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James announce intimate London show and May UK tour (2016)

Tim Booth, lead singer of James

Story by Jack Foley

JAMES are returning with two very intimate shows in Manchester and London this February (2016), ahead of their full UK tour in May.

Performing tracks from their forthcoming album, Girl At The End of the World, plus their classic hits, the band are set to play Manchester Academy 2 on Wednesday, February 17 and London Scala on Thursday, February 18.

Jim Glennie said: “We finally get to play the Manchester Academy 2 or MDH (Main Debating Hall) as it used to be known. This venue played such a huge part in my musical education. Seeing Human League, Pere Ubu, Gang Of Four, The Fall and so many more in such a cool, little venue. We’ve never played The Scala either.

“It also seems to have a great history and a great reputation. Debuting the new album will be scary but should be fun.”

The album preview dates come a month before the release of Girl At The End Of The World, out on BMG Recordings on March 18.

The second single taken from the record, Nothing But Love, premiered this morning on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 2. This new track is also now available as an instant grat on iTunes and for pre-orders made via the band’s webstore on

Girl At The End Of The World sees the band team again with producer Max Dingel (The Killers, Muse, White Lies). The new album is both anthemic and euphoric, with it’s simmering electronica continuing James’ long connection to the dance floor.

The Girl At The End Of The World Tour spans the UK, including a giant hometown show at Manchester Arena and a three-date takeover of London at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Forum Kentish Town and O2 Brixton Academy.

Joining James on tour will be Jack Savoretti, one of the UK’s standout male singer songwriters.

The May tour dates are as follows…

2 – Bristol Colston Hall sold out
3 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
4 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
6 – London Forum
7 – London O2 Academy Brixton sold out
9 – Norwich UEA
10 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
12 – Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena
13 – Manchester Arena (Support from Jack Savoretti)
14 – Leeds First Direct Arena (Support from Jack Savoretti)
16 – Hull City Hall
17 – Newcastle City Hall
19 – Glasgow The SSE Hydro (Support from Jack Savoretti)
20 – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (Support from Jack Savoretti)
21 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall sold out