James Bay announces new album, single, and UK tour

James Bay announces new album, single, and UK tour





Pre-Order Electric Light Here

Check out “Pink Lemonade” Here

James Bay will release his much anticipated second album, Electric Light on Friday 18th May via Virgin EMI. The follow up to his internationally acclaimed, multi-million selling, BRIT and Ivor-winning, triple GRAMMY® nominated debut, Chaos & The Calm (2015), the album’s release will be accompanied by newly announced UK tour dates including a London show at The Roundhouse on 29th May.


Fans can now pre-order Electric Light  to unlock an instant download of the brilliant first single “Wild Love” and the newly released “Pink Lemonade.” Premiering as Apple Music Beats 1 “World Record” today, “Pink Lemonade” illuminates another shade of Electric Lightshowcasing Bay’s evolution with a louder sound and transistor guitars. The song comes out ahead of Bay’s NBC Saturday Night Live debut performance on Saturday 10th March. Check out “Pink Lemonade” HERE!


After selling out his London show in minutes, as well as his US spring headline tour, Bay now announced details of a run of UK dates to coincide with the album release, as well as  an expanded North American tour later this year. Fan pre-sale for these newly added shows will begin on Wednesday 14th March at 10am local time, with the public on-sale taking place on Friday 16th March at 10am local time. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets with any purchase from shop.jamesbay.com. For all tickets, go to: www.jamesbay.com.


Aspiring to push his own musical boundaries with Electric Light, Bay notes: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame – while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”


Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. Released on February 8th, single “Wild Love” has already reached 10 million Spotify streams and counting in addition to racking up nearly 3 million views from its official music video co-starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.


Be on the lookout for more news from BAY and pre-order Electric Light HERE via Virgin EMI.


Electric Light Tracklist

1. Intro
2. Wasted On Each Other
3. Pink Lemonade
4. Wild Love
5. Us
6. In My Head
7. Interlude
8. Just For Tonight
9. Wanderlust
10. I Found You
11. Sugar Drunk High
12. Stand Up
13. Fade Out
14. Slide


JAMES BAY 2018 TOUR DATES (UK dates in bold):

March 15th London Brixton Electric SOLD OUT*

March 25th Seattle, WA  The Showbox    SOLD OUT*

March 27th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore       SOLD OUT*

March 28th Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater SOLD OUT*

March 31st Chicago, IL       Metro SOLD OUT*

April 2nd Washington, D.C. Lincoln Theatre SOLD OUT*

April 3rd Brooklyn, NY                      Brooklyn Steel   SOLD OUT*

April 5th Boston, MA       Royale NightClub SOLD OUT*

April 6th Philadelphia, PA     Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) SOLD OUT*

April 8th Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT*


May 27th                    SWANSEA, Radio 1 Biggest Weekend +


May 29th                    LONDON                                The Roundhouse +

May 30th                    MANCHESTER                     Albert Hall +

June 1st                     SHEFFIELD                           O2 Academy +

June 2nd                    BRISTOL                               Colston Hall +

June 3rd                     CAMBRIDGE                         Corn Exchange +

June 5th                     NEWCASTLE                        O2 Academy +

June 6th                     LEICESTER                           De Montfort Hall +


June 8th                      PARIS                                     Elysee Montmartre

June 11th                    AMSTERDAM                                    Melkweg

June 12th                    BERLIN                                   Huxleys



29th June                   GLASGOW, TRNSMT Festival*

17th August                RIZE FESTIVAL*


September 13th Atlanta, GA     Coca Cola Roxy Theatre +

September 14th Nashville, TN    Ascend Amphitheater+

September 15th Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center +

September 18th New York, NY        Beacon Theater+

September 20th Washington, DC      The Anthem+

September 25th Philadelphia, PA                Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+

September 26th Boston, MA              Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+

September 28th Toronto, ON Woodbine Park+

September 29th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre+

October 1st Chicago, IL            Aragon Ballroom+

October 2nd Minneapolis, MN             State Theatre+

October 5th Salt Lake City, UT              Union event Center+

October 7th Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theater+

October 11th Berkeley, CA                      The Greek Theatre+

October 13th Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+

October 14th Seattle, WA                        Paramount Theatre+

October 15th Portland, OR Rose Garden – Theater of the Clouds+


*Previously Announced Tour + New Dates

For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com


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James Bay is the definition of a modern day rock star.  Following the release of his debut album Chaos And The Calm, featuring—“Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”BAY was nominated for “Best Rock Album,” Best Rock Song,” and “Best New Artist” at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In the UK, the record became the “Biggest New Artist Album Release” that year and has been certified Gold in the United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, platinum in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, double platinum in the UK and has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in global consumption, and 2.7 billion streams worldwide. Receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award in 2015, BAY has gone on to receive a win for “Best Male Solo Artist” at the BRITS, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, “Best New Act” & “Best Solo Artist” at the Q Awards, “Most Performed Work” at the Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for “Best New” & “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA’s and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act.” On the other side of the globe, he has received a nod for “Best International Artist” at the ARIA Awards in Australia. In addition to selling out shows and performing at festivals across the globe, BAY lent a new version of his song “Running” for the 2016 Sports Relief charity,  is an advocate for the international non-profit Wateraid, designed his own signature line for Topman, and Epiphone created the Limited Edition James Bay Signature “1966 Century” Guitar in his name.

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