Jim James Announces Tour Dates, Stream Full Album Now

Article Contributed by GMA | Published on Monday, January 28, 2013

Jim James is thrilled to announce his full US tour in support of his forthcoming debut solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, out February 5 on ATO Records. “Hello friends!” says Jim.  “I have put together a special band of some of my oldest pals to help bring this album to life on the road! We are very excited about it and cant wait to bring it to light! See ya out on the open road!”  The nine songs on this album resist easy categorization, grasping influence of old-school R&B to island folk to hip-hop, each flickering into focus and then disappear throughout the album.   From the hazy space-funk of the opening "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)" to the chiming, operatic pop of "A New Life," Regions of Light and Sound of God is complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic.  Today, Jim is revealing the first listen of the album on NPR.General on sales for the tour begin this weekend while Roll Call members (My Morning Jacket fan club) have first access pre-sales this Wednesday at 12noon EST.  For the duration of the tour, a percentage of proceeds of every ticket will benefit Cancer Research Hospital and Treatment Center, City Of Hope.  Along with his upcoming tour dates, Jim will also be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on February 4th alongside The Roots.  The following day (February 5th) he will return to Jimmy Fallon, sitting in for the entire show as a guest performer.“The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”Jim James Tour Dates2/18:  Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s SOLD OUT2/19:  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT2/20:  New York, NY @ McKittrick Hotel SOLD OUT JUST ANNOUNCED4/17:  Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre4/19:  Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater4/20:  Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre4/21:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue4/23:  Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall4/24:  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre4/26:  Boston, MA @ Royale4/27:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer4/29:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall4/30:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club5/2:  Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom5/3:  Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel5/6:  Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre5/7:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues5/9:  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre5/11:  Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre5/12:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore5/14:  Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom5/15:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune