JAMES PLAY MANCHESTER CASTLEFIELD BOWL SATURDAY 2 JULY 2022

 

 

 

CELEBRATING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR LEGENDARY ALTON TOWERS SHOW PLAYING EVERY SONG FROM THE ORIGINAL SET

 

Following their blistering performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, JAMES have announced a major outdoor headline show for the summer of 2022 at MANCHESTER CASTLEFIELD BOWL.

The date, SATURDAY 2 JULY, marks 30 years since the JAMES show at Alton Towers which saw 30,000 revellers descend onto the Staffordshire theme park for a legendary set broadcast live with Chris Evans on BBC Radio One. Their Alton Towers night created plenty of “I was there” moments for JAMES fans and so, to celebrate, the band will perform the same set list of songs from that night when they play Manchester Castlefield Bowl.

 

 

It’s remarkable that a 30-year-old set list includes so many hits such as Come Home, Born of Frustration, Say Something, Ring the Bells, Sound and Sit Down, as well as continued live favourites like Stutter,

Johnny Yen and Hymn from A Village, in addition to rare gems like Goalie’s Ball, Live A Love of Life, America and Next Lover which haven’t been performed in decades.

Bassist Jim Glennie remembers, “It was a crazy day that was nearly defeated by the weather and the gig was even more celebratory due to the near miss. Come and celebrate 30 years since that iconic day, and this time with guaranteed sunshine!”

 

 

JAMES are undoubtedly a jewel in the British music crown. Since their breakthrough single, Sit Down, they have released 16 studio albums including the recent UK Top 3 album All the Colours of You, selling over 25 million copies in the process, and performed at countless headline shows and festivals across the world. They continue to be a huge live draw, having sold 60,000 tickets for their UK arena tour scheduled for this November and December, the band’s fastest ever selling tour.

Tickets for JAMES at Castlefield Bowl go on general sale at 9.30am on FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER from: HERE

 

JAMES / ALTON TOWERS SET LIST / JULY 1992

All songs to be performed, not necessarily in this order

Sound

Born Of Frustration

 Heavens

 Hymn From a Village

 Goalie’s Ball

 Maria’s Party

 Live A Love of Life

 Come Home

 Next Lover

 Lose Control

 Stripmining

 Say Something

 Johnny Yen

 Ring The Bells

 God Only Knows

 How Was It for You?

 What’s The World?

 America

 Seven

 Gold Mother

 Stutter

 Sit Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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