Orchestral ‘Sometimes’ released today

26th May 2023

The orchestral version of Sometimes from the coming album ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’ is out today. You can listen here via the band’s WeAreJamesTV youtube channel, or on the streaming service of your choice.

The album is out on 9th June (2xCD, 2xLP, D/L – take your pick!) and you can pre-order it here.

In the meantime, enjoy Sometimes x

RAH going ahead!

16th May 2023

Overjoyed to confirm the RAH show will be going ahead tomorrow.

Thank you all for your support, looking forward to the show!

Set times for tomorrow:
7:30PM – 8:30PM: 1st Half
8:30PM – 9PM: Interval
9PM – 10:15PM: 2nd Half

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall & Bath Forum postponed

13th May 2023

Tonight’s James orchestral show at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall is postponed. Tim has hurt his voice and, on doctors’ advice, needs to rest so the band can resume their touring schedule asap.

Tim says, “It was a struggle throughout last night’s gig and I hoped to get through tonight, but have lost my voice. So very sorry for everyone who’s travelled for tonight’s show, we hope to reschedule in the near future. Nothing but love.”

Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets and a further announcement will made in due course.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Update 14.05: 

Tomorrow night’s James orchestral show at Bath Forum is postponed. Tim still isn’t well enough to perform and is continuing to rest on doctors’ advice.

Tim says, “I’m so sorry everybody, for the disappointment and disruption to all your plans, especially those who have travelled to be at the show. I’m still fucked with a fever. Hoping my voice will return in the coming days.”

Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets and a further announcement will be made in due course. We again apologise for any inconvenience!

Stage Times for the orchestral tour

28th April 2023

Stage times for the Lasted tour are as follows:

First set 7.30-8.30pm
Interval 8:30-9pm
Second set 9-10.15pm *

* Bear in mind times are subject to change, leave yourself a little wiggle room for return travel in particular.

The tour is sold out, but if you have a ticket in hand you can still add a Soundcheck VIP upgrade so you can join the band for three songs of the soundcheck and a short Q&A from the stage before the show, as well as a couple of snazzy exclusive gifts and early entry. You’ll find links for the Soundcheck VIP bolt-ons on the live page.

Enjoy the show!

UPDATE: Read The Times‘ take on the first night of the tour here. (If you’re not averse to spoilers, anyway!)


Stunning video for new single ‘Love Make A Fool’ unveiled

25th April 2023

Watch the video for our new single Love Make a Fool below or on WeAreJamesTV.

“This video was made by Brian Tomlinson, a James fan who approached us asking if he could use one of our tracks to accompany his incredible visuals.

When we saw it, we just knew it was perfect for our new track and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you Brian.” — Tim

The orchestral double album Be Opened By The Wonderful is out on 9th June and you can pre-order here.

Brand new track premieres on 6 Music with Steve Lamacq today!

25th April 2023

Tune in to BBC Radio 6 Music with Steve Lamacq TODAY from 4pm to hear the first play of brand new song Love Make A Fool! This is taken from the upcoming orchestral album Be Opened By The Wonderful and is the only entirely new song on the album.

You can listen live from anywhere in the world, and the show will be archived shortly after the live broadcast so you can catch up if you miss it.

Let us know what you reckon!

UPDATE: You can now listen and watch the stunning music video (created by Brian Tomlinson) in all its glory on the WeAreJamesTV youtube channel! Or stream on various platforms here.


Sneak preview of the ‘Lasted’ merch as the tour gets underway

25th April 2023

With the orchestral tour kicking off at Brighton Dome tonight, how about a sneak peek at the ‘Lasted’ merch in the official store! The Lasted collection will be available on the merch stall throughout the tour, or you can pre-order online now to receive from 26th May.

The tour sold out in a flash but it appears a few restricted view seats for Brighton have now been released, as well as a few good seats at the Royal Albert Hall — via the venue box offices direct (RAH | Brighton Dome) — worth a look if you missed out on the day.

For the lucky souls who secured tickets, we’ve added the opportunity to add a Soundcheck VIP upgrade to your ticket if you fancy coming along early for a special experience behind the scenes. Though limited in number, at time of writing they’re are available for all shows except Brighton and Cardiff, and London for which the allocation has sold out. Visit the live page for links.

And finally, a heads up on approximate show times for tonight at Brighton Dome:

First set 7.30-8.30pm
Interval 8:30-9pm
Second set 9-10.15pm

Hope to see you on tour!

Soundcheck VIP Bolt-ons for Lasted Tour now available

6th April 2023

Do you have tickets for the forthcoming orchestral tour? Well now you can make your evening extra special by purchasing a Soundcheck VIP Package Bolt-on which includes:

• A rare and exciting opportunity to watch James perform 3 songs alongside the orchestra
• 15-minute Q&A session with James and Joe Duddell (questions taken from the audience)
• You will receive an exclusive A3 lithograph and James VIP Tote bag
• Gain first access to the merchandise stand before other guests

Packages are limited and likely to get snapped up quickly! Get yours here.

N.B. A soundcheck VIP Package Bolt-On does not include a show ticket, you must have previously purchased a ticket to the respective show in addition to the bolt-on.

Unfortunately Soundcheck VIP Packages are not available for Brighton (25th April) and Cardiff (26th April).

Nothing but love x

James at the Acropolis and Moni Lazariston in Greece

5th April 2023

The band are thrilled to be performing at the historical Odeon of Herodes Atticus on the slopes of the Acropolis in Athens on 10th July – accompanied by the Orca22 orchestra and Manchester Inspirational Voices choir, arranged and conducted by Joe Duddell.

Followed by a full band show (not orchestral) at Moni Lazariston in Thessaloniki on Wednesday 12th July.

Tickets for Thessaloniki go on general sale at 10am (BST) on Friday 7th April and Athens on Monday 10th August at 10am (BST), links on the live page.

New summer gigs announced

27th March 2023

THREE new dates for your summer diary. The band have confirmed they’ll play Jersey Weekender at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity, on Sunday 3rd September. You can sign up on the event’s website for their early access sale which starts this Friday. General sale starts on Sunday 2nd April.

And delighted to announce a headline show at The Civic at The Halls, Wolverhampton, on Tuesday 20th June. Tickets on general sale this Friday at 9.30am, visit the live page for links.

Update: The band will also headline The Darlington Arena on Saturday 5th August, with special guests Editors and Maximo Park, with support from The Pigeon Detectives, The Kairos and Pale Blue Eyes. Tickets on pre-sale this Tuesday at 9am. Links on the live page.