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JAMES BAY RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM ELECTRIC LIGHT OUT MAY 18th

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will release his anxiously awaited second full-length album,Electric Light on Friday, May 18, 2018 via [Republic Records]. Full track list below as well as the album pre-order Here!

Starting today fans can pre-order Electric Light which will unlock an instant download of critically acclaimed single “Wild Love” and brand-new track “Pink Lemonade.” Premiering as Apple Music Beats 1 “World Record” today, “Pink Lemonade” illuminates another shade of Electric Light – showcasing Bay’s evolution with a louder sound and transistor guitars. The song comes out right in time for his NBC Saturday Night Livedebut performance on Saturday, March 10th with host Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther). Check out “Pink Lemonade” Here!

After selling out his spring headline tour, Bay is also announcing details for his expanded North American and European run. Adding nearly 30 new dates, the tour takes Bay across North America and Europe making stops at New York’s Beacon Theater on September 18th and Los Angeles’ The Greek Theatre on October 7th.Fan pre-sale for these newly added shows will begin on Wednesday, March 14th at 10am local time, with the public on-sale taking place on Friday, March 16th at 10am local time. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets with purchase of any item from shop.jamesbay.com and every pair of online tickets comes with a copy ofElectric Light (offer valid for US residents only). Tickets can be found at www.jamesbay.com.

Aspiring to push his own musical boundaries with Electric Light Bay noted: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame – while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.” 

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. Released on February 8th, single “Wild Love” has already reached 10 million Spotify streams and counting in addition to racking up nearly 3 million views from its official music video co-starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, ForbesHarpers BazaarTimeGQ UK, Rolling StonePeople,Clash, Billboard, and more.

Be on the lookout for more news from BAY and pre-order Electric Light HERE via Republic Records.

Electric Light Tracklist
1. Intro
2. Wasted On Each Other
3. Pink Lemonade
4. Wild Love
5. Us
6. In My Head
7. Interlude
8. Just For Tonight
9. Wanderlust
10. I Found You
11. Sugar Drunk High
12. Stand Up
13. Fade Out
14. Slide

JAMES BAY 2018 TOUR DATES:
March 15th                          London                              Brixton Electric                 SOLD OUT*
March 25th                          Seattle, WA                       The Showbox                    SOLD OUT*
March 27th                          San Francisco, CA            The Fillmore                      SOLD OUT*
March 28th                          Los Angeles, CA                Belasco Theater               SOLD OUT*
March 31st                          Chicago, IL                        Metro                                 SOLD OUT*
April 2nd                              Washington, D.C.              Lincoln Theatre                  SOLD OUT*
April 3rd                               Brooklyn, NY                     Brooklyn Steel                   SOLD OUT*
April 5th                               Boston, MA                        Royale NightClub              SOLD OUT*
April 6th                               Philadelphia, PA                Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) SOLD OUT*
April 8th                               Toronto, ON                       Danforth Music Hall            SOLD OUT*

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED:
May 27th                              SWANSEA                        Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+
May 29th                              London                              The Roundhouse+
May 30th                              Manchester                       Albert Hall+
June 1st                               Sheffield                            O2 Academy+
June 2nd                              Bristol                                Colston Hall+
June 3rd                               Cambridge                        Corn Exchange+
June 5th                               Newcastle                          02 Academy+
June 6th                               Leicester                            De Montfort Hall+
June 23rd                             Newcastle                          Isle of Wight Festival+
June 8th                                Paris                                  Elysee Montmartre+
June 11th                              Amsterdam                        Melkweg+
June 12th                              Berlin                                 Huxleys+
June 29th                              Glasgow                            TRNSMT Festival+
August 17th                           RIZE Festival                    Chelmsford- Hyland Park+
September 13th                    Atlanta, GA                        Coca Cola Roxy Theatre+
September 14th                    Nashville, TN                     Ascend Amphitheater+
September 15th                    Durham, NC                       Durham Performing Arts Center +
September 18th                    New York, NY                     Beacon Theater+
September 20th                    Washington, DC                 The Anthem+
September 25th                    Philadelphia, PA                 Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+
September 26th                    Boston, MA                         Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
September 28th                    Toronto, ON                       Woodbine Park+
September 29th                    Detroit, MI                          Masonic Temple Theatre+
October 1st                          Chicago, IL                          Aragon Ballroom+
October 2nd                         Minneapolis, MN                 State Theatre+
October 5th                          Salt Lake City, UT              Union event Center+
October 7th                          Los Angeles, CA                The Greek Theatre+
October 11th                        Berkeley, CA                      The Greek Theatre+
October 13th                        Vancouver, BC                   Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+
October 14th                        Seattle, WA                        Paramount Theatre+
October 15th                       Portland, OR                       Rose Garden – Theater of the Clouds+

*Previously Announced Tour
+ New Tour Dates
For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com

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