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See you in the Spring

22nd November 2022

Congratulations to the band on another sold out tour, hope to see you there!

If you haven’t managed to get tickets, commiserations—but don’t despair!  A few tips:

  • Sign up for the waiting list at gigsandtours.com for the gig(s) of your choice, and keep your eyes peeled. There may be production spares released nearer the time.
  • Phone the venue box office and ask if they’ve a waiting list you can join—indeed a few fans have already had success with this method and received a callback offering tickets.
  • Sign up for notifications with a reputable face-value-only (+ original booking fees) resale site like Twickets to get an alert if/when a fan lists their tickets for sale at FV.
  • Join one of the wonderful James fan community groups on facebook, where genuine fans offer spares at face value when plans change etc. These groups are run by fans, for fans. There are usually quite a few spare tickets knocking around as the tour approaches—check out e.g. One Fan Clapping, James Fanzone Scotland, and James Fanzone, to name a few.
  • Follow @realtimbooth on twitter, often he’ll RT fans offering their spares at face value.

 

Here comes the tour… Tickets on sale tomorrow

17th November 2022

We should have recorded the orchestra tour first time around, as many of you have reminded us. Well, we’ve done it now. And here comes the tour…

It will be different, probably each night, because we are James, and Joe Duddell knows how to dance with us. And because you are different, each night.

Please leave your phones behind, come and play in the moment!

General sale begins at 9.30am Friday. Good luck everybody.

Our 40th Anniversary Celebrations: UK Orchestral Tour & Double Album

11th November 2022

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we are very proud to announce our upcoming 16-date UK tour ‘James Lasted’, and a double album release, both featuring Orca 22 (a 22-piece orchestra) and a Gospel Choir.

The album will feature new versions of our greatest hits, fan favourites and will also include a brand-new track. Recorded at Blueprint Studios, Manchester with a 22-piece orchestra and gospel choir, the album is arranged and conducted by Joe Duddell. Full details including release date, track-listing and formats are to be announced soon.

The run of live dates in 2023 includes Brighton Dome, Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and The Royal Albert Hall, London.

Tim says, “There are a number of great bands who have been around for 40. But to get here and to be having the best time of our lives. To be part of a supportive loving family that still has something to say and new ways to say it. To be turned on by every gig and song. To fall in love over and over again, Groundhog Day, with our bandmates and audience. Damn. That’s time well spent.

We should have recorded the orchestra tour first time round, as many of you have reminded us. Well, we’ve done it now. And here comes the tour. The Orchestra and Gospel singers expand our palette, heighten the tenderness, heighten the celebration and, despite their numbers, somehow leave us feeling more naked and raw. It will be different, probably each night, because we are James and Joe knows how to dance with us. And because you are different, each night. Please leave your phones behind, come and play in the moment.”

Jim says, “Has it really been 40 years?

In some ways it feels like yesterday and in others, many lifetimes.

I’ve lived a blessed existence, being in a band I’m supremely proud of with musicians that would grace any stage. A family of brothers and sisters, willing to support each other musically and emotionally. We are bloody minded and independent to the core.

Uniquely challenging, always pushing ourselves into the new and taking risks collectively and individually, looking for transcendence.

With love, trust, and acceptance we grow.

Somewhere in a parallel universe, James are the biggest band on the planet. Here’s to another 40 years.”

 

We look forward to seeing many new and old faces across the dates!

Nothing but love x

11.11.22

10th November 2022

Stage time alert for Visor

17th September 2022

Our stage time at Visor will be earlier than previously announced—we’ll now be on stage 11pm-12:30am.

Castlefield stage times & support announced, including The Snuts

28th June 2022

“Come early as this lineup will prove to be a full evening’s entertainment. Surma is a joy, Troy Hawke’s a troublemaker and catch The Snuts before they go global. All mavericks in their own right.

Pray for rain, to make it an authentic experience.” – Tim

Approximate running times for Saturday at Castlefield Bowl:

5pm gates open
5.45-6.15pm Surma
6.45-7pm Troy Hawke
7.00-7.45pm The Snuts
8.15pm James

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.

You can also still support this critical charity in their fight against the climate crisis by purchasing our track on EarthPercent’s Bandcamp.

(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:

https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/36005B86EB8637DC?did=artist