James announce The Gathering Sound Tour in the UK in April 2013 - with very special guests Echo And the Bunnymen!
The legendary Manchester band who... Read more have released twelve albums and sold more than 20 million albums worldwide will be performing songs from their extensive back catalogue.
The band have also now confirmed that Echo and the Bunnymen will be appearing as their very special guests. The two bands will be touring together for the first time.
Lead singer Tim Booth said: "It is with great pleasure that we announce our Gathering Sound April tour with the legendary Echo and the Bunnymen as our very special guests. We will be re-working old songs and revealing some new steps - expect the unexpected and prepare yourself for more passion than fifty shades of grey."
The band are currently writing and working on new material together in Scotland.
The Gathering Sound tour is the first chance to see James performing in the UK since their Orchestra Of The Swan/Manchester Consort Choir tour in 2011.
The tour is also a chance to catch up with Echo and the Bunnymen who will be touring for the first time since their appearances reappraising their seminal first two Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here albums in 2010. Echo and the Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978 and since then have released eleven studio albums including Porcupine - which reached No.2 - and Ocean Rain which hit the No.4 spot. The band's last studio album entitled The Fountain was released in 2009. The two bands appeared on the same bill for the first time this summer, at Sound Island Festival in Kent where James headlined.
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