James Blake Announces ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ UK Tour

Blake’s dates kick off on April 30, 2022 at the O2 Academy in Glasgow before wrapping up at Alexandra Palace on May 17, 2022.

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James Blake - Photo: Rick Kern/WireImage

James Blake has announced a UK and European tour in support of his forthcoming new album Friends That Break Your Heart.

The tour will take in a series of dates in Glasgow, Manchester and Sheffield, as well as a gig at London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets go on sale at 9am next Friday (September 24).

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Blake’s dates kick off on April 30, 2022 at the O2 Academy in Glasgow before wrapping up at Alexandra Palace on May 17, 2022.

Earlier this month, the songwriter released “Famous Last Words,” another single from his forthcoming album Friends That Break Your Heart.

The single, which premiered on September 13 on Apple Music 1’s The Zane Lowe Show, follows July’s “Say What You Will” and last month’s “Life Is Not The Same.”

The songwriter and producer’s fifth album is set to be released on October 8 via Polydor. It was pushed back recently from its original September 10 release due to vinyl pressing delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blake recently spoke about the new album and its singles. “The song [‘Say What You Will’] is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing,” Blake said of “Say What You Will”. “Comparison really is the thief of joy.”

Blake’s new song has been co-produced and co-written by the duo Take A Daytrip, who are known for their work on such songs as Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba”, Lil Nas X‘s “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” and Travis Scott and Kid Cudi‘s “The Scotts”.

Friends That Break Your Heart is set to feature guest appearances from SZA, JID, SwaVay, and Monica Martin.

The album will follow on from Blake’s Covers EP, which featured renditions of tracks by the likes of Frank Ocean, Billie Eilish, and Joy Division.

Visit James Blake’s website for tour dates and ticket information.

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