James recreate their 1992 Alton Towers show at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester, playing all 22 songs from that show in a different order before adding an encore of four post-1992 songs. They headline Rhyl Events Arena before playing Mares Vivas Festival in Portugal and Tramlines in Sheffield.
James play a series of outdoor shows at Bath Racecourse, London Kenwood House, Edinburgh Highland Centre Big Top (replicating the 1998 Barrowlands set) and Black Deer Festival. They finish the month with a War Child at Warrington Parr Hall.
James head to Portugal for their two postponed shows at Porto’s Superbock Arena and Lisbon’s Campo Pequeno supported by The Slow Readers Club and Surma.
They contribute a Conservatory Version of Beautiful Beaches to EarthPercent’s Earth Day Campaign.
James complete their UK and Ireland tour with shows in Dublin, Manchester and London. Their Portuguese tour is postponed to April 2022 after two members contract COVID at the end of the UK tour.
James release the Campfire EP – a four-track CD and download of tracks recorded at their Broughton Hall get-together in May.
They kick off their UK tour with dates in Wolverhampton, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow.
James headline Lancaster’s Highest Point, Warrington Neighbourhood festivals as well as playing Isle Of Wight and Playground festivals and headline shows in Scarborough, Newcastle and Margate.
James record two tracks – Maria’s Party and All Good Boys – live to vinyl at Metropolis Studios in London
All The Colours Of You is released on June 6 and reaches number 3 in the UK album charts.
A video for Getting Myself Into, recorded at Broughton Hall in Skipton the previous month featuring the band wearing animal masks, is released.
A major show at Kenwood House in London to celebrate the post-COVID return of live music is postponed as restrictions are extended.
Tim Booth appears on Channel 4 news and BBC Breakfast to talk about the impact of the restrictions on the band.
James meet for the first time in 20 months at Broughton Hall near Skipton in Yorkshire to rehearse for their summer dates and to record promotional sessions for the release of All The Colours Of You.
They release two further singles from All The Colours Of You – Recover and Isabella
James release the lead track Beautiful Beaches from their All The Colours Of You album.
They perform the track, All The Colours Of You, Say Something and a cover of I’m A Believer, recorded in isolation, for Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 Sofa Sessions
James announce the release of their sixteenth studio album All The Colours Of You and reveal the title track through an exclusive play on BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq show
Two James tracks are featured on the Music Feeds online festival curated by Saul’s Everybody Belongs Here initiative. The first is a soundcheck recording of I Wanna Go Home from Philadelphia in 2018 and the second is the first reveal of a track called Recover from the All The Colours Of You album, recorded in Costa Rica, Scotland, Portugal and London and edited together exclusively for the festival.