Friday 10th June at 9.30am. Visit the gig page for links.
And an update regarding fan project for Castlefield next month:
We’re working on making this ‘one-night-only’ celebration of the infamous Alton Towers show at Castlefield Bowl really special, and would love to involve you.
If you’ve memories of the 1992 event you’d like to contribute to potentially be part of the show, please film yourself in LANDSCAPE format, with a steady camera/phone and low level of background noise, answering one or all of the questions below:
1. What’s your strongest memory from the original Alton Towers gig?
2. What does the James live experience give you?
3. Would you share a personal story connected to the music?
4. What more would you like from the band?
Send your video files via dropbox / wetransfer or attach to: jamesisnotaperson[at]gmail[dot]com by Sunday 26th June please, including your contributor name in the header.
Beautiful video of Beautiful Beaches filmed in conservatory premieres today
5th May 2022
Tune in to WeAreJamesTV at 6pm GMT today and join our Jim online for the youtube video premiere of our special conservatory version of Beautiful Beaches, as part of the EarthPercent x Earth Day campaign.
(Note tomorrow 6th May is the last day for the ‘Bandcamp Friday‘ initiative: Bandcamp waive their revenue share of purchases for the day, so the ideal time to treat yourself to the track!)
Leazes Live Festival cancelled
30th March 2022
Really sorry and disappointed for those of you who bought tickets for the Leazes Live Festival in Newcastle which unfortunately the promoter has had to cancel, unable to stage our show for 1 May this year. Ticket holders can contact ticket agents for a refund.
Edinburgh Big Top show
7th December 2021
“The James circus is coming to the Edinburgh Big Top – let’s have a party” – Tim
We’re thrilled to announce a massive outdoor show at Edinburgh’s Big Top next June 11, 2022, where as part of our 40th anniversary year, we will be performing all the songs from one of our most famed Scottish shows, Barrowlands in 1998.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 9th December at 9am, preceded by a special James pre-sale from tomorrow, Wednesday 8th December at 9am, which you will be able to access here:
Portugal shows in Porto & Lisbon postponed to April 2022
6th December 2021
“I’m afraid we have some bad news to follow the good… We are gutted to be unable to come to play to you in Portugal with our new ecstatic band. But one of us has tested covid positive and so… We will return in the spring. Miss you, love you, stay safe.” – Tim
The new Portugal dates will be April 21, 2022 at Super Bock Arena in Porto and April 22, 2022 at Campo Pequeno in Lisbon. All tickets remain valid or can be refunded at point of purchase, including the VIP soundcheck packages.
Missing the show due to Covid?
3rd December 2021
We’re sorry to hear about those fans who can’t attend the final tour shows in Manchester and London due to testing positive for Covid-19. You can request a refund by emailing customer service your positive lateral flow test before 4pm on the day of the show.
You can contact Gigsandtours here: gigsandtours.com/customerservice
Contact Ticketmaster via their Help Desk: help.ticketmaster.co.uk
Magic Bus from The Campfire EP
19th November 2021
“It was such a privilege to not only perform in a circle around a roaring fire in the middle of freezing Yorkshire, but to then try and piece it all together so that it made sense to the world! Our band can fill arenas and make huge noise but it’s quite something when we get together without machines, stuff and people and just play…beautiful x” – Saul
8th November 2021
We’re pleased to announce an intimate warm-up show at Wolverhampton’s KK Steel Mill on 23rd November ahead of our UK arena tour.
Tickets including a special VIP soundcheck will be available from 9am Tuesday 9th November in a James pre-sale.
We’re also partnering with Wolves Records to support the local music community, by accepting submissions for local support act who have struggled to get heard during the pandemic.
The Campfire EP
5th November 2021
The beginning of the new James 9-piece began at Broughton Hall. The sessions there felt magical. The Campfire EP is a slice of the magic we created one evening around the campfire, lead by this special version of Miss America from the library.
A limited edition numbered EP is out 19th November and available to pre-order.