After selling out their first ever trip to Australia in 2016, James are preparing for a triumphant return in 2018, this time sporting a brand-new album ‘Living in Extraordinary Times” as well as all their swag of British classics.
James’ 1993 hit ‘Laid’ became the soundtrack to the early 90s alternative radio before finding a second life through its use in the teen hit American Pie films. James had already had a decade of hits by the time Laid arrived, having risen from Manchester’s legendary Factory Records scene into one of the biggest UK bands in the world by the dawn of the 90s. With alternative hits in Australia including Laid, Sit Down, Sound, Getting Away With It (All Messed Up), She’s a Star and Just Like Fred Astaire, and selling over 25 million records worldwide, the band were triple j staples for over fifteen years, yet took nearly three decades to hit Australian shores.
With sell-out shows, great reviews, and mad fans, some traveling across Australia to ensure they didn’t miss a single show, a return visit was inevitable.
“Looking forward to playing to the boys and the girls at the end of the world again (from our corner of the world) Said, Tim Booth. If you enjoyed our last trip, evangelize this one to your friends, and we can make this a regular liaison.”
The album seems to touch upon contemporary fissures in society, with Tim Booth commenting: “We knew something was up when Leicester city won the league then Brexit, then Trump. It is as if we’d slipped into an alternate reality, a Philip K Dick reality. We are living in extraordinary times.”
The tour will visit Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth as well as taking James to Adelaide for the very first time.
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JAMES AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018
Wednesday 14 November – The Forum – Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16 November – The Metro – Sydney, NSW
Saturday 17 November – The Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
Monday 19 November – The Gov – Adelaide, SA*
Tuesday 20 November – Astor Theatre – Perth, WA
*James’ first live performance in Adelaide