British alt-rock band James is backing its first studio album in seven years with an 18-date tour of North America, which continues tonight at the Paradise in Boston, MA. The concert is the final night of the tour’s two-night opener at the rock club, before continuing on to Philadelphia, PA, for a September 16 gig at Trocadero Theatre.
The highlight of the trek is a September 19 performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY. The single-night engagement features James as support for band Squeeze on the final night of the iconic new wave band’s U.S. tour.
The North American leg concludes with October 7-8 performances in Mexico at unannounced venues in Mexico City and Guadalajara. From there, the band heads across the pond for an eight-show trek in December. The UK dates kick off December 9 at Brighton Dome in Brighton and continues through a December 19-20 run at the Manchester Central Convention Center in the band’s native Manchester.
James is touring in support of the group’s tenth studio album, “Hey Ma,” the follow-up to 2001’s “Pleased To Meet You.” The album, which hit iTunes on September 2, is slated for physical release in the U.S. on September 16.
James formed in 1981 and is best known for the U.S. single “Laid,” which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard‘s modern rock charts in 1993.
(Dates subject to change.)
|September 15||Boston, MA||Paradise Rock Club|
|September 16||Philadelphia, PA||Trocadero Theatre|
|September 18||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|September 19||New York, NY||Radio City Music Hall *|
|September 20||Asbury Park, NJ||Stone Pony|
|September 22||Montreal, QC||Club Soda|
|September 23||Toronto, ON||Phoenix Concert Theatre|
|September 25||Chicago, IL||Vic Theatre|
|September 26||Milwaukee, WI||Turner Hall Ballroom|
|September 27||Minneapolis, MN||Fine Line Music Cafe|
|September 29||Denver, CO||Ogden Theatre|
|October 1||San Francisco, CA||Grand Ballroom At Regency Center|
|October 2||Los Angeles, CA||El Rey Theatre|
|October 3||San Diego, CA||House Of Blues|
|October 5||Anaheim, CA||House Of Blues|
|October 7||Mexico City, MEX||TBA|
|October 8||Guadalajara, MEX||TBA|
|December 9||Brighton, UK||Brighton Dome|
|December 11||Leeds, UK||Carling Academy|
|December 12||Glasgow, UK||S.E.C.C.|
|December 13||Birmingham, UK||The NIA|
|December 15 – 16||London, UK||Carling Academy Brixton|
|December 19 – 20||Manchester, UK||Manchester Central Conv. Center|
* with Squeeze
Last Updated on September 16, 2008 by By Allison Reitz