Manchester music legends James have announced their live return next year with a huge hometown show at the Co-op Live Arena in Manchester.
The ‘Sit Down’ hitmakers will play at the UK’s biggest indoor arena on June 14, 2024, as part of a run of UK dates in celebration of the release of their forthcoming 17th studio album, Be Opened by the Wonderful.
Joined by special guests Razorlight, the upcoming tour follows the band’s hugely successful 40th Anniversary year, which saw them embark on a string of sold-out shows and release a very special double-album of their most-loved tracks, reimagined by a 22-piece orchestra.
Whilst James are making us wait a little longer for new music, fans have a chance to access pre-sale tickets for the tour if they pre-order the new album – you can do that here. The upcoming studio album is set for release in April 2024, with the first single promised for January.
James were honoured at The Ivor Novello Awards in 2023, receiving the PRS Music Icon Award, kick-starting a whole year of celebrations for their 40th Anniversary.
Frontman Tim Booth said: “Deeply proud to announce that we are touring next year to coincide with the release of a rather wonderful new album that we are mixing this week. The new songs sound belting, and will fit this arena tour. Really looking forward to celebrating with you. Expect a mixture of the expected and unexpected – just like life. Nothing but love.”
Jim Glennie, the band’s longest-serving member, added: “We are delighted to announce our 2024 Arena Tour, supported by the wonderful Razorlight. Come and share a night of biggies, rarities and a sizeable chunk of our exciting, next new album. See you there folks. With love, Jim from James.”
Catch James live at Co-op Live in Manchester on 14th June 2024.