James on tour with debut album

Since the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, James Blake has been busying himself playing the record live all over the world.

Now he comes to Brighton’s Komedia on Monday, June 13.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Nimmo-Smith said: “He’s successfully been wowing crowds in venues from his London residency at the tiny St Pancras church in King’s Cross to his first-ever trip to New York playing at the Williamsburg Music Hall, where the audience included a suitably impressed Bjork and Anthony Hegarty. This New York debut led him on to at least a show a day at this year’s SXSW and straight into a full-blown European tour.

“Picking up fans wherever he travels, including, it seems, Paul Simon, who recently told the Huffington Post he’d been enjoying the album, has resulted in his album global sales of over 170k sales with still a whole summer and rest of year stretched out head of him.

“Up next for James here in the UK is the double A release of his new edit of Lindisfarne which combines parts one and two from the album and Unluck – two extraordinary pieces of music from his debut. This release is backed by his first fully-fledged UK tour and a host of summer festival performances including a Saturday night Park Stage slot at Glastonbury, Field Day, Green Man and Bestival.”