Following a year that introduced him to international success in 2012, James
McCartney is now in the midst of an exciting and unprecedented 2013a year
that finds him releasing his first full-length album and undertaking a
forty-seven date, twenty-seven state tour of the USA. The tour is now slated
to be followed by a number of additional shows and appearances across
Europe, along with a return to the States for return engagements and
festivals throughout the summer.
McCartney is fresh off the release of his two digital-only EPs, Available
Light and Close At Hand, as well as his first physical release, The Complete
EP Collection, a special two-disc package that includes the debut EPs in
their entirety along with five bonus tracks.
Now, James McCartney is enjoying the release his first full-length album,
Me, out May 21st. “For my first album I wanted to make a
record that would be intimate, deeply personal, and honest,” says McCartney.
“An album that would say, ‘This is who I am both musically and personally.
This is me.’”
The touring to accompany the release of Me reflects this singular idea.
Accompanying himself on guitar and piano, McCartney’s soaring vocals,
songwriting, and musicianship will take center stage in this distinctive and
The success of The Complete EP Collection in 2012 catapulted McCartney to
national awareness in America with his U.S. television debut on The Late
Show With David Letterman. McCartney followed with his first short tour of
North America. Of McCartney’s performances, The NY Daily News writes: ³An
infectious set . . . [He] has clearly forged a winning sound of his own.²
The Boston Globe adds: ³. . . The younger McCartney’s promising pop-rock
tunes make clear he¹s learned a few lessons about melody, phrasing, and
Looking forward to the thrilling year ahead and the next phase of his
career, McCartney’s goals are clear. Some artists are happy doing the same
thing again and again, but my favorite artists are the ones who evolve and
grow, and I want to be one of them.” With a new album and major touring
under way in 2013, James McCartney continues to raise the stakes, and in
doing so he succeeds in filling some very big shoes . . . his own.
Saturday 6th October – Special Acoustic Show (doors 8:15pm)
On the back of James appearance earlier this year with his band, James returns to Rockwood for a one off acoustic show. Expect to hear some of your favourite songs along with some new ones!
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At Sundance, he will play two shows for ASCAP’s Music Café. Head on over to the SHOWS section for all the relevant details & to purchase tickets. McCartney’s U.S. shows will celebrate the recent release of ‘The Complete EP Collection’ (Engine Company), which combines McCartney’s two previous EP’s with five never-heard bonus tracks. The special two-disc set was produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney. Critics praise his songs’ “strong pop hooks” (Rolling Stone) and “many bold, original touches” (Times of London).
James will perform at:
Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – Tuesday 13 December 2011
Ruby Lounge, Manchester – Wednesday 14 December 2011
Barfly, London – Thursday 15 December 2011