With a career that includes 10 studio albums, twenty UK Top 40 singles and 12 million albums sold James have also released the first of two mini albums. Titled 'The Night Before' the mini album was released yesterday and it contains all brand new studio material from the seven piece band.
After the recent UK tour the band intend to spend five days recording "naturally and playing together in a big room" with no overdubs and with a view to capturing "something spontaneous". This will make up the second part of the mini album to be released on August 2nd and it will be entitled 'The Morning After'.
They will also be spending the summer playing at festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival, Latitude, and Beautiful Days.
James play live with special guests The Pigeon Detectives on the following dates:
Thu 09 December HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
Fri 10 December O2 Academy Brixton, London
Sun 12 December O2 Academy, Birmingham
Tue 14 December O2 Academy, Leeds
Fri 17 December SECC Hall, Glasgow
Sat 18 December MEN Arena, Manchester
Tickets will be priced at £31 for regional dates, £32.50 for O2 Academy Brixton/MEN Arena, and £37.50/£32.50 for Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd April and eGigs will have links to buy them then.