‘All The Colours Of You’ – Our 16th album! – Out 4th June
1st March 2021
“Hi everybody and welcome to our 16th album, ‘All The Colours Of You’.
Recorded in a strange, disparate reality, the album brought a unique set of challenges. It’s definitely a different record for us. We have been pushed somewhere new and that’s exciting.
I hope you’ll enjoy the moods, grooves and uplift, admirably displayed on our first single and title track, which is out today.
There is always a stage in the making of an album when you start to picture playing the songs live. You imagine the volume and power of a live performance, the fear and adrenalin, and of course a crowd. That direct communication that makes gigs so special, emotive and exhilarating.
It has been so long. But we will get there.
In the meantime, enjoy the record. Stick it on in the living room, the car, or wherever and turn it up.
Get to know the songs, make them old friends and get ready to sing them with verve and volume next time we can all get together.
Best Wishes, Jim from James.”
Pre-order your copy from the official James Shop here where we have exclusive bundles of all shapes colours and sizes! Test pressings, cassettes, print hand marked in paint by the band
Music Feeds – At-Home Festival to Help Fight Food Poverty
23rd January 2021
Delighted to confirm James are participating in Music Feeds – The At-Home Festival to Help Fight Food Poverty. This virtual festival & fundraiser was spearheaded by our very own Saul Davies to raise money for charities to help fight food poverty.
The festival offers one-of-a-kind performances specially recorded by more than 40 artists – including a couple of exclusive treats from our good selves, as well as Blossoms, The Slow Readers Club and many more – to raise funds for FareShare, Stagehand and Help Musicians.
The event takes place on 28th and 29th January beginning at 8pm GMT each night, with a single £15 ticket giving access to all acts across both nights.
Music Feeds s supported by Co-op, who’ve donated £1 million to be distributed along with net proceeds from ticket sales to the three charities: 70% to FareShare, 20% to Stagehand, and 10% to Help Musicians.
Saul says, ”At Music Feeds you’ll get never-seen performances from leading artists, uncover new bands, and get up-close and personal with interviews. The festival will be broadcast to your Smart TV and devices over two nights, and festival goers can even join the sofa mosh-pit via the simultaneous Twitter listening party.
“Additional artists who have been unable to perform have donated unique items for the companions Music Feed charity auction.”
“With a single £15 ticket giving access to both nights, the festival is priced to allow as many people as possible to support the causes. There is also the option for festival goers to donate more. We are grateful to our ticketing partner DICE, who have significantly reduced their charges to only recover their costs.
“So, if you want to take positive action to end hunger, buy a ticket for yourself, buy one for a friend or donate one to charity, but please help by buying a ticket at MusicFeeds.org.”
The Co-op are running a competition on twitter to win a place at a digi (Zoom) meet with a few of the band after the event, you can find out more and enter here if you fancy: twitter.com/coopuk
“LIVE in Extraordinary Times” OUT TODAY
11th December 2020
Our gorgeous new LIVE album and DVD are out today!
The DVD is housed in a hardback photo book with the LIVE album on 23-track 2xCD – and also available as HD digital video download + WAV audio of the CD.
There’s also a 13-track coloured vinyl LP “From Manchester To Madrid”, plus new t-shirts to celebrate the release – all available now!
Head to the shop to get yours.
Live DVD & LP update at one week to go: Now with added digital!
4th December 2020
One week till the release of our brand new LIVE album and DVD, ‘Live in Extraordinary Times’! And we’ve got an important last minute addition to the offering due to popular demand.
We’ve had many requests from you lot to make the DVD available digitally (the disc is part of the Photo Book, which houses it) as well as the CD audio… so we’ve added a deluxe DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the DVD+2xCD content which will be available from the store on Friday 18th December.
It features an HD version of the DVD files, the 23 live tracks from the 2xCD (in WAV format) as well as digital artwork, for the reasonable sum of 17 English pounds.
Now, if you’ve ALREADY pre-ordered a Photo Book set – merry xmas! – we’re throwing in the digital version free of charge.
If you’ve already pre-ordered the 2xCD and/or 2xLP, you’ll now have the option to upgrade your order to add these for an extra tenner.
At time of writing there are still some of the numbered, limited edition (of 2000) Photo Books with signed art card and postcard available to pre-order, how long these will last is anybody’s guess. You can still pick up various lovely bundles too (check out the daisy t-shirt!), as well as the CDs and vinyl.
See you around – if all goes to plan, perhaps on the tour in the new year?
2021 Winter Arena Tour – UK & Ireland
16th November 2020
Lockdown greetings to one and all. In these extraordinary times, obviously our traditional winter tour won’t be possible, but let’s set a date for this time next year so we in Jamesland collectively have something to look forward to!
With that in mind, you’re cordially invited to our 2021 winter tour of the UK and Ireland, joined by very special guests and fellow Mancunian mavericks, Happy Mondays.
Dates for your 2021 diary:
Thursday 25 November — Leeds First Direct Arena
Friday 26 November — Birmingham Utilita Arena
Sunday 28 November — Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 30 November — Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Wednesday 01 December — Dublin 3Arena
Friday 03 December — Manchester AO Arena
Saturday 04 December — London SSE Wembley Arena
Jim says, “I take great pleasure in welcoming ‘Happy Mondays’ to join us on our 2021 Winter Tour.
True Manchester legends and old band buddies, it will be an honour to have them as our very special guests.
Make sure you get your tickets for an exceptional double bill of fun and fantastic music.”
Now we’ve also got some THRILLING whispers on the new music front to share with you…if you can keep a secret for a little while?
Springtime 2021 there’s a brand new James studio album due – our sweet sixteenth! – currently entitled All The Colours Of You.
Much more on that to come, shouted from the rooftops, in due time! But for now you can pre-order a copy to automatically get the link to our pre-sale for the 2021 arena tour – see shop landing page for details.
Tickets go on exclusive pre-sale this Wednesday 18 November at 9:30am (GMT), and you’ll automatically receive the private link with your order confirmation when you pre-order the coming studio album from our official merch partner any time between now and then.
We’ll also be doing our intimate, perennially popular VIP Soundchecks, which you can take a peek at here on WeAreJamesTV. These will be available in the pre-sale and you can find out what they include on our news page.
On Friday remaining tickets will go on general sale, visit our Live page for links and timing.
Hopefully this newsflash has brightened a dreary day with thoughts of winter singalongs to come, and a year full of new music. Of course you can still order our forthcoming LIVE album and DVD if you can’t wait for your James fix!
Stay warm and well x
LIVE in Extraordinary Times – the album & DVD!
13th October 2020
You asked (okay – pleaded, pestered, perhaps even profaned) and finally we’ve delivered: a new live double album and DVD! Including a beautiful photo-book set, as well as coloured vinyl, deluxe double CD, signed prints (get in early!), t-shirts, the full works.
“As requested by many lovers of the band – a live DVD and album to capture the spirit of the gigs of the last few years. Hopefully this will help us through the long nights of lockdown – reliving these gatherings of intimacy and passion. Thank you for coming along for the ride in the crazy world of James.” – Tim
In a year feeling anything but ordinary, this special collection reminds us of the power and connection of live music.
Released just in time for St. Nick to get his hands on it for you…11th December 2020. Sorry we can’t put on one of our traditional winter tours to warm your quarantined cockles but hopefully this is the next best thing.
Pre-order exclusively through the official James merch shop on TM Stores.
Live gigs in the diary again, fun and mayhem ensue
18th July 2020
It is with the very greatest of pleasure that we are announcing our Saturday headline slot at the Deer Shed Festival on the 31st of July 2021.
It’s exciting to be able to put live gigs in the diary again and all the fun and mayhem they entail.
A baby step back towards normality. Whatever normality is.
Together In One Voice – Doorstep Singalong
26th May 2020
James are delighted to be participating in Together In One Voice, organised by Manchester International Festival: “This Thursday evening, throw open your doors and windows to join friends and neighbours in a city-wide, spirits-lifting, socially-distanced community singalong. From Didsbury to Diggle, Stockport to Swinton, the citizens of Greater Manchester will be taking to their doorsteps and raising their collective voice in song for Together in One Voice – and if you’d like to join them, then join us, as we’ll be streaming the soundtrack on MIF Live.
“Together in One Voice is a one-off lockdown singalong set to a soundtrack of familiar favourites specially curated by musical director Dan McDwyer. We’ll be broadcasting the soundtrack in real-time via MIF Live so you can join in and sing along on the night – no experience necessary. There’ll also be contributions from some surprise guests, with six songs leading up to taking part in the weekly clap for carers at 8pm.
“Bringing together individuals and communities across Greater Manchester, Together in One Voice promises to be an event unlike any other – so please join us and thousands of your fellow citizens on MIF Live as we all come together in song. For more information on the event, including details of upcoming online rehearsals, visit togethermcr.com.”
‘Extraordinary Times’ Twitter Listening Party with the band & Tim Burgess
3rd May 2020
On Monday 4 May at 7pm (UK time), four of the band will be on twitter joining Tim Burgess for an Extraordinary Times listening party!
Facebook Live today at 8pm
23rd April 2020
Live from lockdown in Los Angeles, Tim will be hosting a Facebook Live on the James page today (Thursday 23 April), with a short acoustic performance (featuring his neighbour Joel Shearer) and a chat with the fans.
You can watch live on the James facebook page from about 8:15pm UK time just after the Clap For Our Carers.