James Bay announces new album, single, and UK and world tour dates

The follow-up to 'Chaos And The Calm' is coming

James Bay has announced the release of his second album, ‘Electric Light’.

The singer-songwriter won worldwide acclaim with his 2015 debut ‘Chaos And The Calm‘, scoring three Grammy nominations, and awards from the BRITs, Ivor Novello Awards, MTV EMAs, and MTV VMAs.

‘Electric Light’ will be released on May 18 via Virgin EMI, and will feature recent single ‘Wild Love’ and its follow-up, ‘Pink Lemonade’. Listen to the latter below.


In a press release, Bay said: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame – while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. ‘Electric Light’ came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”

The musician co-wrote and co-produced the record with Jon Green, while Paul Epworth also contributed to the production.

The tracklist for ‘Electric Light’ is as follows:

‘Wasted On Each Other’

‘Pink Lemonade’
‘Wild Love’
‘In My Head’
‘Just For Tonight’
‘I Found You’
‘Sugar Drunk High’
‘Stand Up’
‘Fade Out’

Bay has also announced a new run of tour dates across the UK, Europe and North America. Visit his official website for more details. His new tour dates are as follows:



London, The Roundhouse (May 29)
Manchester, Albert Hall (May 30)
Sheffield, O2 Academy (June 1)
Bristol, Colston Hall (2)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (3)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (5)
Leicester, De Montfort Hall (6)

Paris, Elysee Montmartre (8)
Amsterdam, Melkweg (11)
Berlin, Huxleys (12)



Atlanta, Coca Cola Roxy Theatre (September 13)
Nashville, Ascend Ampitheater (14)
Durham, Performing Arts Center (15)
New York, Beacon Theater (18)
Washington DC, The Anthem (20)
Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing Festival Pier (25)
Boston, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (26)
Toronto, Woodbine Park (28)
Detroit, Masonic Temple Theatre (29)
Chicago, Aragon Ballroom (October 1)
Minneapolis, State Theatre (2)
Salt Lake City, Union Event Center (5)
Los Angeles, The Greek Theatre (7)
Berkeley, The Greek Theatre (11)
Vancouver, Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (13)
Portland, Rose Garden – Theatre Of The Clouds (15)


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