News Fri 16 Mar 2018

James Announce Better Than That Tour

James Announce Better Than That Tour





James are proud to announce they will embark on a seven date UK tour in May. The tour will see the group re-visit venues across the country not played by the band for many years, giving fans the chance to see them in unique and intimate surroundings. 


Beginning at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru on Wednesday 16th May, the tour visits Warrington, Blackburn, Halifax, Middlesborough and Oban, before ending at Scunthorpe’s Baths Hall on Friday 25th May. The special guests at these shows are five piece rock band Lanterns on the Lake.


Tim Booth says: "After the intimacy of the Manchester Albert Hall gig we decided to try a small tour of smallish venues. We'll see you in the mega domes later in the year!"


These shows will be their first run of dates in the UK since the huge success of their 2016 release Girl at the End of the World which reached number two in the charts, second only to Adele in their debut week.


The band are then set to play Common People Festival co-headlining the Southampton event on Saturday 26th May and headlining Oxford on Sunday 27th May before going on to perform at a handful of festivals across the UK, as well as playing European festivals including Bilbao BBK Live in Spain on Saturday 14th July.


A fan ticket presell will go on sale on Wednesday 21st March at 9am to those signed up to the James mailing list. Fans must ensure that they are signed up by 10am on Monday 19th March in order to access this pre-sale. Sign up HERE


General sale tickets go on sale on Friday 23rd March at 10am HERE



MAY TOUR (Support from Lanterns On The Lake)

WEDNESDAY 16th MAY        Llandudno, Venue Cymru

THURSDAY 17th MAY           Warrington, Parr Hall

SATURDAY 19th MAY                       Blackburn, King Georges

SUNDAY 20th MAY                Halifax, Victoria Theatre

TUESDAY 22nd MAY             Middlesbrough, Town Hall

WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY       Oban, Corran Hall

FRIDAY 25th MAY                  Scunthorpe, Baths Hall




James are one of the UK’s most creatively restless and most loved artists. After signing to Factory Records in 1982, the band went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From ‘Sit Down’ to ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’, ‘Come Home’, ‘Moving On to ‘Nothing But Love’ their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades, achieving both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide, playing shows across the globe and cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands. 2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially and critically successful album for nearly twenty years.