James Bay announces ‘Electric Light’ LP, adds more 2018 tour dates
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Popular British singer/guitarist James Bay has officially announced the title and release date for his upcoming sophomore album. Electric Light will follow 2015’s Grammy-nominated Chaos and the Calm when it arrives via Republic Records on May 18. In addition to detailing the artwork, release date and tracklisting for Electric Light on Wednesday, Bay also shared the album’s second single, “Pink Lemonade,” and revealed more tour dates, which can also be referenced in the listed schedule below.

The 30 newly added concert dates pick up where his previously announced North American spring run drops off come April. The U.K. and short European leg will take the singer across his native country starting on May 27, and running until June 29 before coming over to North America with shows throughout September and October. The second North American leg later in the year will see Bay visiting both large and smaller markets across the U.S. and Canada, with notable scheduled shows at Salt Lake City’s Union Event Center and Seattle’s Paramount Theatre to name a few.

“If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame - while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me,” Bay added in a statement to go with Wednesday’s album/tour announcement. “The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”

The start of a new album cycle is certainly an exciting time for both Bay and his fans. In addition to sharing some new music and a shorter hairstyle, the 27-year-old will look to improve on his already impressive resume, that includes a 2016 Grammy nomination for "Best New Artist."

Tickets for select shows on Bay’s 2018 tour schedule are on sale now, or will be available starting March 16, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Electric Light Tracklisting:
1. ”Intro”
2. ”Wasted On Each Other”
3. ”Pink Lemonade”
4. ”Wild Love”
5. ”Us”
6. ”In My Head”
7. ”Interlude”
8. ”Just For Tonight”
9. ”Wanderlust”
10. ”I Found You”
11. ”Sugar Drunk High”
12. ”Stand Up”
13. ”Fade Out”
14. ”Slide”

2018 Tour Dates:
March 15 - London, UK - Electric Brixton
March 25 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox (Click here for tickets)
March 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
March 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
March 31 - Chicago, IL - Metro
April 2 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
April 3 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (Click here for tickets)
April 5 - Boston, MA - Royale (Click here for tickets)
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
April 8 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
May 27 - Swansea, UK - Radio 1 Biggest Weekend
May 29 - London, UK - The Roundhouse
May 30 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
June 1 - Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy
June 2- Bristol, UK - Colston Hall
June 3 - Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
June 5 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
June 6 - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall
June 8 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
June 11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
June 12 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
June 23 - Newcastle, UK - Isle of Wight Festival
June 29 - Glasgow, UK - TRNSMT Festival
Sept. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
Sept. 14 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Sept. 15 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
Sept. 18 - New York, NY - Beacon Theater
Sept. 20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sept. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn’s Landing
Sept. 26 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sept. 28 - Toronto, ON - Woodbine Park
Sept. 29 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 1 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
Oct. 2 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
Oct. 5 - Salt Lake City, UT - Union Event Center (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
Oct. 11 - Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre
Oct. 13 - Vancouver, BC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Oct. 14 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Oct. 15 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden in Theater of the Clouds




Exciting announcements this week x

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