James Blunt today announces a special greatest hits album, ‘The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’ (out November 19th) alongside a huge UK arena tour for 2022 which will see him return to Hull in February next year.
Celebrating his songs spanning a stellar 17-year career that has spawned over 23 million album sales, James will perform on the Bonus Arena, Hull stage on Tuesday 8 February 2022. Tickets go on pre-sale at 10am on Wednesday 21 July with general sale on Friday 23 July at 10am via Ticketmaster.
Amongst the string of hit singles, including global smash hit ‘You’re Beautiful’, ‘The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’ will also include four new songs (‘Love Under Pressure’, ‘Unstoppable’, ‘Adrenaline’ & ‘I Came For Love’), as well as four exclusive live performances from around the world, including the Glastonbury Festival. It also features stunning tracks from his latest Gold-selling album ‘Once Upon A Mind’, including ‘Cold’, and the heartbreaking ballad for his father, ‘Monster’.
James reflects; “Amazingly, I’m releasing my Greatest Hits. I wanted to call it “Greatest Hit (& Songs I Wish You’d Heard)”, but the good people at Atlantic Records suggested I call it something more sensible, so it’s called “The Stars Beneath My Feet”. If you’d ever wished that James Blunt had only ever released one album – this is that album. It’s 30 awesome songs, including live performances from Glastonbury and elsewhere, and four new songs. To celebrate its release, I’ll be heading out to tour the world all next year. I can’t wait to see you then.”
James’ classic 2004 debut album ‘Back To Bedlam’, was recently named as one of the top ten best selling albums of that decade, and with ‘Once Upon A Mind’, James Blunt reinforced his reputation for writing honest, emotional songs that people can easily relate to. The album marked a return to what James Blunt does best – writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head. Another side of James – his wit and charm – have in recent times been showcased via his always engaging Twitter account.
As well as his huge 2022 greatest hits UK arena tour, James Blunt and his band will be one of the highlights of this summer during his string of highly anticipated rescheduled UK dates. The tour includes a must-see date at the Royal Albert Hall on 23rd July, the first full-capacity concert at the venue as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations.
James Blunt plays the following 2022 UK arena dates:
- Thu 3rd BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
- Fri 4th MANCHESTER, AO Arena
- Sat 5th LONDON, SSE Wembley Arena
- Mon 7th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
- Tue 8th HULL, Bonus Arena
- Thu 10th BIRMINGHAM, Resort World
- Fri 11th LEEDS, First Direct Arena
- Sat 12th NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
- Sun 13th GLASGOW, SEC Armadillo
Tickets for all dates go on pre-sale at 10am on Wednesday 21 July with general sale on Friday 23 July at 10am via Ticketmaster.