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Jamiroquai announce London show and new LP, Automation


Story by Jack Foley

GRAMMY award winning global electronic soul funk superstars Jamiroquai have announced their return with their eight studio album, Automaton.

Written and self- produced by Jay Kay and Jamiroquai keyboard-maestro Matt Johnson , Automaton will be available for release on March 31 via Virgin EMI.

A slice of neo-noir science fiction, the video for Automation was directed by Charlie Lightening (Arcade Fire, Bjork) with creative direction from front man Jay Kay.

This is the latest visual to be released from the band, who were responsible for such game-changing videos as Canned Heat, Little L & four-time MTV Video Music Award winner Virtual Insanity.

On Automaton Jay Kay commented: “The inspiration for Automaton is in recognition of the rise of artificial intelligence and technology in our world today and how we as humans are beginning to forget the more pleasant, simple and eloquent things in life and in our environment including our relationship with one another as human beings.”

Jamiroquai have also announced a unique intimate headline show at The London Roundhouse on the day of album release, preceded by their first live show in six years at Pleyel in Paris in March.

As previously announced, Jamiroquai will also be performing at a string of international headline festival dates.

Pre-order the album and receive Automaton as an Instant-Grat track now, here

Jamiroquai headline shows (all 2017)

28 – La Salle Pleyel, Paris
31 – The Roundhouse, London

25 – Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Jamiroquai 2017 festival dates

May 27-28 – Seoul Jazz Festival, Seoul, South Korea
June 17 – Release Athens 2017, Athens, Greece
July 9 – North Sea Jazz, Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 11 – Firenze Summer Festival, Visarno Arena, Florence, Italy
July 14 – Pori Jazz, Pori, Finland
July 16 – Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains, France
July 18 – Moon & Stars, Locarno, Switzerland
July 22 – Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
August 5 – Sudoeste, Portugal
August 12 – Boardmasters, UK