Manchester survivors James have booked eight concerts across the western U.S. and Canada this April around the band’s dates at the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival — after which the group heads to Mexico and South America — and announced the long-delayed The Gathering Sound box set finally will arrive this spring.
Tim Booth and Co. open the short run April 7 in Vancouver, B.C., and hit Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Tempe and Tucson, Ariz., around their two Coachella performances (see full dates below).
In a press statement, Booth says:
“We return to the land of milk and honey. In our gnarly battered tour bus we follow the path of the wagon trains. The West Coast calls. Sorry East Coast fans — economics… next time. Don’t miss us this time. You never know how much more of this we have in us.”
After Coachella, the band has dates planned in Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.
Finally, in announcing the U.S. dates, James’ reps says the band’s long-delayed, career-spanning box set — featuring three CDs, a DVD, a 12-inch record and 8GB of digital music — finally is set for release this spring. The set most recently was supposed to come out last fall; see full details here. Amazon.co.uk shows an April 2 release date.
James tour dates:
April 7: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada
April 8: Neumos, Seattle, WA, USA
April 9: Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR, USA
April 11: The Independent, San Francisco, CA, USA
April 13: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA, USA
April 15: Hard Rock Café On The Strip, Las Vegas, NV, USA
April 16: The Marquee, Tempe, AZ, USA
April 18: Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ, USA
April 19: The House Of Blues, San Diego, CA, USA
April 20: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA, USA
April 25: TBA, Monterrey, Mexico
April 26: TBA, Mexico City, Mexico
April 28: Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
April 30: TBA, San Paolo, Brazil
May 2: TBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 3: Rock in Rio: Lisboa 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
June 9: Wychwood Music Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, UK
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Coachella 2012: Pulp, fIREHOSE, Buzzcocks, James, Squeeze, Madness on the bill
- James releasing career-spanning ‘Gathering Sound’ box set with 32 unreleased tracks