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News: James Bay Bay Announces Massive Tour

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(AUS) Frontier Touring have confirmed that UK troubadour James Bay will return to our shores with his full band for the Chaos And The Calm Tour of Australia and New Zealand in January and February 2016. This will be Bay’s most extensive Australian tour to date and marks his debut New Zealand performance.

Bay’s meteoric rise to fame over the past twelve months has seen his critically acclaimed debut album Chaos and the Calm (out now through Universal Music Australia) peak at #1 in the UK, #3 in Australia and #10 in New Zealand, selling over a million copies worldwide.

Recorded at Nashville’s iconic Blackbird Studios with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids), the album’s combination of rock, soul, Americana and blues set against emotionally charged lyrics are what place Bay at the forefront of 2015’s international music scene.

Smash hit ‘Let It Go’ is dominating the charts, having recently been certified platinum in Australia and gold in New Zealand and latest single ‘Scars’ is set to follow in its footsteps. Adding to the achievements, Bay is the most recent recipient of the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award, joining an elite group of past winners including Sam Smith, Adele and Florence & The Machine, and most recently the video for his breakthrough track ‘Hold Back the River’ (certified triple platinum in Australia) received a nomination at the MTV VMAs for Artist To Watch.

Kicking off on January 30th at Fremantle Arts Centre before continuing on to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, the tour will see the 24 year old singer-songwriter captivate audiences with his moving yet contemporary folk-rock ballads. This year alone, Bay has sold out three Brixton O2 Academy shows, following a massive headline tour of America and Canada.

At his pair of sold-out debut Australian performances earlier this year, James Bay delighted fans with a taste of Chaos and the Calm prior to its release. Those who were able to secure tickets to a very special display of songwriting prowess in an intimate setting that left fans and critics alike in awe of Bay’s raw talent.

CHAOS AND THE CALM TOUR:

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE: MON 17 AUG

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE: THU 20 AUG
10am local time (Aus shows)
12noon local time (Auckland show)

Sat 30 Jan
Arts Centre (18+*)
Fremantle, WA | TICKETS

Tue 02 Feb
AEC Theatre (AA)
Adelaide, SA | TICKETS

Wed 03 Feb
Festival Hall (AA)
Melbourne, VIC | TICKETS

Sat 06 Feb
Hordern Pavilion (AA)
Sydney, NSW | TICKETS

Sun 07 Feb
Convention Centre (AA)
Brisbane, QLD | TICKETS

Tue 09 Feb
Town Hall (AA)
Auckland, NZ | TICKETS

* U18s permitted with parent/legal guardian