Following its release on Monday, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay shares the music video for his latest track “Slide.” Check Tickets.
On “Slide” and its beautiful video Bay said: “Slide was the last song written for the new album and it felt like a natural closer. Although it’s tone is sad and heavy, it’s essentially about connection - a theme which, with hindsight, this album is really hinged on - and hope, despite the fact it doesn’t always work out. I guess it goes back to the nature of why I love songwriting - because a song promises the possibility of connection with other people - so we chase those flashes of creativity even when they sometimes lead us astray.”
Recently, BAY has been anointed by music industry legends as he was asked by The Rolling Stones to directly open for them for their stadium show on June 19th at London’s Twickenham Stadium. Check Tickets. He is in good company as openers on other dates include Liam Gallagher, Florence and the Machine, Elbow, The Vaccines and more. In addition, BAY will be featured on blues legend Buddy Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive And Well on the new song “Blue No More.” Others featured on the album include Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
Captivating venues everywhere, he revs up the “Electric Light” Tour this May following the record release. See full dates below and at www.jamesbay.com.
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. “Wild Love” has already reached nearly 19 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. “Pink Lemonade” has also raised its hand as a standout with over 6.1 million streams and features an “almost” intergalactic music video with a heartwarming twist. See the official “Pink Lemonade” music video here! In addition, his anthem of unity “Us” has touched hearts across the country and its beautiful video has already reached over 13 million views. Check out the music video here! Across the globe Bay has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and performed on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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 ELECTRIC LIGHT 2018 TOUR DATES: Check Tickets
May 27th SWANSEA Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+ May 29th London The Roundhouse+ SOLD OUT May 30th Manchester Albert Hall+ SOLD OUT June 1st Sheffield O2 Academy+ SOLD OUT June 2nd Bristol Colston Hall+ SOLD OUT June 3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange+ SOLD OUT June 5th Newcastle 02 Academy+ June 6th Leicester De Montfort Hall+ June 8th Paris Elysee Montmartre+ June 11th Amsterdam Melkweg+ June 12th Berlin Huxleys+ June 23rd Newcastle Isle of Wight Festival+ June 27th Corke The Marquee+ June 29th Glasgow TRNSMT Festival+ August 17th RIZE Festival Chelmsford- Hyland Park+ 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 19th 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 Theatre+ 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 Tour Dates
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