Tim Booth bows out of everyone’s favourite vegan-political-bloke band at the end of this tour…
James vocalist Tim Booth has said that he will leave the band once their current tour is finished.
In an announcement on the band’s website (www.jamestheband.com) Booth said: “After much deliberation I have decided it’s time for me to leave James. I am leaving on a high. The tour is selling well and will be a great farewell party. For the last two years we have been getting on better with each other than ever before. We have made a CD (current LP ‘Pleased To Meet You’) that I believe to be our best since ‘Laid’; So why am I leaving? Well because I want to stop while we are on top. And I am leaving because it feels like THE RIGHT TIME.”
Booth said he was working on a screenplay and planning ‘creativity workshops’.
Further details will be on his web-site timbooth.net. In September it was announced that James had split from their label Fontana after ‘Pleased To Meet You’ fulfilled the demands of their contract. The band will release one more LP on Fontana, a b-sides LP ‘Now That’s What I Call B-Sides Vol. 1’ scheduled for next year.
James tour dates:
Dec 2 Brighton Centre.
Dec 3 Leeds University.
Dec 4 Newcastle Arena.
Dec 6 Birmingham NEC.
Dec 7 Manchester Arena.
Dec 9 Glasgow SECC.
Dec 10 Wembley Arena.