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James & The Psychedelic Furs co-headline North American Tour this summer

1st April 2019

North America, it’s your turn! Newsflash from our own Jim Glennie:

”It is with great pleasure that we announce we are playing the States again. After a wait of five years we are finally back.

It’s a huge privilege to be playing with ’The Psychedelic Furs‘. A band that James have loved and respected since our formation.

Make sure you get there early to catch opening act ’Dear Boy‘. A great triple bill of bands.“

Mr. Booth adds, ”To achieve maximum pleasure from our show please give a listen to our new CD ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’. We improvise and change our set on a nightly basis so expect the unexpected.“

Aye the band are returning to the U.S. and Canada for a co-headline tour with The Psychedelic Furs this summer.

Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am local time, links on the wearejames.com live page.

We’ll also have VIP Soundchecks at nine of these shows (sorry it couldn’t be more!): Toronto, Boston, Silver Spring MD, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Reno, LA. These will only be available from the TM Stores web shop here on our site, for this tour it’s via an upgrade which requires purchase (elsewhere) of a standard concert ticket too. Take care to avoid confusion when buying your tickets, as some venues and outlets offer ‘VIP’ options of their own, which we’re not involved with and don’t include entry to the soundcheck.

UPDATE: New date addedStern Grove in San Francisco on Sunday 4th August. This is part of the Stern Grove Free Concert Series (free entry on first come, first served basis) held on Sunday afternoons in the open air in a beautiful setting. This is another James/Furs co-headline.

 

The Living In Extraordinary Times Tour is now underway!

6th March 2019

And we’re off! The much anticipated Living In Extraordinary Times Tour kicks off tonight in Margate.

Over half the dates are already sold out so be quick if you’d like to join us—you’ll find links and phone numbers for official ticket outlets on our live page. If you’ve got your heart set on one of the sold out dates, check out the authorised fan-to-fan resale sites (capped at face value + fees) we have listed, and keep an eye on the hashtag #ExtraordinaryTix on twitter. Also worth asking the venue if there’s a waiting list you can join.

Be sure you come down nice and early to catch the very special acoustic set prior to the main electric set.  You’ll want to be inside the venue by 8pm at the latest. You snooze, you lose!

Don’t forget to take a peek at the merch stand for an array of Fair Wear certified t-shirts (some are organic cotton as well) plus by popular demand our brand new James scarves! As well as an assortment of other goodies.

James return to Greece

29th January 2019

At long last the band is returning to Greece. We’ve two exciting shows lined up this summer: our own gig in Thessaloniki at open air Fix Factory on Friday 7th June, followed by Release Athens Festival with the incredible Iggy Pop on Saturday 8th June.

“It’s a huge honour to be sharing the same stage as the legendary Iggy Pop,” says Jim. “Massively influential and an inspiration to not just us, but generations of artists.

“We are really looking forward to returning to Greece. We have so many friends there it feels like our second home.”

Pre–sale for Thessaloniki including—our VIP Soundcheck tickets—starts on 30th January at 11am local time (EET). Tickets for Athens are on sale now. For ticket links visit the wearejames.com live page.

James at the races

21st January 2019

Pleased to confirm James will play Doncaster Racecourse this summer on Saturday 17th August.  The gig starts after the races finish for the day and tickets include entry to both. We’ve arranged a fan pre-sale for 10am this Wednesday (23rd Jan), you’ll find the link on our live page when the sale opens. Note there are discounted tickets for Under-18s attending with an adult if you fancy a family outing!

Tickets for the day’s races plus gig are priced at £35 for adults and £20 for Under-18s (they must be accompanied by an adult).   The band will play shortly after the races finish so this’ll be an early one. Check the racecourse’s page for a rough idea of times.

N.B. The racecourse usually has an array of fancy packages for those who want to push the boat out, those may not be on sale till the general sale opens, so if you’re interested in that kind of thing, you may wish to hang on and see what’s available. (You may be able to get a rough idea checking out other events on the racecourse site, or you can phone them on 01302 304200.)

January music sale in the merch shop

10th January 2019

The shopkeepers are kicking off the new year with a sale on a selected formats of Living In Extraordinary Times, plus some super deals across the Girl At The End Of The World stock (e.g. CD + art print was £12: now £5; heavyweight double vinyl with print down to £12 from £20!) and the Better Than That EP on 10″ vinyl (was £14 now £9). If you’ve xmas spends burning a hole in your pocket, have a gander.

“Don’t be like Geoffrey…”

7th December 2018

(Big thank you to Public Service Broadcasting who kindly gave us permission to play their video on the screens at these shows.)

Living In Extraordinary Times Tour – Spring 2019

4th December 2018

“Hi everyone, welcome to the next James tour. March 2019.

This is officially the ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ tour. So expect plenty of the last album. But also something a little different. We will be supporting ourselves acoustically. So your evening starts low key and informal. A short interval and then a full on bells and whistles electric set.

As always, thanks for your support and see you in March.”—Jim

We’re having a fan pre-sale—including VIP Soundcheck packages—this Thursday 6th December at 9:30am. To take part in this you need to register via the web shop landing page here.

You’ll then receive an email with the pre-sale link and code from the shop. You can also get a code immediately by purchasing something from the lovely new tour range unveiled tonight!

During the pre-sale there will be a 4 ticket per person limit.

Tour dates with age limits for each venue as advised by the promoter are below. We love to see the next generation of James fans introduced to live music – bear in mind age limits are at the discretion of the venue so we always advise you to double check with them direct if you’re bringing children.

Weds 6th March Margate Winter Gardens
7+, under 16s accompanied by an adult

Thurs 7th March The Forum, Bath
Under 16s accompanied by an adult

Sat 9th March Royal Albert Hall, London
Under 14s accompanied by an adult

Mon 11th March Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Under 14s accompanied by an adult

Tues 12th March Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Under 14s accompanied by an adult

Thurs 14th March O2 Guildhall, Southampton
Under 14s accompanied by an adult

Fri 15th March Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
Under 16s accompanied by an adult

Sun 17th March City Hall, Newcastle
Under 14s accompanied by an adult

Mon 18th March Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Under 14s accompanied by an adult

Weds 20th March Sands Centre, Carlisle
Under 14s accompanied by an adult

Thurs 21st March Birmingham O2 Academy
8+, under 14s accompanied by an adult, standing area 14+

Fri 22st March Bonus Arena, Hull
Under 14s accompanied by an adult, floor tickets 14+

Update: The tour has been extended to Portugal, with dates at Coliseu do Porto on Wednesday 3 April and Lisbon’s Coliseu dos Recreios on Thursday 4th April. Tickets are on sale now, links on the live page.

Black Friday Bonanza

23rd November 2018

Some super Black Friday bargains in the web shop today… Save yourself a packet on most formats of Living In Extraordinary Times (white/yellow gatefold with signed print! deluxe CD! trusty cassette!), the Better Than That vinyl, and even bigger discounts on good old ‘Girl’ if you’ve catching up to do. Get some Xmas shopping out of the way while the going’s good.

Venue upgraded in Dubai

22nd November 2018

Due to unprecedented demand, Thursday’s show at The Irish Village has been moved to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

Original tickets remain valid. Please note the venue has stated that you’ll need to have your ticket scanned and collect a wristband at the main entrance to The Irish Village, before you proceed to the Tennis Stadium entrances. They’ll be issuing wristbands from 6pm.

Venue change for Christchurch NZ

5th November 2018

Fans coming to see the band in Christchurch next week, please note the venue has been changed – the promoter says, “Due to licensing issues with the Marquee, the Christchurch show has been moved to The Foundry at the USCA Building. All tickets remain 100% valid for the new venue.”