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News: James Bay Announces First Ever Australian Shows

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(AUS) Frontier Touring have announced that acclaimed UK troubadour James Bay will be touring Australia for the very first time; bringing his powerful blend of rock, folk and soul to Sydney and Melbourne audiences in February 2015!

In July 2013, Bay released his debut EP The Dark Of The Morning (out now through Universal Music), a five track collection of bare-bones melodies like ‘Move Together’ and ‘When We Were On Fire’ that are as intimate as they are warm.

His second EP, Let It Go (out now through Universal Music), adorned his already stunning vocals and acoustic instrumentation with a rhythm section and electric guitars. Bay also spread his wings lyrically: “I wanted to show people that that I’m not just gonna be a whispery guy under one spotlight on the stage. As much as I love that, there’s more to the story. Sometimes I want to shout about something.”

Bay quickly captured the attention of BBC Radio 1 who invited him into the Live Lounge where his performance of ‘Let It Go’ and a cover of Haim’s ‘Forever’ became the #1 trending topic on Twitter. The Let It Go EP subsequently entered the iTunes Top 10 and saw the title track hit #1 on the real time Shazam worldwide chart following each of its broadcasts on Radio 1.

Bay’s third and most recent EP Hold Back The River (out now through Universal Music) debuted at #1 on UK iTunes chart last month and has managed the rare double feat of being named ‘Hottest Record’ and its title track declared ‘Single of The Week’ by Zane Lowe. The title track also received A-List rotation on XFM where it was similarly made feature track and ‘Record Of The Week’.


Frontier Members pre-sale:
Tue 16 Dec (12noon AEDT) – Wed 17 Dec (12noon AEDT)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

General Public: on sale from 10am (AEDT), Thursday 18 December

Sydney (18+)
The Basement | TICKETS | Ph: 1300 438 849

Melbourne (18+)
Northcote Social Club | TICKETS | Ph: 1300 724 867