James have announced details of new album 'Girl At The End Of The World'.
The long-running Manchester outfit will release the record on March 18th, sitting alongside an enormous UK tour.
Producer Max Dingel oversaw sessions, with singer Tim Booth commenting:
"Bands talk about that difficult second album but it's the trickster 14th one that's the real M*&^%R F&%$#R. As always with James it's a collaborative process allowing ample room for improvisation, intuition, skill and dumb luck. From the outside our process looks like chaos but chaos is our friend and we have a history that gives us confidence that something magical will eventually appear. Most of my best lyrics are unconscious typos so don¹t ask me what it's about; your projection is as good as mine. This was perhaps the most difficult and stressful album we have ever made. I hope you find it as rewarding as we do. OYSTER- GRIT-PEARL."
James will play a series of nationwide dates next May - tickets go on general sale from 9.30am this Friday (November 20th).
Full list of dates:
2 Bristol Colston Hall
3 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
4 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
6 London Forum
7 London O2 Academy Brixton
9 Norwich UEA
10 Bournemouth O2 Academy
12 Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena
13 Manchester Arena
14 Leeds First Direct Arena
16 Hull City Hall
17 Newcastle City Hall
19 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
20 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
21 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall