British rockers Jameswill return to New Zealand later this year.
In association with Solo and Vector Presents,James will play the Powerstationin Auckland on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 at the Bedford Marqueein 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 Rioin Lisbonon June 29 and Bilbao BBK Livein Spainon Saturday July 14 and
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 MORTand 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”
James are one of the UK’s most creatively restless and most loved acts.
After signing to Factory Records in 1982, they went on to release a series ofsuccessful 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 studioalbums 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.
Tickets are on sale Friday, July 6 at 12.00pm. Get tickets at www.mjrpresents.com
James – in association with solo and vector presents –
LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES TOUR New Zealand 2018
Sunday November 11 – The Powerstation, Auckland
Monday November 12 – The Bedford Marquee, Christchurch