James Reuniting, "Still Fresh As A Daisy"
Not only is James "back, still fresh as a daisy", they also have a "bunch of new songs". Curiously, the band makes a point of referring to themselves as "the 'laid' six" and noting that they "will be playing live for the first time in 6 years", but they've only announced five concerts. Could a sixth show be in the offing? A festival perhaps?
As for what prompted the reunion, singer Tim Booth told Xfm it can be chalked up to chalked up to to "kind of a load of synchronistic events". Why, last summer he "would have said absolutely not, not a chance" would the band have reunited. Guitarist Larry Gott, one of the other founders of the band, had been calling him. Booth says, they got together and "jammed for a few days and found that it was really fantastic." And that's what led to the band's reunion... from jamming to James.
The Jesus And Mary Chain and Rage Against The Machine are also reuniting; both bands are playing at Coachella. Crowded House is reforming for a world tour. Reunions are trendy.
April 21 - Glasgow - Carling Academy
April 23 - Newcastle - Carling Academy
April 24 - Birmingham - Carling Academy
April 27 - London Brixton - Carling Academy
April 28 - Manchester - MEN Arena
James - Laid (Live At GLR) (a bonus track on the 2001 reissue of Laid)
James - Tomorrow (available on The Best of James)