James Bay will release his much anticipated second album, Electric Light on Friday 18th May via Virgin EMI. The follow up to his internationally acclaimed, multi-million selling, BRIT and Ivor-winning, triple GRAMMY® nominated debut, Chaos & The Calm (2015), the album’s release will be accompanied by newly announced UK tour dates including a London show at The Roundhouse on 29th May.

Fans can now pre-order Electric Light to unlock an instant download of the brilliant first single “Wild Love” and the newly released “Pink Lemonade.” Premiering as Apple Music Beats 1 “World Record” today, “Pink Lemonade” illuminates another shade of Electric Light - showcasing Bay’s evolution with a louder sound and transistor guitars. The song comes out ahead of Bay’s NBC Saturday Night Live debut performance on Saturday 10th March. Check out “Pink Lemonade” HERE!

After selling out his London show in minutes, as well as his US spring headline tour, Bay now announced details of a run of UK dates to coincide with the album release, as well as an expanded North American tour later this year. Fan pre-sale for these newly added shows will begin on Wednesday 14th March at 10am local time, with the public on-sale taking place on Friday 16th March at 10am local time. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets with any purchase from shop.jamesbay.com. For all tickets, go to: www.jamesbay.com.

Aspiring to push his own musical boundaries with Electric Light, Bay notes: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame - while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. Released on February 8th, single “Wild Love” has already reached 10 million Spotify streams and counting in addition to racking up nearly 3 million views from its official music video co-starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.

Be on the lookout for more news from BAY and pre-order Electric Light HERE via Virgin EMI.

Electric Light Tracklist
1. Intro
2. Wasted On Each Other
3. Pink Lemonade
4. Wild Love
5. Us
6. In My Head
7. Interlude
8. Just For Tonight
9. Wanderlust
10. I Found You
11. Sugar Drunk High
12. Stand Up
13. Fade Out
14. Slide

JAMES BAY 2018 TOUR DATES (UK dates in bold):

March 15th London Brixton Electric SOLD OUT*
March 25th Seattle, WA The Showbox SOLD OUT*
March 27th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore SOLD OUT*
March 28th Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater SOLD OUT*
March 31st Chicago, IL Metro SOLD OUT*
April 2nd Washington, D.C. Lincoln Theatre SOLD OUT*
April 3rd Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT*
April 5th Boston, MA Royale NightClub SOLD OUT*
April 6th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) SOLD OUT*
April 8th Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT*

May 27th SWANSEA, Radio 1 Biggest Weekend +

May 29th LONDON The Roundhouse +
May 30th MANCHESTER Albert Hall +
June 1st SHEFFIELD O2 Academy +
June 2nd BRISTOL Colston Hall +
June 3rd CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange +
June 5th NEWCASTLE O2 Academy +
June 6th LEICESTER De Montfort Hall +

June 8th PARIS Elysee Montmartre
June 11th AMSTERDAM Melkweg
June 12th BERLIN Huxleys

29th June GLASGOW, TRNSMT Festival*
17th August RIZE FESTIVAL*

September 13th Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theatre +
September 14th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater+
September 15th Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center +
September 18th New York, NY Beacon Theater+
September 20th Washington, DC The Anthem+
September 25th Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+
September 26th Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
September 28th Toronto, ON Woodbine Park+
September 29th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre+
October 1st Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom+
October 2nd Minneapolis, MN State Theatre+
October 5th Salt Lake City, UT Union event Center+
October 7th Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theater+
October 11th Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 13th Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+
October 14th Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre+
October 15th Portland, OR Rose Garden - Theater of the Clouds+

*Previously Announced Tour + New Dates
For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com

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