James have confirmed that their 17th studio album will be released in April 2024.
The news was accompanied by details of a UK arena tour next year along with special guests Razorlight.
The upcoming full-length’s first single is due to be announced in January, with more details to follow soon.
In the meantime, fans can pre-order the new album for the chance to access pre-sale access to the 2024 tour.
The band was honoured at The Ivor Novello Awards 2023, receiving the PRS Music Icon Award and kicking off a year of celebration for their 40th Anniversary. The prestigious accolade was followed by the release of their orchestral double album ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’, which reached No.3 in the UK charts in June.
James have entered a golden era and will continue to do so in 2024 and for many more years to come.
Frontman Tim Booth commented, “Deeply proud to announce that we are touring next year to coincide with the release of a rather wonderful new album that we are mixing this week. The new songs sound belting, and will fit this arena tour. Really looking forward to celebrating with you. Expect a mixture of the expected and unexpected – just like life. Nothing but love”
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
PRE-ORDER THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM HERE:
Excited to announce our 2024 arena tour w special guests @Razorlight & a new album release. Pre-sale opens Wednesday 4th October at 9:30am for those who pre order our signed CD available from official store https://t.co/DwpGrAUESZ
Fri 6th October at 9:30am: General sale. pic.twitter.com/mmyHk6KWdr
— James (@wearejames) September 29, 2023
The band is Tim Booth, Jim Glennie, Saul Davies, Adrian Oxaal, David Baynton-Power, Mark Hunter, Andy Diagram, Chloe Alper, Deborah Knox-Hewson.
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