James have announced a huge UK arena tour for November and December 2021 with very special guests Happy Mondays. The new dates mark 33 years since the two Factory label mates toured together back in 1988 and promises to be an exciting reunion of two of Manchester’s most celebrated bands.
James are one of the UK’s most creatively restless and loved artists. Well into their fourth decade, their star has never shone brighter with their 2018 tour their biggest ever (86 shows across 14 countries) following No. 6 and No. 2 UK chart debuts for their most recent 2 studio albums.
Champions of the Madchester era, and famous for anthems such as Sit Down and She's A Star, James are one of the classic bands of the British music scene. They reformed in 2007 after a five year hiatus and have continued going strong ever since. In fact, James are now better than ever. You won't want to sit down to their anthems, they deserve a standing ovation.
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Originally signed to the influential Manchester label Factory Records, the Happy Mondays formed in 1980 with a sound that owed as much to northern soul and funk as it did rock and psychedelia. It was, however, the influence of the house music records beaming in from Chicago that had the most profound effect on the band. In 1990 they released the 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' album which collided with the acid house and rave movement that had swept the UK, firmly putting The Happy Mondays on the map as one of the most inspiring bands to come out of England in the early 1990s. And 30 years on from their debut album 'Squirrel And G-Man....', Shaun, Bez and the gang continue to be 24 hour party people.
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The SSE Arena, Wembley
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