GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified UK troubadour JAMES BAY has begun lining up his North American fall headline tour, revealing the first round of dates today. The tour begins September 14th at CEPSUM in Montreal, Canada and makes stops at some of the largest venues BAY has headlined to date in US & Canada including New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall. Tickets go on-sale starting Friday, April 22nd at 10am local time. The full itinerary can be found below.
Continuing his North American domination this April, he landed back in the US for his debut Coachella appearance this past weekend and performed to a packed crowd and continues his completely sold out run, kicking off next weekend. See photos of the Coachella performance here.
In between a string of concerts on the West Coast, the singer returns to ABC’s JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! on Tuesday April 26, 2016 to perform his latest hit single, “Let It Go.” This marks his second performance on the show and first on the famed Outdoor Stage in Hollywood. Make sure to tune in at 11:35/10:35c on ABC!
In other big BAY news, “Let It Go” just received an RIAA platinum certification for sales and streams exceeding 1 million. This comes hot on the heels of the song and “Hold Back The River” reaching Gold status only a few months ago. Check out the official music video to “Let It Go” here.
Last month, BAY lit up the UK’s prestigious BRIT Awards. Not only did he take home the honor for “Best British Male Solo Artist,” but he delivered a show-stopping acoustic performance of “Love Yourself” with pop superstar Justin Bieber. He also stole the show at the GRAMMYS®, joining Tori Kelly for a special mash-up of “Let It Go” and “Hollow” which he personally arranged.
2015 proved to be massive for BAY. Following the release Chaos And The Calm, his two singles from—“Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”—went RIAA Platinum. Internationally, the record became the “Biggest New Artist Album Release This Year” in the UK and has been certified Gold in Australia & Switzerland, double platinum in the UK and has sold over two million albums worldwide. After receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award for 2015, BAY has gone on to receive, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, “Best New Act” at the Q Awards and was nominated for “Best New” and “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act” On the other side of the globe, he received a nod for “Best International Artist” at the ARIA Awards in Australia. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, and VH1’s You Oughta Know Concert.
SPRING TOUR DATES:
4/19 Los Angeles, CA United Artists Theatre At The Ace Hotel
4/20 Rocklin, CA Cap City
4/22 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
4/23 Indio, CA Coachella
4/27 Vancouver, Canada Orpheum Theatre
4/28 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
4/29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
FALL TOUR DATES:
9/14 Montreal, Canada CEPSUM
9/19 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
9/21 Miami, FL The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
9/23 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
9/25 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
9/27 Richmond, VA The National
9/28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Indoor
9/30 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
10/1 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
10/3 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
10/4 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
10/6 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/7 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/8 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre