Custard/Atlantic recording artist James Blunt has announced details of his upcoming US tour. The eagerly anticipated dates begin May 2nd at Atlantic City, NJ’s The Music Box – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and then continue through a May 19th finale at The Belasco in Los Angeles.
Blunt – whose acclaimed new album, “MOON LANDING,” arrived in November – will herald the tour with a live performance on the nationally syndicated Live! With Kelly & Michael, set for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29th (check local listings). The visit follows the multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominee’s recent appearances on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, NBC’s TODAY, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bethenny, and The Queen Latifah Show.
James Blunt’s fourth studio collection, “MOON LANDING,” is highlighted by the exhilarating new single, “Bonfire Heart.” Produced by Ryan Tedder (Adele, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake) and co-written by Blunt and Tedder, the track has already proven another major international hit for the British singer/songwriter, including top 5 success on the UK Singles Chart. What’s more, “Bonfire Heart” has also reached #1 in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, while also hitting the top 3 in Australia and Belgium. Finally, the “Bonfire Heart” companion video is an online favorite, earning over 15 million individual views and counting at Blunt’s official YouTube channel, located at http://www.youtube.com/jamesbluntmusic
“MOON LANDING” is James Blunt’s most personal and inspired collection thus far, executive produced by his “BACK TO BEDLAM” collaborator, Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters), with further production by Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall). The album rocketed into the upper reaches of charts all over the world upon its release last year, including top 2 debuts in Germany, Australia, the UK and Canada, as well as a #1 chart arrival in Switzerland and top 5 entries in Ireland and New Zealand. Furthermore, “MOON LANDING” is a digital sales sensation, hitting #1 on the iTunes Store in Australia and Switzerland while also reaching the top 2 and 3 in Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Finland, Belgium, Argentina, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia.
James Blunt first captured the world’s attention in 2005 with his 2x RIAA platinum-certified debut, “BACK TO BEDLAM,” and its history-making #1 classic single, “You’re Beautiful.” The British tunesmith has since become one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the modern era, earning staggering global sales of nearly 17 million albums and 20 million singles while repeatedly touring to sold-out audiences the world over. Blunt has also been the recipient of a remarkable range of top honors, including five GRAMMY® Award nominations, two BRIT Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards (honoring British music and songwriters), and a host of MTV awards.