James Announce The Gathering Sound UK Tour
Following their ‘Funny For Money’ sketch with Peter Kay at last week’s Comic Relief, James will be embarking on their ‘The Gathering Sound’ Tour next month.
The legendary Manchester band who have released twelve albums and sold more than 20 million albums worldwide will be performing songs from their extensive back catalogue. James will be joined by very special guests Echo and The Bunnymen and will the first time the two bands have toured together.
‘The Gathering Sound’ tour is the first chance to see James performing in the UK since their Orchestra Of The Swan/Manchester Consort Choir tour in 2011. The tour is also a chance to catch up with Echo and the Bunnymen who will be touring for the first time since their appearances reappraising their seminal first two ‘Crocodiles’ and ‘Heaven Up Here’ albums in 2010. Echo and the Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978 and since then have released eleven studio albums including ‘Porcupine’ – which reached No.2 – and ‘Ocean Rain’ which hit the No.4 spot. The band’s last studio album entitled ‘The Fountain’ was released in 2009. The two bands appeared on the same bill for the first time this summer, at Sound Island Festival in Kent where James headlined.
Lead singer Tim Booth said: “It is with great pleasure that we are joined on the Gathering Sound April tour by the legendary Echo and the Bunnymen as our very special guests. We will be re-working old songs and revealing some new steps – expect the unexpected and prepare yourself for more passion than fifty shades of grey.”
James are currently writing and working on new material together in Scotland
Saturday 13 Glasgow SECC Hall
Monday 15 Newcastle O2Academy SOLD OUT
Tuesday 16 Sheffield O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Wednesday 17 Bristol Colston Hall SOLD OUT
Friday 19 London O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 20 London O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
Monday 22 Bournemouth O2Academy
Tuesday 23 Leeds O2Academy SOLD OUT
Thursday 25 Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 26 Manchester Arena
JAMES have also been confirmed to appear this year’s V Festival in August and will also be playing their first ever forest gig at Thretford Forest on 13th June. Tickets will be priced at £38 (plus booking fees) and are available tobuy online or over the telephone from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400.