LIVE – 2 festivals confirmed and announced in Ireland!
Sat 5 Th July – IRELAND, WICKLOW – GROOVE FESTIVAL (CAP 5K) – ONSALE (Paloma Faith h/line)
Sun 6th July – IRELAND, WATERFORD–DAYTRIPPER FESTIVAL (CAP 2.5K) –ONSALE (Paloma Faith h/line)
(last time the band played Waterford was during their support slot with The Smiths in 1984)
JAMES RETURN TO WATERFORD AFTER 30 YEARS
On 14 November 1984, Waterford experienced it’s first proper rock gig when the all-conquering Smiths played The Savoy with support from the hotly tipped James and local heroes, The Village. Thirty years later in 2014, James return to Waterford to play at Daytripper on Sunday, 6 July, after 3 decades of global success. The Manchester band’s enduring creativity and musical legacy has made them one of the most influential British indie bands ever as well as one of the most successful, having sold 13 million albums worldwide. James’ biggest hits include Sit Down, She’s A Star, Laid and Getting Away With It (All Messed Up), with an impressive 20 Top 40 singles in the UK under their belt. ‘Sit Down’ was the biggest selling song in the UK in 1991 and the subsequent tour saw James sell out a 15,000 capacity GMEX homecoming show, with the little known Radiohead as support.
In fact it’s in the live arena that James particularly excel. Over the years they have headlined and played high profile sets at many of the world’s biggest festivals like Glastonbury, Reading, Coachella, Lollapolloza, Rock In Rio, Isle of Wight, V Festival and T in The Park. They still play arena level shows throughout the UK, Europe and USA with an ever evolving set list drawn from 12 great studio albums. Having spent most of 2013 in the studio with Max Dingel (Killers, Muse, White Lies), James’s new album “La Petite Mort” is set to be released in Ireland on 30 May 2014 through new partners BMG/Cooking Vinyl, before a busy calendar of live festival shows globally for the summer, including Daytripper in Waterford.