Jim James Announces New Festival Dates, SXSW Performances + Pitchfork.TV Special Presentation, "State of the Art" Video


SXSW Dates
1:15am-2:15am – MTV/VH1/CMT Present: Live in Austin @ The Control Room
3:30-4:40pm – SXSW Interview w/ Bill Flanagan @ Austin Community Center
12:30am-1:30am – Aquarium Drunkard Presents @ Hype Hotel
9:45pm-11:15pm – Heartbreaker Banquet @ Willie’s Nelsons Ranch (Invite Only)
7:00pm-7:45pm – Auditorium Shores’ show @ Auditorium Shores
3:00pm-4:00pm – Record Signing @ Waterloo Records

Having just released his debut solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God last month on ATO Records, Jim James has shown no signs of slowing down with the announcement of next week’s multiple SXSW dates, a SXSW “In Conversation” interview with Bill Flanagan, a segment on Pitchfork TV, and upcoming festival performance dates at Forecastle FestivalXPN Festival, and Newport Folk Festival, and Bonnaroo.  In addition to his performance at Bonnaroo, Jim is also taking part in a soul superjam featuring Jim James with John OatsZigaboo Modeliste, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Jim is also kicking off his North American tour in April in support of the album.

Taking place at Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel, Jim James awed audiences with his luminous, mystical performance in February.  Pitchfork TV captured Jim performing “State of the Art” as well as a behind the scenes interview of the meaning behind the song and why he chose to perform at Sleep No More. Be sure to also catch Jim on NPR’s World Café April 5 at 2pm EST, here.

“The year’s first great record”
– GQ

“James’ new songs are inward-looking, full of acoustic reverie and funky studio pastiche
– Men’s Journal

introspective, highly soulful tunes”

Jim James Tour Dates
3/12-3/16:  Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/17:  Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre
4/19:  Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
4/20:  Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/21:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/23:  Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/24:  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/26:  Boston, MA @ Royale
4/27:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/29:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/30:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/2:  Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
5/3:  Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/6:  Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
5/7:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/9:  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
5/11:  Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
5/12:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/14:  Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/15:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/17: Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest
6/13-6/15: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/22: Dove, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
7/12-7/14:  Louisville, KY @ Forcastle Festival
7/27:  Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival