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James Returning To New Zealand In November

James Returning To New Zealand In November

Tuesday 3rd July, 2018 1:54PM

UK songwriter Tim Booth's long-running alt-rock group James are returning to Aotearoa in November, to perform at Auckland's The Powerstation and Christchurch's The Bedford Marquee. With a discography spanning more than thirty years, the Manchester crew's heartfelt hits are favourites of bedsit dwellers and starry-eyed romantics across the globe. Their 2016 album Girl at the End of the World was a huge commercial comeback for the band, coming close to knocking Adele's album 25 off the top of the UK Albums Chart on the week of its release. They're heading back after playing their debut New Zealand show a scant two years back, this time around James will be touring their forthcoming album Living In Extraordinary Times. Booth insists you rally the troops, saying “Looking forward to playing to the boys and the girls at the end of the world again (from our corner of the world)... If you enjoyed our last trip, evangelize this one to your friends, and we can make this a regular liaison.”

James 'Living In Extraordinary Times' Tour
Sunday 11th November - The Powerstation, Auckland
Monday 12th November - The Bedford Marquee, Christchurch

Tickets available from 12.00pm, Friday 6th July


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Press release:

British rockers James will return to New Zealand later this year.

In association with Solo and Vector Presents, James will play the Powerstation in Auckland on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 at the Bedford Marquee in Christchurch.

James’ frontman Tim Booth is excited to return to New Zealand for shows after a successful NZ/AU tour in 2016.

“Looking forward to playing to the boys and the girls at the end of the world again (from our corner of the world),” says Booth. “If you enjoyed our last trip, evangelize this one to your friends, and we can make this a regular liaison.”

The New Zealand shows follow their highly successful seven-date tour of the UK and headlining slots at the Common People Festival.

James will also play a handful of other major festivals across Europe throughout the northern hemisphere summer, including Rock in Rio in Lisbon on June 29 and Bilbao BBK Live in Spain on Saturday July 14.

The British rockers played in New Zealand for the first time ever two years ago, selling out the Powerstation and impressing fans and critics alike.

The set-list “trod a careful ground between the band’s classic hits - to which the crowd knew every word - and the well-received work of their recent renaissance, the albums LE PETITE MORT and THE GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD. They engaged with the new material, but soaked up the classics - ‘Come Home’, ‘Laid’, ‘Born of Frustration’, ‘Feel Like Fred Astaire’ - with passion”

After signing to Factory Records in 1982, they went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From ‘Sit Down’ to ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’, ‘Come Home’,‘Moving On’ to ‘Nothing But Love’ their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades.

James achieved both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide. The band has also played shows across the globe cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands.

In 2016 they released GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD, which became their most commercially and critically successful album for nearly 20 years.

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