James are proud to announce their March 2019 “LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES” UK Tour. The band will be performing some of their well-loved classic hits alongside new material from their most recent Top 10 album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’.
In a typical non-conventional James style, the band will be ‘supporting themselves’ in a special 30 minute acoustic set before their famed storming electric main show.
Tim Booth explains: "So for this smaller venue March tour we intend to split the gig up into a 30ish pin drop, bars closed, acoustic set - followed by a 1hr 25ish rock set after the interval.”
Their latest single ‘Many Faces’ makes a stand against xenophobia and racism, citing a message of peaceful unity that: “There’s only one human race, Many faces, Everybody belongs here,” written in response to Trump’s racist tweets concerning Mexicans and building a certain wall (“All walls fall over time”). The song instantly started to take on a life of its own with people singing it back to the band from the first times it was performed, as witnessed here in Halifax earlier in the year to recent performances as far flung as Australia and Dubai.
Tim Booth comments: “We have never had such a reaction to a new song as we have been getting to Many Faces. The sense of inclusion it engenders seems to produce a secular high of unity.”
A fan made video for the track features snapshots of many recognisable faces from political and popular culture, from Theresa May to Kim Kardashian, Malala Yousafzai to Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick to Barack Obama. Alongside these familiar faces sits juxtaposing footage from various news reports and documentaries, the rich and the poor appearing in uncomfortable proximity as makeshift refugee camps are swiftly succeeded by shots of the Trump Hotel’s plush interior, pointedly followed by a snippet of freshly printed dollars.