James have revealed details of their new album ‘Yummy’, due out for release on 12 April 2024 via Virgin Music.
The full-length will be the band’s 18th studio album to date and is produced by Leo Abrahams (Jon Hopkins, Brian Eno, Jarvis Cocker, Imogen Heap and Regina Spektor) and mixed by Cenzo Townsend (Courteeners, The Specials, Everything Everything).
James have also shared the record’s first single ‘Is This Love’. Frontman Tim Booth said, “Love as a bomb, a Tsunami that rolls over our life as we cling to the wreckage of our peace of mind’.”
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James have lined-up their biggest ever tour for this June and will be heading to arenas across the UK with special guests Razorlight. The run of shows will culminate with a huge London date at The O2, which will be the first time the band have played the 20,000-capacity venue.
James 2024 UK Tour Dates:
Aberdeen P&J Live, 03 June
Newcastle Utilita Arena, 05
Glasgow OVO Hydro, 07
Leeds First Direct Arena, 08
Cardiff Utilita Arena, 11
Birmingham Utilita Arena, 12
Manchester Co-op Live, 14
London The O2, 15
In addition, Tim, Jim and Saul will perform with Joe Duddell and an orchestra at Music Feeds Live: A Concert to Fight Food Poverty in aid of The Trussell Trust at O2 Apollo Manchester on 27 February. They will be joining other artists including Slow Readers Club, Lanterns on the Lake, and British Poet Laureate Simon Armitage with his band LYR. Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher will host the event alongside BBC 6 Music presenter Chris Hawkins, with Joe Duddell collaborating with the guests throughout the night.
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In celebration of the band’s 40th Anniversary last year, James were honoured at The Ivor Novello Awards 2023, receiving the PRS Music Icon Award and kickstarting a whole year of celebration. They went on to release their orchestral double album ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’, which reached No.3 in the UK charts in June and was followed by a run of sold out tour dates and summer festival appearances.
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