24 August, 2016 - NME.com
The Charlatans and James have announced a one-off joint concert at Liverpool Echo Arena for December 10.
Tickets for the event go on sale at 9:30am on Friday (August 26).
The two bands, who are both from the Manchester region, will play the show to mark James’ recent No 2 album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’. James bassist Jim Glennie said: “It’s always great to perform on the same stage as a band you admire and respect. This is one of those occasions. It’s a fantastic double bill, if I say so myself.”
Referring to former The Who manager Peter Rudge, Glennie added: “As the great Peter Rudge puts it ‘One plus one plus one equals three’. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
The Charlatans singer Tim Burgess said: “The Charlatans and James have the best fans in the world. Both bands have been talking for a while, hoping to get something sorted. We’re so pleased this is happening. It’s going to be a big day.”
James opened the Other Stage at Glastonbury this year, while The Charlatans – whose most recent album was ‘Modern Nature’ in 2015, headlined Kendal Calling.
Burgess releases a joint album with New York composer Peter Gordon, ‘Same Language, Different Worlds’, on September 2.