Longstanding UK indie icons – JAMES – are delighted to announce an outdoor show at Bath Racecourse this Spring.
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year, the Mancunian heroes will be bringing the enduring sounds of their back catalogue, plus highlights from their critically acclaimed new album ‘All The Colours of You’, to the West Country later in 2022.
Headlining the prestigious racecourse on Friday 3rd June 2022, this special ‘Live After Racing’ fixture will include a full day at the races, before a euphoric headline set by James late into the evening.
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Since their breakthrough single in 1991, “Sit Down”, James have released 16 studio albums (ten of them hitting the UK Top 10), sold over 25 million albums worldwide, scored four UK Top 10 hits (inc. “Come Home”, “She’s A Star” and “Laid”) and performed countless headline shows & festivals across the world.
Releasing their most recent album in 2021, ‘All The Colours Of You’, the record arrived as one of the most fresh and festival-ready of their 40-year career. Recorded in part before the Covid pandemic struck, the album was produced by the Grammy award-winning Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, Taylor Swift, Snow Patrol, The Killers). On production duties with James for the first time, Lee bought a fresh approach to their sound, working remotely from his studio liaising with Tim (his Topanga Canyon neighbour) liaising with Jim in a daisy chain, reimagining their demos, and capturing the band in all their virtual glory.
The result is the sound of one of Britain’s best bands, deconstructed and reassembled by one of the world’s most renowned producers. A hit with fans and press alike, the album was praised by MOJO as “a late-period peak” and UNCUT as “an album that thrums with a sense of urgency both timely and slightly remarkable”.
Confirming the band’s eternal status as a huge live draw, the UK Winter arena tour for ‘All The Colours Of You’ saw James sell over 60,000 tickets, with the dates selling faster than any previous James tour yet. With the roar of the audiences still ringing in their ears, James are now limbering up for a headline slot at the capacious grounds of Bath Racecourse this Spring, where the band will be looking to reignite the jubilant scenes of those November and December shows once more.
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