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James Bay turning on “Electric Light” on May 18

Republic RecordsJames Bay has announced details of his long-awaited sophomore album.  Titled Electric Light, the disc will arrive May 18.

Explaining the title, James said in a statement, “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame — while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”

The album’s available for pre-order now, and fans who do will get an instant download of the first single, “Wild Love,” and another track, the hard-rocking “Pink Lemonade.”  James will perform both songs this weekend on Saturday Night Live.

James has also announced a bunch of new tour dates, kicking off September 13 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Right now, the trek is scheduled to wrap up October 15 in Portland, Oregon. Fan pre-sales for the new shows start Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. local time. The general on-sale  stars Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. local time.

You can get access to pre-sale tickets if you buy anything from James’ online store, and every pair of online tickets comes with a copy of Electric Light.  Among the items for sale in the store is a new line of merch designed by James himself, including a ball cap that reads “Bay is Bae.”

Here’s the Electric Light track listing:

1. “Intro”
2. “Wasted On Each Other”
3. “Pink Lemonade”
4. “Wild Love”
5. “Us”
6. “In My Head”
7. “Interlude”
8. “Just For Tonight”
9. “Wanderlust”
10. “I Found You”
11. “Sugar Drunk High”
12. “Stand Up”
13. “Fade Out”
14. “Slide”

And here are James’ new tour dates;

9/13 — Atlanta, GA, Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
9/14 — Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
9/15 — Durham, NC, Durham Performing Arts Center
9/18 — New York, NY, Beacon  Theater
9/20 — Washington, DC,  The Anthem
9/25 — Philadelphia, PA, Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
9/26 — Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/28 — Toronto, ON, Woodbine Park
9/29 — Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple  Theatre
10/1 — Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
10/2 — Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
10/5 — Salt Lake City, UT, Union Event Center
10/7 — Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
10/11 — Berkeley, CA,  The Greek Theatre
10/13 — Vancouver, BC, Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
10/14 — Seattle, WA, Paramount  Theatre
10/15 — Portland, OR, Rose Garden – Theater of the Clouds

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