James Blake is taking his incredible sounds on tour in 2019. The electronic pop artist announced a tour of the United States and Canada via Twitter on Tuesday, and fans can get tickets to see James Blake live now here on AXS.
Blake's most recent album The Colour in Anything was released in 2016; the record included the single "Modern Soul" which you can listen to by playing the video above. It was a number one hit on the Billboard Top/Dance Electronic Albums Chart, and also reached number 36 on the overall Billboard 200 albums chart.
It just shows how far he has come since being nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2014. He can lay down some fantastic beats and fashion a memorable chorus, but more than that, he's shaped himself into being quite the storyteller.
Songs like "Put That Away and Talk to Me" and "I Need A Forest Fire" show more sass, while still maintaining the addictive qualities of Blake's earlier work. His music is as catchy as ever, but now it's got a bit of a wink and a smile to it. They also make good use of silence, showing that Blake knows what to take out as much as he knows what to put in.
These are songs that will be even better heard live, because Blake's live performances have a certain mysterious quality, with past concerts including a smoke effect to set the tone. It's not just an EDM artist just showing up and hiding behind his technology; he's got a real personality. He's an artist who is bursting at the seams with talent, and fans can experience him live this spring.
Tickets for James Blake's 2019 tour go on sale this week through the AXS event pages linked below. An American Express pre-sale and artist pre-sale begin Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. local time, before tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the same time. Ticket prices and more information are available on each AXS event page.
Below are James Blake's 2019 tour dates, with tickets on sale through AXS through the links:
Feb. 18 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Feb. 20 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Feb. 21 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Feb. 22 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Feb. 24 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (Tickets)
Feb. 25 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (Tickets)
Feb. 27 Toronto, ON, Canada - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Feb. 28 - Montreal, QC, Canada - L’Olympia
March 2 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre (Tickets)
March 3 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
March 4 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
March 8 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
March 9 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Harbour Convention Centre
March 10 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
March 12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
March 15 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater Pomona (Tickets)
March 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
For more on James Blake, including tickets to his upcoming concerts, visit his artist page at AXS.