|James Morrison’s current album ‘You’re Stronger Than You Know’ commenced a new era in the career of one of the UK’s most popular artists. Its lead single ‘My Love Goes On’ (featuring Joss Stone) was named Record of the Week and added to the A-list at Radio 2 as it raced to 8 million streams. It was followed by his first full UK tour in three years, which included what he describes as “one of my favourite gigs ever” at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.Now James Morrison announces a new 12-date UK Tour this Autumn, kicking off on the 28th October in Ipswich, it includes a date in London at the Royal Festival Hall on 29th October and concludes in Southend on 14th October. Pre-sale tickets are available from Wednesday 24th April at 10am and go on general sale on Friday 26th April at 10am – they can be purchased from here
James recently shared a live video to the album’s second single ‘Feels Like The First Time’. Filmed at Manchester’s ornate and historic Albert Hall, it sees Morrison and his band deliver the song in an intimate and impassioned performance. It was directed by Raja Virdi, whose previous credits include Freya Ridings and Lewis Capaldi. Arguably this is the track on the album that best captures his soulful take on the Motown and Stax traditions, ‘Feels Like The First Time’ is a shot of sonic sunshine as summer approaches.
As with the rest of the album, ‘Feels Like The First Time’ bristles with an exuberant dynamic which reflects his live shows. Morrison and producer Mark Taylor quickly recorded the core of the album within a week, before spending a second completing the finishing touches – tight backing vocals, strident horns and overdubs.
As a result,‘You’re Stronger Than You Know’ is the album that James Morrison has always wanted to make. Vocally he’s never sounded better, with his honest songwriting inspiring a voice that exudes power, tenderness and experience. His band, meanwhile, hit that life-affirming sweet spot between rambunctious energy and tight musicianship and now you can go and watch him perform it live.
Since first breaking through in 2006, James Morrison’s achievements include two #1 albums, five Top10 singles, a BRIT Award and sales.
Please go to http://jamesmorrisonmusic.com/tour-2/ for ticket details and further international dates.
The full list of UK live dates:
2nd Cheltenham Jazz Festival
16th Essex, Down Hall
13th/14th. London, OnBlackheath 2019
3rd Kenton, Tunes In The Castle
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28th Ipswich Regent Theatre
29th London Royal Festival Hall
31st Manchester O2 Apollo
2nd Sheffield, City Hall
3rd Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
4th Birmingham, Symphony Hall
6th Bath, Forum
7th Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
10th Newcastle, City Hall
11th Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
12th Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
14th Southend, Cliffs Pavilion