SetlistHank / What’s It All About / Come Home / Laid / Heads / Five-O / Johnny Yen / Leviathan / Many Faces / Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) / Sound
Supportwith Psychedelic Furs (co-headline) and Dear Boy
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Booth jumped off the stage and then hopped from picnic table to picnic table before singing in a sea of fans who had encircled him. That song rolled right into James’ biggest hit, “Laid,” off 1993’s album of the same name. The energetic performance got most people up from their seats as Booth remained in the crowd.
Read the full review at RiffMagazine.com
It was clear who attended [the co-headline tour] to see James, as a good portion of the audience members were on their feet, phones in the air while singing along to the group’s light-drenched renditions of their cerebral club rock. Singer Tim Booth would move in spastic motions beneath the strobes before climbing over the barrier from the stage and performing a final song, “Come Home,” while walking through the Grand Theatre’s aisles amidst the audience.
Read the full review at TahoeOnstage.com
When you see a line-up of guitars on a rack, and members playing different instruments throughout, you know this is a group that is serious about musicianship and are truly ones to see live, as they were very much in their element on stage.
Read the full review (with many picture from the gig) at RockSubculture.com
James came on first, and performed a set of material mostly from albums they have recorded since they reformed in 2007. They sounded tight and Tim Booth’s voice has not lost any of its power. It was disappointing to not hear more of the old favourites, “Come Home” being the only song they played from back in the day. It sounded fantastic, and only made it more disappointing that they didn’t play one or two more.
Read the full review at PanicManual.com
…during the set closer Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) Tim is joined on stage by an older chin-braided geezer in a straw pork pie hat who dances up a storm. The dam has been breached and soon a multi-generational and multi-gender crowd is up on stage dancing up a storm. As the tune finishes, Tim reminds the crowd that ‘it only takes one person to break through and make change’, and as we think about Greta Thunberg [the 16 year old Swedish climate change activist] and other new leaders, it is a good thought for all of us to take home and ponder before we start our new tomorrows.
Read the full review at EvenTheStars.co.uk
Dang, I forgot just how great a band James is! There are so many layers to the sound the 7 band members produce. James has a catalog of over 300 songs and they make up their set list to suit their mood each night (and that there tells you everything you need to know about the level James is playing on).
“Laid” the one song everyone knows and catapulted James into the public eye in the US. Not on the set list, not played, not a single note. And as much as fans (myself included) may have wanted to hear that one song, it would have taken away from a perfect set. Well played James, well played.
Read the full review at TwinCitiesMedia.net