James, and Echo & The Bunnymen to play Bournemouth O2 Academy in April 2012.

James, and Echo & The Bunnymen

James announce The Gathering Sound Tour in the UK in April 2013, with very special guests Echo & the Bunnymen.


JAMES have announced details of The Gathering Sound Tour in the UK which kicks off in April 2013. The legendary Manchester band who have released twelve albums and sold more than 20 million albums worldwide will be performing songs from their extensive back catalogue. The band have also now confirmed that Echo and the Bunnymen will be appearing as their very special guests. The two bands will be touring together for the first time.

Lead singer Tim Booth said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce our Gathering Sound April tour with the legendary Echo and the Bunnymen as our very special guests. We will be re-working old songs and revealing some new steps – expect the unexpected and prepare yourself for more passion than fifty shades of grey.” The band are currently writing and working on new material together in Scotland.

Tickets go on sale on Friday November 23rd at 10am and the April 2013 dates run as follows:

Saturday 13 Glasgow SECC Hall
Monday 15 Newcastle O2 Academy
Tuesday 16 Sheffield O2 Academy
Wednesday 17 Bristol Colston Hall
Friday 19 London O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 20 London O2 Academy Brixton
Monday 22 Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tuesday 23 Leeds O2 Academy
Thursday 25 Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 26 Manchester Arena
James, and Echo & The Bunnymen

The Gathering Sound tour is the first chance to see James performing in the UK since their Orchestra Of The Swan/Manchester Consort Choir tour in 2011. The tour is also a chance to catch up with Echo and the Bunnymen who will be touring for the first time since their appearances reappraising their seminal first two Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here albums in 2010. Echo and the Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978 and since then have released eleven studio albums including Porcupine – which reached No.2 – and Ocean Rain which hit the No.4 spot. The bandís last studio album entitled The Fountain was released in 2009. The two bands appeared on the same bill for the first time this summer, at Sound Island Festival in Kent where James headlined.

James, and Echo & The Bunnymen

JAMES first-ever boxed set entitled The Gathering Sound is due to be released in the UK on December 10th. The collection covers the bandís career to date and includes all twelve studio albums as a limited edition deluxe set featuring three CDs, a DVD, a 12î vinyl record and an 8GB USB stick. The 12îx12î box set contains the 8GB USB stick (featuring all their studio albums and some non-album ìbest ofî tracks in 16 bit FLAC and 320 kbps MP3 formats), three CDs (one CD of live rarities, one CD of studio rarities and one CD which combines the recent, critically-acclaimed The Morning After and The Night Before albums), a DVD Come Home Live (featuring the show from the Manchester GMEX 90 on DVD for the first time), heavy 12î 180gsm black vinyl featuring four previously unreleased demos from the Gold Mother era, a 12″ gatefold sleeve that houses the vinyl, the CDs and DVD, a 16 page A5 booklet, a 44 page 12îx12î scrapbook, four art-cards, four button badges and four sticky satin replica backstage passes. The Gathering Sound box set is now available for pre-order on Universal Music Store and Amazon.


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