Great news! The UK Indie band James are returning to South Africa in November 2018. They will be playing two shows: One in Cape Town and one in Pretoria. This tour is brought to you by We Are Live (the same folks who brought Incubus here in February 2018) in association with Solo and Vector.
The last time James performed in South Africa was in 2000 (when they opened for American rock band The Smashing Pumpkins at Supersport Park in Centurion). This time, the enduring multi-platinum band will perform for the first time ever in Cape Town at the iconic Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and in Pretoria at the National Botanical Gardens.
James had humble beginnings but have been around for a long time…
One of the most influential British indie bands, James was propelled from the musical tinderbox of early 80s Manchester and the ‘Madchester’ movement of the 90s into an enduring global career spanning over 30 years with hit after hit including “Sit Down”, “She’s A Star”, “Laid”, and “Getting Away With It”. They have thrilled their global fan base with over 20 UK Top 40 singles and millions in album sales worldwide.
2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially and critically successful album for nearly twenty years, which came close to knocking Adele’s 25 off the prized number 1 spot of the UK album chart.
“We are looking forward to playing to the boys and girls at the end of the world (from our corner of the world). If you enjoyed our last trip, evangelize this one to your friends, and we can make this a regular liaison.” said James.
Their South African tour will follow the release of their 15th studio album, Living In Extraordinary Times (which is due to drop on 3 August 2018).
Their energy, longevity and love of touring cements their status as one of the most iconic British bands to see perform live and a show which South African fans should not miss. Tickets are available via Webtickets, so make sure that you get yours now.
James 2018 South African Tour Details:
- 24 November 2018 – Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town
- 25 November 2018 – National Botanical Gardens, Pretoria
Tickets for the the Cape Town show cost R545. Golden Circle tickets for the Pretoria show cost R595 and are limited. General tickets for the Pretoria show will set you back R365.
To get you in the mood for James’ shows in SA, crank up their song “Sometimes” below:
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