ANNOUNCE MAJOR OUTDOOR HEADLINE SHOW FOR SUMMER 2022
SATURDAY 2ND JULY 2022 – MANCHESTER CASTLEFIELD BOWL
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
CELEBRATING THEIR LEGENDARY ALTON TOWERS SHOW ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY
PLAYING EVERY SONG FROM THEIR ORIGINAL SET
“James are finally, officially, celebrating their elevation into the big league, with a show which underlines just how much the Manchester once melancholics have become a youth culture phenomenon.” Melody Maker 1992
"James remains one of the few British bands able to compete on the commercial level of today's international pop stars." – Billboard, 2018
“With their 40th anniversary looming, they’re at a late-period peak.” MOJO, 2021
Following their blistering performing at the Isle Of Wight Festival at the weekend, james have today announced a major outdoor headline show for summer 2022 at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl.
The show date on July 2nd, marks 30 years since james’ show at Alton Towers which saw 30,000 revellers descend onto the Staffordshire theme park for a legendary set all broadcast live with Chris Evans on Radio 1. Their Alton Towers night created many a ‘I was there’ moments for james fans, so to celebrate the band will performing the same set list of songs from that night at Castlefield Bowl.
It’s quite remarkable a 30 year old set list includes so many hits such as ‘Come Home’, ‘Born of Frustration’, ‘Say Something’, ‘Ring The Bells’, ‘Sound’ & ‘Sit Down’ as well as continued live favourites like ‘Stutter’, ‘Johnny Yen’ & ‘Hymn From a Village’ in addition to rare gems like ‘Goalie’s Ball’ & ‘Live A Love of Life’, ‘America’ & ‘Next Lover’ which haven’t been performed in decades.
Tim Booth comments
Bassist Jim Glennie remembers “It was a crazy day that was nearly defeated by the weather and the gig was all the more celebratory due to the near miss. Come and celebrate 30 years since that iconic day and this time with guaranteed sunshine!”.
James are undoubtedly a jewel in the British music crown. Since their breakthrough single ‘Sit Down’, James have released 16 studio albums including the recent UK top 3 album ‘All The Colours Of You’, selling over 25 million copies in the process, and performed countless headline shows and festivals across the world. They continue to be a huge live draw, having sold 60,000 tickets for a UK arena tour scheduled for this November and December, the band’s fastest selling tour ever.
Tickets for James at Castlefield Bowl go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 24th September and will be available from https://www.gigsandtours.com/
SATURDAY 2ND JULY 2022
MANCHESTER CASTLEFIELD BOWL
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
JAMES - Alton Towers set list July 4, 1992
(to be performed, not necessarily in order)
Born of Frustration
Hymn From A Village
Live A Love Of Life
Ring The Bells
God Only Knows
How Was It For You?
What's The World