James Bay has revealed news dates for his upcoming North American tour. These are in major markets such as New York’s Irving Plaza on September 7, Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts on September 9, Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on September 10, and Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club on September 11.
The shows are adding to his current run supporting The Lumineers on their 2022 Brightside World Tour where he will be joining them on nine dates including Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on September 1 and Chicago’s Wrigley Field on September 3. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.
Bay hits the road in support of his highly anticipated third full-length album, Leap, out July 8th via Mercury/Republic Records. He has also shared the acoustic version of his track “One Life.” The song previously set the stage for Leap as it has generated over 5 million global streams and counting, it received widespread acclaim. People praised it as “sweet,” and NME dubbed it “uplifting.”
For Leap, Bay worked with some of the most sought-after producers and songwriters in a mixture of in person and remote sessions in Nashville & London including Foy Vance [Ed Sheeran], Dave Cobb [Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton], Ian Fitchuk [Kacey Musgraves, Brett Eldredge], Joel Little [Lorde, Taylor Swift] & Finneas [Billie Eilish, The Knocks].
It arrived on the heels of “Give Me The Reason.” The latter has already gathered nearly 12 million global streams and right out of the gate, Rolling Stone detailed how the single captures “that feeling of being on the verge of letting go of someone, while looking for any excuse to give it another try.” NME dubbed it “bittersweet,” and mxdwn noted, “the song opens up with his iconic voice that ignites the listener.”
“Give Me The Reason” was recorded at both Blackbird studios in Nashville and in London with producer Gabe Simon [Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5, Calum Scott] and co-written with Foy Vance and features Ian Fitchuk on drums.
James Bay plays the following North American dates in 2022:
6/16: New York, NY, The Slipper Room
6/23: Los Angeles, CA, Hotel Cafe
8/17: Tulsa, OK, Bok Center#
8/19: Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center#
8/20: Austin, TX, Moody Center#
8/26: Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena#
8/27: Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center#
8/28: Columbus, OH, Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival
8/30: Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Smalls Theatre
8/31: Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center#
9/1: Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena#
9/3: Chicago, IL, Wrigley Field #
9/4: Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
9/5: Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
9/6: Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena#
9/7: New York, NY, Irving Plaza
9/9: Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts
9/10: Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
9/11: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club*
(# – with The Lumineers).