Good Lord, there we were with the metaphorical ink still wet on our fingers from writing about The Jesus and Mary Chain getting back together, when what should happen but we stumble on the news that James are to reform too.
A brand new James website here gives details of an April tour, and reveals that the line-up will be the peeps who played on ‘Laid’, arguably James’ finest hour.
“James are back. Still fresh as a daisy. Ready to be the bride not the bridesmaid. With a back catalogue to die for and a bunch of new songs the ‘Laid’ six will be playing live for the first time in six years.”
The dates run as follows:
April 21st – Glasgow Carling Academy (DF Concerts)
Apr 23rd – Newcastle Carling Academy
Apr 24th – Birmingham Carling Academy
Apr 27th – London Brixton Academy
Apr 28th – Manchester MEN Arena
And here’s the video for ‘Laid’. Doesn’t Tim Booth look a hell of a lot better than when he was poncing around Manchester in that dodgy popstar Easter story thing?