JAMES ANNOUNCE GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD ALBUM AND TOUR 2016
NEW ALBUM RELEASED MARCH
James are proud to announce their new album Girl At The End Of The World out on BMG Recordings on 18th March, plus a major headline tour for 2016.
James are one of the UK’s most creatively restless and loved artists. Known for their unique and diverse style over their 13 studio albums, they’re both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, having sold over 12 million albums worldwide. The band originally signed to the iconic Factory Records in 1982, and have since gone onto produce a string of massive hit singles, including: Sit Down, Come Home, She’s A Star and Born of Frustration. Now, 32 years on they have come up with a record that the band consider their best ever.
Girl At The End Of The World sees the band team with producer Max Dingel (The Killers, Muse, White Lies) with the legendary Brian Eno infusing his unique influence into the blend. The new album is both anthemic and euphoric, with it’s simmering electronica continuing James’ long connection to the dance floor. The band’s trademark songwriting and Tim Booth’s distinctive vocal & evocative lyrics prove once again to be amongst Britain’s finest.
“Bands talk about that difficult second album but it’s the trickster 14th one that’s the real M*&^%R F&%$#R,” says Tim Booth of the making of the new record. “As always with James it’s a collaborative process allowing ample room for improvisation, intuition, skill and dumb luck. From the outside our process looks like chaos but chaos is our friend and we have a history that gives us confidence that something magical will eventually appear. Most of my best lyrics are unconscious typos so don¹t ask me what it’s about; your projection is as good as mine. This was perhaps the most difficult and stressful album we have ever made. I hope you find it as rewarding as we do. OYSTER- GRIT-PEARL.”
Jim Glennie says ‘The essence of James is live. The pleasure never diminishes. I can’t wait for us to get our hands on these songs in front of the best audience a band can have’.
The Girl At The End Of The World Tour spans the UK, including a giant hometown show at Manchester Arena and a 3 date takeover of London at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Forum Kentish Town and O2 Brixton Academy.
Tickets are on general sale this Friday, November 20.
The album is available to pre order from Wednesday, November 18.
Girl At The End Of The World track listing:
To My Surprise
Nothing But Love
Feet Of Clay
Move Down South
Girl At The End Of The World
Praise for 2014’s La Petite Mort:
“They could be Coldplay from a parallel Universe”– Evening Standard ****
“Veteran Indie Rockers are as vital as ever” – Independent
“Powerful & Uplifting” – Uncut
“James’ new album does not sound like the work of an act well into its fourth decade.. they sound alive and playful and endlessly curious…” – Independent
“Theatrical sound build for stadium” – Daily Express ****
“It’s a set of well-crafted, button-pushing pop songs of the widescreen kind that fill festival fields” – Metro
“One of the finest bands to emerge from Tony’s Wilson iconic Factory Records” – Sunday Express ****
Tickets for James go on general sale 9.30am Friday 20 November at
JAMES – GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD TOUR
LIVE ACROSS LONDON
Wednesday 4th May London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday 6th May London Forum
Saturday 7th May London O2 Academy Brixton
Monday 2nd May Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 3rd May Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 9th May Norwich UEA
Tuesday 10th May Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thursday 12th May Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena
Friday 13th May Manchester Arena
Saturday 14th May Leeds First Direct Arena
Monday 16th May Hull City Hall
Tuesday 17th May Newcastle City Hall
Thursday 19th May Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Friday 20th May Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Saturday 21st May Nottingham Royal Concert Hall