James Bay announces UK and Ireland tour

Singer-songwriter lines up 12 dates after debut album goes to straight to Number One

James Bay has announced plans for an autumn tour in the UK and Ireland.

The singer-songwriter, who’s album ‘Chaos And The Calm’ shot straight to Number One yesterday (March 29) in the UK album chart, will hit the road for a 12 date jaunt from September 23 at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

His tour will take in further shows at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on September 30 before wrapping up at Ireland’s Dublin Olympia on October 14.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday (April 2). To check the availability of James Bay tickets, click here.

Bay’s recent hit ‘Hold Back The River’ also climbed to Number Two in the UK singles chart over the weekend.

He will play:

Manchester O2 Apollo (September 23)
Glasgow O2 Academy (24)
Newcastle O2 Academy (27)
Leeds O2 Academy (28)
London Brixton 02 Academy (30)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (October 4)
Monday 5th Oct – Brighton Dome (5)
Tuesday 6th Oct – Bournemouth Solent Hall (6)
Thursday 8th Oct – Birmingham O2 Academy (8)
Friday 9th Oct – Swindon Oasis (9)
Sunday 11th Oct – Belfast Ulster Hall (11)
Wednesday 14th Oct – Ireland Dublin Olympia (14)

Speaking about his new album, Bay recently compared it with Damien Rice and The Rolling Stones.

He added: “This sounds like a debut album from someone having a go for the first time with songs they believe in and a load of different flavours and sounds. People have said my music reminds them of Damien Rice and others have compared songs to The Rolling Stones.

“I love that and I like the split-screen element to what I do. On this side you are looking at something very serene and mellow, then the next side, much heavier.”