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Tim Burgess vows Liverpool concert will be ‘a big day’

The Charlatans and James have announced a one-off joint concert at Liverpool Echo Arena for December 10.

Tickets for the event go on sale at 9:30am on Friday (August 26).

The two bands, who are both from the Manchester region, will play the show to mark James’ recent No 2 album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’. James bassist Jim Glennie said: “It’s always great to perform on the same stage as a band you admire and respect. This is one of those occasions. It’s a fantastic double bill, if I say so myself.”

Referring to former The Who manager Peter Rudge, Glennie added: “As the great Peter Rudge puts it ‘One plus one plus one equals three’. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

The Charlatans singer Tim Burgess said: “The Charlatans and James have the best fans in the world. Both bands have been talking for a while, hoping to get something sorted. We’re so pleased this is happening. It’s going to be a big day.”

James opened the Other Stage at Glastonbury this year, while The Charlatans – whose most recent album was ‘Modern Nature’ in 2015, headlined Kendal Calling.

Burgess releases a joint album with New York composer Peter Gordon, ‘Same Language, Different Worlds’, on September 2.