James Blake has announced a handful of UK dates in October-November, including Manchester Academy on 3rd November. The much-awaited headline shows will give fans the opportunity to see the award-winning artist, producer, songwriter, and vocalist performing new tracks from his critically acclaimed third album The Colour In Anything (Polydor Records).
The weekend saw James Blake headline the main stage at Field Day Festival to an enthralled audience and critical praise. “A sublime and stellar showing from the hometown boy”, said the NME, while The Guardian observed, “introspective electronic soul swells to suit the occasion”.
James Blake’s touch can be felt throughout the modern music landscape. He lent his inimitable voice and production to “Forward” on Beyoncé’s chart-dominating #1 blockbuster Lemonade, in addition to co-writing the opener “Pray You Catch Me.” He won a Mercury Prize for 2013’s Overgrown, garnered a “Best New Artist” nomination at the 2014 Grammy Awards, and received a nod for “British Male Solo Artist” at the 2014 BRIT Awards. He has graced stages ranging from Glastonbury to Sydney Opera House and Japan's Fuji Rock and countless other festivals as well as performing sold out headline tours.
Critical praise for The Colour In Anything:
“Pop’s most influential sound” – The Guardian ****
“Best New Music” – Pitchfork
“…The Colour In Anything features Blake’s richest and most emotionally resonant workyet” – NME ****
“Quietly bursting with emotion” – The Independent ****
“…an album of exquisite musical invention” – The Telegraph