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News: 10 Years Of James Arthur – Special London Headline Show Announced

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News: 10 Years Of James Arthur - Special London Headline Show Announced

As his brand new album Bitter Sweet Love battles it out for this week’s UK Number 1 slot, Brit Billion-certified artist James Arthur today announces a special intimate show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 18th to mark 10 years since the release of his debut self-titled album, that kicked off a prolific, stratospheric career.To back up that sentiment, James is one of the world’s biggest streaming artists, with over 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. James has scored 4 top 10 albums, with 2016’s Back From The Edge hitting the Number 1 spot and over his career has collaborated with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental, Marshmello & many more.‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ became his breakthrough hit in the US. It was officially the UK’s most streamed song in 2016 and has gone on to be enjoyed via 4 billion streams while the song’s official video has achieved 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Earlier this year, the track became his first RIAA Diamond Single with 10 million certified units – making James one of just 100 recipients of an RIAA Diamond Single certification in the programme’s history.

Other huge hit singles include: ‘Impossible’, ‘Can I Be Him’, ‘Sun Comes Up’, ‘Naked’, ‘Empty Space’, ‘Rewrite The Stars’, ‘Falling Like the Stars’, ‘Train Wreck’ and ‘Lasting Lover’, which are all certified platinum records.His new album features superb offerings in ‘A Year Ago’‘Blindside’‘Just Us’Homecoming’‘Sleepwalking’ & the album’s upbeat title track Bitter Sweet Love, the new record is James back to his very best, producing thirteen bites of world class music.The singles have been lighting up the airwaves over the past few months, and have garnered positive critical acclaim with the Daily Mail declaring that “If (Sam) Fender is the Geordie Springsteen, maybe Arthur is the ‘Boro Boss”, and the Daily Star stating that “James has never sounded so in command, both of that compelling raspy voice and of his soaring songs. Last weekend also saw James as a guest on Sunday Brunch, with an appearance on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC 1 last Saturday. All the action follows a series of in-store performances across the UK this week that saw James showcase stunning acoustic sets to fervent fans.2024 will also see a major world tour, in which all March UK arena dates have sold out, including London’s Wembley Arena & The O2. This was then followed by the announcement of a massive homecoming show at Middlesborough’s Riverside Stadium on Saturday 8th June 2024 as well as a run of summer outdoor shows. The Riverside Stadium will be James’ biggest headline show to date and will see him joined by special guests McFly and Lauran Hibberd. James will play the following UK arena dates next year. Remaining tickets are on sale here.UK Tour 2024Mar 05 – Bournemouth, UK @ International Centre SOLD OUTMar 06 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Utilita Arena SOLD OUTMar 08 – Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Utilita Arena SOLD OUTMar 09 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Utilita Arena SOLD OUTMar 10 – Hull, UK @ Connexin Live SOLD OUTMar 13 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro SOLD OUTMar 15 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester AO Arena SOLD OUTMar 16 – London, UK @ Wembley OVO Arena SOLD OUTMar 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUTMar 20 – Cardiff, UK @ Utilita Arena SOLD OUTMar 22 – London, UK @ The O2 SOLD OUTJun 8 – Middlesbrough, UK @ Riverside StadiumJun 30 – Cornwall @ The Wyldes Jul 12 – Leeds @ Millennium SquareJul 17 – Wigan @ Robin ParkJul 18 – Swansea @ Singleton Park Aug 02 – Newmarket @ RacecourseAug 17 – Market Rasen @ RacecourseAug 27 – Belfast @ Custom House Square Dec 18 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire