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Sunday, June 08, 2008

James Live at Spaceland in L.A.

Manchester band James popped onto the stage at Spaceland in Los Angeles on Friday night (6-6-2008) for an impromptu set featuring 5/7's of the current line-up. The inspired set featured songs from the forthcoming release Hey Ma and amazing renditions of Out To Get You, Lullaby and Laid from the album of the same name. This show, billed as "semi-acoustic" was the bands first gig in Los Angeles in over eight years! Tim Booth had left the band to pursue an acting career in 2001 but has since decided it was time for the band to regroup. The quintet featured all members who were present during the "Laid" sessions and even had trumpeter Andy Diagram-last seen in the early nineties for Seven-lending his horn prowess on all tracks. Although James were always a band with a "cult" status, openers over the years for the live tours have included some now mighty bands: Nirvana, Radiohead, Stereophonics, Coldplay and Doves. Want to become a successful act? Open for James!

Barney Rebel

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