James played a low-key gig on Tuesday night in London’s Embassy Rooms to launch their new album, ‘Millionaires’.
In a venue crammed with around 500 fans, the band, who have been more used to playing to a hundred times that number, stormed through a couple of hours’ worth of old hits and new material.
Tuesday night’s intimate show doesn’t represent the way things will be going for the band. If anything, they want to play bigger shows so they don’t have to be on the road for most of the year: “We haven’t done the long tours, really, since late, ‘coz we got fed up with them and they wear you down”, Tim Booth told Radio 1.
“It’s hard to keep inspired when you’re doing like a three month tour in the back of a bus, travelling around America to places like Lubbock. So, really now we do more hit and runs and the most we’ll ever tour for, probably, is about three weeks. People get too drunk otherwise!”, he said.