James announce UK tour with choir and orchestra – ticket details

Indie stalwarts will play nine dates in the autumn

Tim Booth of James. The Manchester band had never played Isle Of Wight before but nonetheless felt an affinity with the festival since their manager tour-managed The Who when they played Isle of Wight in 1970.
James have announced a UK tour for October and November that will see them playing live alongside an orchestra and full choir.

The tour is billed as An Evening with James with the Orchestra of the Swan and the Manchester Consort Choir and will see the band reworking their back catalogue to include the 22-piece orchestra and 16 person choir.

The run begins at Cardiff Millennium Centre on October 23 and includes two nights at The Bridgewater Hall in the band’s hometown of Manchester, these shows are set for October 31 and November 1. The tour ends at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 4.



The band released a new mini album 'The Night Before' in April last year.

James will play:

Cardiff Millennium Centre (October 23)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (24)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (25)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (27)
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (29)
Manchester Bridgewater Hall (31, November 1)
Gateshead Sage (2)
London Royal Albert Hall (4)


Tickets go on sale at Friday (July 1) at 9.30am (BST). To check the availability of James tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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