JAMES have announced a UK tour in October/November.
Currently working on a new studio album, the group, who attracted much praise for their sets at the recent V2000 festival, are to play 12 dates to coincide with the release of their forthcoming biography Folklore: James – The Official Story.
The full dates for the tour are as follows:
Leeds University Union (October 21)
Liverpool Royal Court (22)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (23)
Bristol Colston Hall (25)
Exeter University (26)
Poole Arts Centre (27)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (November 2)
Grimsby Auditorium (3)
Norwich U.E.A. (4)
Sheffield City Hall (6)
Nottingham Rock City (7)
London Brixton Academy (8)
Having postponed the scheduled release of their forthcoming B-sides album until 2001, James will now be releasing two albums next year.
Fans are still being invited to vote for their favourite B-sides on the band’s official website before the final track listing for the that album is finalised, while the band themselves are sifting through the 30 “sketched out” songs they’ve demoed for their next studio album, which they’re hoping to begin with producer Stephen Street following the tour. The band previewed three new songs – ‘Coffee And Toast’, ‘Everyone’s A Junkie’ and ‘Senorita’ at V2000.
Finally, the band’s official biography is to be released on November 9. Fans who’re gagging to read about the Manchester band’s long and winding road to international stardom however, can obtain advance copies of Folklore&ldots; from the band’s website before it officially hits book shelves.
Is James’ ‘Sit Down’ the greatest student anthem of all time? Have the Manchester band really got the acclaim they deserve over the years? And what’s your favourite James’ B-side and why? Email us with your views.