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:

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:

Contact Ticketmaster via their Help Desk:

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

Magic Bus from The Campfire EP, a limited edition numbered CD available from our store, on tour or to download and stream now.

Wolverhampton warm-up

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.

James to celebrate 30th anniversary of Alton Towers at Castlefield Bowl next July

21st September 2021

Saturday 2nd July 2022 will mark the 30th anniversary weekend of the band’s legendary Alton Towers show. To celebrate the occasion, for one night only, they’re going to perform the same songs from that special night’s set at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl.

Jim remembers, “It was a crazy day that was nearly defeated by the weather and the gig was all the more celebratory due to the near miss. Come and celebrate 30 years since that iconic day and this time with guaranteed sunshine!”

Tickets go on general sale at 9:30am this Friday, but fans can get pre-sale tickets 24hrs ahead of that from 9:30am this Thursday here.

Kenwood House postponed.

18th August 2021

Oh no. After the wonderful gig last night we have just received this bad news. What a time of uncertainty we are in.

“Heritage Live are heartbroken to announce the postponement of the James concert due to take place at Kenwood House Friday 20th August 2021. More info at