The James show I caught in September 2008 is one of the most exhilarating and emotionally draining shows I ever have been fortunate to witness and over a year later, Hey Ma still stands as one of the best records of the decade. It's the best record this past decade U2 never made.
James is announcing some spring 2010 shows and it appears they have some new music around the corner as well. You can also download a new track for free, "Not So Strong" at the official home page in exchange for a email address. Go here.
Full press release below...
The Mirrorball Tour
The latest James news flash, from Larry Gott:
Hello you lovely lot. The nice people at SJM concerts have put together a rather eclectic series of concerts for us all to enjoy together in the spring of 2010. We are getting to re-visit some venues for the first time in ages, most notably The Royal Albert Hall, last visited on the 'Meat is Murder' tour supporting fellow Manc mukkers Moz/Marr etc, back in '85.
Fan pre-sale 2nd Dec.
The tour will be announced on Monday the 30th November, and the tickets go on general sale the following Thursday 3rd December at 9:30am.
However, because we like you lot so much you get first shout on the good seats by ordering the day before, on Wednesday 2nd December via a special pre-sale link on wearejames.com.
New (mini) album – 'The Night Before'
All of us are working hard on the batch of songs that will become the first of two mini-albums released next year and they are sounding great! We even have a title (gasp!) "THE NIGHT BEFORE".
It will be out in April 2010 and you will have the chance to pre-order it exclusively through wearejames.com when you order your tickets, by clicking here: wearejames.com/tickets.
See you all in April.
The Mirrorball Tour, April 2010
Monday 5th - Edinburgh Corn Exchange (0844 4999 990)
Tuesday 6th - Newcastle Academy (0844 477 2000)
Thursday 8th - Sheffield Academy (0844 477 2000)
Friday 9th - Preston Guildhall (01772 258 858)
Saturday 10th - Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 357 851)
Monday 12th - Southend Cliffs Pavilion (01702 351 135)
Tuesday 13th - Bournemouth Academy (0844 477 2000)
Thursday 15th - Bristol Colston Hall (0117 922 3686)
Friday 16th - London Royal Albert Hall (020 7589 8212)
Saturday 17th - Liverpool University (0151 256 5555)
Pre-sale tickets will be available from wearejames.com/tickets from 9:30am on Wednesday 2nd December, and go on general sale at 9:30am on Thursday 3rd December, at which time they will be available from wearejames.com, gigsandtours.com, seetickets.com, and via 24-hour credit card hotline on 0844 826 2826.