James Blake has announced a handful of UK dates in October-November, including a London show at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 1st November (full dates below). 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.
Alongside this news, James performed a special eight song set for Annie Mac’s ‘Radio 1 Headliners’ live series on BBC Radio 1, featuring songs from the new album and from 2013's Overgrown.
Listen to the entire episode here (set starts at 01:17:06)
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.
UK tour dates:
27.10 Dublin Olympia, IE
28.10 Belfast Limelight 1, UK
30.10 Bristol O2 Academy, UK
01.11 London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , UK
02.11 Leeds O2 Academy, UK
03.11 Manchester Academy, UK