JAMES have been forced to pull out of this year’s Glastonbury Festival due to the demands of their Lollapalooza schedule in the US. The band were added to the Lollapalooza bill at the last minute after they had to cancel their earlier North American dates when lead singer Tim Booth badly injured his neck dancing onstage in Vancouver. Lollapalooza’s schedule and Tim’s neck injury had already seen off the band’s appearances at V97 in Chelmsford and Leeds. With Glastonbury scratched, the band’s only UK festival appearance this summer will now be at Reading on August 22, as previously reported in NME.
James release a new single ‘Waltzing Along’, the follow-up to their Number 13 hit ‘Tomorrow’, on Monday (June 23). The track, taken from their Top Ten album ‘Whiplash’, is released on three different CDs featuring a number of new songs including ‘Your Story’, ‘Where You Gonna Run’ and ‘Long To Be Right’. There’s also remixes of the A-side by Skint’s Midfield General and drum’n’bass genius Flytronix. As for Tim’s neck injury, a spokeswoman said: “He’s really got to take it quite easily, but he is on the mend. They’re really looking forward to playing Reading, though.”