Manchester-based rockers James have announced plans for a North and South American tour that will include performances at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California on April 13. Full tour dates are available after the jump.
The tour will coincide with the release of The Gathering Sound, the band’s twelfth studio album since coming together in 1982. The prolific group has gone through multiple lineup changes, and this tour brings the 2001 lineup back together for the first time since the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001.
The forthcoming album will be released as a limited-edition deluxe box set on a yet-to-be-announced date this spring. The set will include three CDs, a DVD, a 12” vinyl record and a J-shaped USB stick holding James’ eleven studio albums and non-album best-of tracks.
“In our gnarly battered tour bus we follow the path of the wagon trains. The West coast calls. Sorry East coast fans—economics… next time,” Says Booth. In a puckish flourish, he adds “Don’t miss us this time. You never know how much more of this we have in us.”
James’ tour dates are as follows:
4/7 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/8 Seattle, WA – Neumos
4/9 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
4/11 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
4/13 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/15 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Café On The Strip
4/16 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
4/18 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
4/19 San Diego, CA – The House Of Blues
4/20 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/25 Monterrey, Mexico – Details TBA
4/26 Mexico City, Mexico – Details TBA
4/28 Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican
4/30 San Paolo, Brazil – Details TBA
5/02 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Details TBA