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New dates for Portugal – with special pre-sale Thursday 24 July

23rd July 2014

November will see the band return to Portugal for two shows of their own – playing the veritable enormodome that is MEO Arena in Lisbon on 29 November (capacity about 20K), preceded by the slightly cosier Multiusos de Guimarães on the 28th.

Tickets on general sale from 9am local time this Friday 25 July – see the Live page for ticketing links.

For the first time we’re able to offer a limited number of VIP Soundcheck tickets in Portugal too – these include a General Admission ticket with early entry, a chance to attend 3 songs of the band’s soundcheck, a 15 minute Q & A session, an exclusive gift and a souvenir VIP laminate.
Pre-sale details – 9am Thursday 24 July:

Standard tickets for Multiusos de Guimarães:
corrida10k.bilheteiraonline.pt/?pv=g6OsuFzqz0
(No password)

Standard tickets for MEO Arena, Lisbon, available in Portuguese here:
blueticket.pt/site/Eticketing_Frm.aspx?ecomm=1&url=/ecommerce/site/eticketing_16b.aspx&eventoId=2112&idiomaid=1
PASSWORD: 20semaj14

In English:
blueticket.pt/site/Eticketing_Frm.aspx?ecomm=1&url=/ecommerce/site/eticketing_16b.aspx&eventoId=2112&idiomaid=2
PASSWORD: 20semaj14

V.I.P. Soundcheck tickets for both dates will be available from our web shop partner:
james.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=18484&cur=EUR (EUR)
james.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=18484&cur=GBP (GBP)
(No password)

Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday at 9am, visit our Live page for links.

URGENT: Latitude RESCHEDULE

19th July 2014

LatitudeJAMESFINALSorry to say that due to being stranded for a time at Porto airport, the band missed their slot on the Obelisk Stage at Latitude today, so the performance has been moved to 12 noon tomorrow on the 6 Music stage – please spread the word!

Festival organiser Melvin Benn had this to say to local publication EADT24: “We have been trying to work out all day if we could get them in today. They had a flight to LA tomorrow but that has been put back to tomorrow evening [to accommodate tomorrow’s gig]; we have been so keen for them to play. They will play on the BBC 6Music stage tomorrow at noon. It’s just fantastic that they wanted to play, we want them here.”

Got video footage of Marés Vivas we can use?

19th July 2014

Did you film any of the set at MEO Marés Vivas? We’re especially interested in Curse Curse, but would love to see your footage of any of the set. As you probably heard on the night, we’re putting together a live music video for the new single – and who knows, your footage might be immortalised in it!

If you have any video we can use, please e-mail the highest resolution you have to film[at]wearejames[dot]com.

Many thanks from all at HQ.

Our new single – Curse Curse! Plus music video filmed live at MEO Marés Vivas

17th July 2014

It’s official – our newest single from La Petite Mort is Curse Curse!

And in further exciting news – we’re filming the music video for this LIVE tomorrow as we headline MEO Marés Vivas in Portugal.

Will you be there? If so please have a listen, and then another, and another. Get to know it tonight – we want you all singing along! Enjoy, and do share… Obrigados!

Curse Curse

In my hotel room
Sounds from next door
Someone’s getting laid
God’s name’s proclaimed
The end is on its way
Turned on, ashamed
I turn the TV up – Copa del Rey
Messi shoots and scores
A hundred thousand came

No rain for days
I’m easily ignited
I think too much
Don’t get me excited

Pour me more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth
Two shots more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth

Alone in my bedroom
Alone in my bedroom
I prowl the walls, create shadows

I’m crazy as a wasp
On a window in a heat wave
I see the light
But something’s in my way

I’m just a profiteer
Running out of luck
Gunning on desire
Curse curse curse curse
I’m just a hack in fear
That I’m not good enough
Gunning on desire
Curse curse curse curse

Pour me more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth
Two shots more tequila
Raise the flames to fever
Some spirit draws me out
Praise the lord and kiss me on the mouth

Time to wake, time to wake the floorboards,
Time to ride, time to ride the dark horse
Time to shake, time to shake up the neighbours

Alone
In my bedroom
Alone
In my bedroom
I prowl the walls, create
Shadows

U.S. & Canadian release date confirmed for La Petite Mort

17th July 2014

Fans in the U.S. and Canada who haven’t already ordered from over here – La Petite Mort will finally be coming to your shores on Tuesday 16 September.

CD and digital are definites – we’re hoping for vinyl too but not yet sure if that will come together. There’s a chance we may have a US web shop with bundles, so you may wish to keep your pre-order options open till we have more info for you. But mark the date in your diary!

Live stream of headline set at Marés Vivas

15th July 2014

The whole headline set from MEO Marés Vivas on Friday night (18 July) will be live streamed via the festival’s facebook page, or this link from their page. The band are due on stage at 11pm local and UK time, and you don’t want to miss this…

T in the Park set LIVE STREAM!

10th July 2014

The whole set from T in the Park will be streamed LIVE online by the BBC on Saturday 12 July. The band are on stage from 5:10-6:10pm (GMT) and we expect each any every one of you to join us!

Click here to go straight to the live stream, or here to check their James page out.

Update 13 July: You can now watch footage of Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) and Curse Curse on the BBC’s T in the Park site, and there are some photos from the performance on their James page too.

URGENT: Oxford Academy tonight cancelled (Rescheduled for 10 Nov)

10th July 2014

Very sorry to have to say this: “Regrettably, James have been required to postpone tonight’s show at Oxford’s 02 Academy given doctors advice due to a current throat infection Tim Booth has. It’s being treated, and the intention is Manchester’s Summer in the City at Castlefield Bowl show will go ahead tomorrow Friday 11th July as planned.

Apologies to fans for the late notice on Oxford tonight, the show has been re-scheduled for Monday 10th November to start the November UK tour. All tickets will remain valid for the new date, or refunds can be obtained at point of purchase.”

Please spread the word.

Apple Store Kurfürstendamm, Berlin

19th June 2014

The band travel to Germany next month for a ‘Meet the Musician’ event at the Apple Store in Berlin on 3 July. This consists of a half hour moderated discussion and 10-15 min question and answer session with the audience, followed by a live performance of a few songs. The event lasts an hour in total and begins at 6:30pm.

There is seating for up to 200 people in the main events hall and free tickets can be acquired through the Apple Store, Kurfürstendamm website or the online Apple Store App.

These events are recorded live and then archived on a dedicated podcast event page. (N.B. Apparently only the discussion/Q&A is recorded at these, not the live session.)

James take over the 6 Music airwaves! Live session and more

12th June 2014

6 Music have invited the band to hijack their studio and take over the airwaves for a full 2 hours on Sunday night. They’ll be playing a handful of tracks LIVE, as requested by listeners, and choosing tracks by other artists with a James connection to spin.

And in keeping with 6 Music’s ‘Now Playing’ tradition, you, the listener, will be able to write in to help choose what’s played! Obviously without rehearsing their entire back catalogue, the pool of songs the band can play on the night is limited to a shortlist of what they can nail without a chance to rehearse, so do bear that in mind so your imagination doesn’t run too wild. But let us know what you’d like to hear! Tweet at @BBC6Music and @wearejames with #James6Music, or check out the Beeb’s blog with various other options for sending your suggestions in.

You’ll be able to listen in online worldwide – do join us! That’s 6-8pm on Sunday 15 June, BBC Radio 6 Music.