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‘Better Than That’ Tour coming in May!

16th March 2018

On general sale Friday 23 March at 10am! But sign up for our mailing list by 10am Monday morning, for an exclusive fan pre-sale…

Exclusive rendition of Sit Down for Musicians Against Homelessness

5th March 2018

The band are proud to support and help raise awareness for Musicians Against Homelessness with a special and exclusive rendition of Sit Down—featuring renowned composer/conductor Joe Duddell and a string quartet—filmed at Manchester’s Albert Hall last December.

MAH was launched by Alan McGee in 2016 with the twin aims of supporting upcoming talent through sourcing performance opportunities, and to raise the profile of homelessness whilst raising funds.

The campaign supports thousands of people living on the streets and in poverty via Crisis in England, Scotland and Wales and Simon Community in Northern Ireland.

To support their work please text MAH to 70004 to donate £3 to Crisis.*

Tim says, “Sit Down is a song about empathy so we are really honoured and happy that this beautiful version, arranged by Joe Duddell, is being used to raise money for the homeless.

“We seem to be living in times of increasing inequality where all the safety nets that my generation took for granted have been taken away.

“I don’t know how a person can hold their life together if they don’t have a home, a cave, someplace safe they can call their own. It is too easy for us to look the other way. Thank you to the kind souls who are running this charitable organisation for not doing so.”

Watch the video here on our WeAreJamesTV YouTube channel or below. And please consider making a donation to this great and very important cause. Cheers all.

(*Texts cost £3.00 plus your network charge. Crisis receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Helpline 08000 384838. Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094. Text STOP to 70004 to opt out of future contact from Crisis.)

Kendal comes a Callin‘

7th February 2018

Delighted to announce the band will be returning to Kendal Calling this summer. The final allocation of tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 8 Feb) at 10am. Visit the festival’s website for the line up and ticketing info.

First festival announcement for the new year

19th December 2017

James are off to Bilbao next summer to play at BBK Live festival over the weekend of 12-14 July, alongside Alt-J, Gorillaz, The XX, The Chemical Brothers, David Byrne and Noel Gallagher amongst others.

We’ll confirm the date for you as soon as we can. Stay tuned.

More information available from the Bilbao BBK Live website.

Timings for Manchester Albert Hall

14th December 2017

Provisional times for Monday at the Albert Hall:

Doors 6.30pm
Surprise guests 7pm
JAMES + Joe Duddell & String Quartet 7.40pm
James Allan (Glasvegas)
JAMES

N.B. James will be playing two sets — the early set will be a low key, intimate affair with Joe Duddell and a string quartet.

Don’t be late now! You snooze you lose.

James Allan and Joe Duddell join the bill for Manchester

29th November 2017

“Hi folks,

I’m very pleased to announce that joining us for our ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ gig, will be James Allan from band favourites the brilliant Glasvegas.

James has kindly offered his services as a solo performer and we are delighted he has.

Plus the wonderful Joe Duddell of ‘James Orchestra Tour’ fame has also kindly volunteered and is joining us for a few songs with a string quartet.

We will also have some surprise special guests appearing on the night, so make sure you’re there for doors opening so you don’t miss anything.

Best Wishes, Jim xx”

N.B. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm (sharp!) start.

Christmastime Benefit Gig For Manchester – An Intimate Evening With James

30th October 2017

“Very happy to announce this benefit gig that we have been trying to make happen since the atrocity took place. Please excuse our tardiness. We intend to make a memorable night of this intimate gig. With love, James.”

On Monday 18 December the band will play a special one-off show at Manchester’s beautiful Albert Hall.

Tickets will be priced at £45 and the band will be donating all net proceeds from ticket sales to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of bereaved families and victims of the May 2017 attack at Manchester Arena.

On sale at 10am on Tuesday 31st October, visit the Live page for links and phone numbers. Note this is a 14+ show, and there will be a 2 ticket limit per purchase.

A big thank-you to local artist Mancsy for donating his time and poster design to the cause.

Special guests coming soon…!

Dear John nominated for Best Animation at Berlin Music Video Awards

25th April 2017

Delighted to announce our music video for Dear John from Girl At The End Of The World has been nominated for Best Animation at the Berlin Music Video Awards.

Congratulations to director Péter Vácz and his talented team — and good luck! The video will be screened at the BMVA festival on 18th May, with the awards ceremony taking place the same evening.

You can watch the mysterious and quite wonderful video here.

Newmarket Nights – See you at the races

5th April 2017

James will play at Newmarket Racecourse for the first time on Friday 4th August, as part the Newmarket Nights ‘after the races’ summer concert series. For more information on the event please visit the Jockey Club Live website.

Tickets are on sale this Friday 7th April at 8am. See live page for links. Prices start at just £26 for adults and £13 for children aged 5-15. Under 4s are free.

Bargain of the summer?

Game of Thrones—Those who feel the breath of sadness…

30th March 2017

Manchester meets Westeros in the new Game of Thrones trailer for Season 7: Long Walk. Have a watch/listen below, or here on the official Game of Thrones YouTube channel.

The internet is already abuzz with chatter and questions about from whence and whom this song came.

Never mind Winter. Batten down the hatches, Manchester is coming…

For those unfamiliar with Sit Down, here’s a live version the band recommend, filmed at T In The Park in the summer of 2007.

Tim says: “Having read the books, and watched the series twice, I was very excited when Game of Thrones asked to use Sit Down for their preview. I think the last two songs used were ‘Heroes’ and ‘Wicked Game’ – so we are in great company.

“We thought they would make their own version, to suit the landscape of the series, but apparently they were attached to the original. Now if only they would invite us to perform at Daenerys’ coronation…”