Paul McCartney’s son James announces debut UK tour and ticket details

He cites Radiohead, Nirvana and The Beatles as influences

Paul McCartney‘s son James has announced his first UK headline tour, to take place this February and March.

The jaunt comes after he played a raft of secret gigs last October under the name Light. McCartney has spent much of the last two years recording his debut album, though no release date is confirmed at present.

Speaking about his songs, he said: “The music was inspired by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Radiohead – and all good music. It is basically rock’n’roll, clean-sounding and vocal. We are mixing our album in Sussex and New York. The words on the album refer to spirituality, love, family, trying to sort out one’s life, and many other things. I have written the songs over a 10-year period.”

James McCartney plays:

Liverpool O2 Academy 2 (February 25)
York Fibbers (26)
Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (28)
Manchester The Ruby Lounge (March 2)
Nottingham Bodega (4)
Tunbridge Wells The Forum (7)
Brighton Audio (8)
London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (9)
London 100 Club (10)
Bristol Cooler (13)
Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (14)
Glasgow King Tut’s (17)
Birmingham O2 Academy 3 (19)
Cardiff Barfly (20)

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