Jamie T performed in Liverpool on Wednesday night (July 30), as part of his comeback UK tour. It’s the first time he’s played a run of gigs since October 2010. Check out the best photos.
Jamie T’s four-date comeback UK tour arrived in Liverpool on Wednesday night (July 30), where the singer-songwriter played an hour-long set to an ecstatic crowd, debuting five songs from his forthcoming new album ‘Carry On The Grudge’.
The tour, which kicked off on Tuesday at the Glasgow School of Art, sees Jamie T return to the live stage for his first live dates since October 2010. Outside the gig in Liverpool, tickets were changing hands for up to £50 outside the 450-capacity venue, while inside anticipation built as the crowd repeatedly chanted his name.
When he appeared, it was to rapturous cheers, and he opened with the first new song of the night, the melancholic ‘Limits Lie’. That was followed by recent comeback single ‘Don’t You Find’, which the crowd sung along to word-for-word, despite the track only being released earlier this month.
The other new songs – ‘Mary Lee’, ‘Murder of Crows’ and ‘They Told Me It Rained’ – hinted at a tonal shift from his earlier work, and were largely bereft of any hip-hop influence.
The response to the new material was enthusiastic, but predictably, it was older tracks like ‘Salvador’, ‘368’ and ‘If You Got The Money’ that drew the loudest cheers.
By the time ‘Sticks and Stones’ brought the 13-song set to a close, the crowd’s enthusiasm spilled over into a mini stage-invasion.
Though he was clearly enjoying himself, he kept his words to a minimum throughout, making only a passing reference to his four-year absence.
Speaking from the stage he said, “it’s good to be back”, finally promising fans that he would return “soon”.
He’ll play shows at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (July 31) and London’s Tufnell Park Dome (August 7) to conclude this short run of gigs. His new album is due out at the end of September.