James Bay Debuts New Songs on First SNL Performance

On the evening of March 12th, three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay made his debut on Saturday Night Live in New York City. During his set, he performed “Wild Love” and “Pink Lemonade” off of his highly anticipated second full-length album, Electric Light out (Friday, May 18, 2018, via [Republic Records].)

Watch “Wild Love” Here and “Pink Lemonade” Here.

The feature isn’t James Bay’s only achievement in music as following the release of his debut album Chaos And The Calm, which featured hits such as “Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”, Bay was nominated for “Best Rock Album,” Best Rock Song,” and “Best New Artist” at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The album was also recognised as the ‘Biggest New Album Release’ of that year in the UK and certified gold the United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, platinum in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, double platinum in the UK and has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in global consumption, and 2.7 billion streams worldwide.

After earning the BRIT’s Critics Choice award for “Best Male Solo Artist in 2015, Bay himself has gone on to receive a win” at the BRITS, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, “Best New Act” & “Best Solo Artist” at the Q Awards, “Most Performed Work” at the Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for “Best New” & “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA’s and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act.”

Bay’s music not only sells out shows and festivals, as the artist has lent a revised version of his song “Running” for the 2016 Sports Relief charity. He is also an advocate for the international non-profit WaterAid, has designed his own signature line for Topman, and partnered with Epiphone who created the Limited-Edition James Bay Signature “1966 Century” Guitar.

Bay continues his string of live performances with his Spring Headline tour with his North American and European runs extended with thirty new dates added.


March 15th                       London                              Brixton Electric                  SOLD OUT*
March 25th                       Seattle, WA                        The Showbox                   SOLD OUT*
March 27th                       San Francisco, CA             The Fillmore                     SOLD OUT*
March 28th                        Los Angeles, CA               Belasco Theater               SOLD OUT*
March 31st                        Chicago, IL                        Metro                                SOLD OUT*
April 2nd                            Washington, D.C.             Lincoln Theatre                 SOLD OUT*
April 3rd                             Brooklyn, NY                    Brooklyn Steel                   SOLD OUT*
April 5th                             Boston, MA                       Royale NightClub              SOLD OUT*
April 6th                             Philadelphia, PA               Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) SOLD OUT*
April 8th                             Toronto, ON                      Danforth Music Hall           SOLD OUT*

May 27th                          SWANSEA                            Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+
May 29th                           London                                 The Roundhouse+
May 30th                           Manchester                          Albert Hall+
June 1st                            Sheffield                               O2 Academy+
June 2nd                           Bristol                                   Colston Hall+
June 3rd                            Cambridge                           Corn Exchange+
June 5th                            Newcastle                            02 Academy+
June 6th                            Leicester                              De Montfort Hall+
June 23rd                          Newcastle                            Isle of Wight Festival+
June 8th                             Paris                                   Elysee Montmartre+
June 11th                           Amsterdam                         Melkweg+
June 12th                           Berlin                                  Huxleys+
June 29th                           Glasgow                             TRNSMT Festival+
August 17th                        RIZE Festival                     Chelmsford- Hyland Park+
September 13th                  Atlanta, GA                        Coca Cola Roxy Theatre+
September 14th                  Nashville, TN                     Ascend Amphitheater+
September 15th                  Durham, NC                       Durham Performing Arts Center +
September 18th                  New York, NY                     Beacon Theater+
September 20th                  Washington, DC                 The Anthem+
September 25th                  Philadelphia, PA                 Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+
September 26th                  Boston, MA                         Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
September 28th                  Toronto, ON                        Woodbine Park+
September 29th                  Detroit, MI                           Masonic Temple Theatre+
October 1st                         Chicago, IL                         Aragon Ballroom+
October 2nd                        Minneapolis, MN                State Theatre+
October 5th                         Salt Lake City, UT              Union event Center+
October 7th                         Los Angeles, CA                The Greek Theater+
October 11th                       Berkeley, CA                      The Greek Theatre+
October 13th                       Vancouver, BC                   Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+
October 14th                       Seattle, WA                        Paramount Theatre+
October 15th                       Portland, OR                      Rose Garden – Theater of the Clouds+

*Previously Announced Tour
+ New Tour Dates