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JAMES VINCENT MCMORROWANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES FOR 2022

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW
ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES
FOR 2022

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROWANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES FOR 2022

NEW ALBUM GRAPEFRUIT SEASON OUT NOW
FEATURING NEW SINGLE PLANES + MORE

“McMorrow has a soul voice to cherish” – Guardian

“The ever-shifting Irish singer-songwriter…it works”
– Sunday Times, Hottest Tracks

“A deft collaboration, with James pushing his music onto a different realm, whilst maintaining that recognisable emotional pull” – CLASH

“Lyrically raw and immensely quotable” – The Forty Five

TORONTO, ON – September 20, 2021 – James Vincent McMorrow has released his fifth studio album, Grapefruit Season, which is available now on Columbia Records. The project features latest single, Planes, and Paradise – currently playlisted on BBC Radio 1 – as well as teaser tracks like Gone, and I Should Go (with Kenny Beats). Having made a welcome return to the festival circuit this summer – as well as playing Ireland’s first major gig since the pandemic – James will hit the road for a global headline tour in 2022, including newly-announced dates across Canada. See below for full details.

On Grapefruit Season, James Vincent McMorrow (artist, producer, and songwriter) pushes himself and his sound in all new ways. The album was recorded between London, Los Angeles and Dublin, largely before the pandemic struck. It embraces the timeless yet timely fact that life is chaos; the idea of growing up, but as Paradise suggests, still feeling none the wiser. Each song is held together by McMorrow’s instantly-identifiable voice, an untethered musical imagination, and (from dancehall to soul, country to R&B) purposefully little else in its pursuit of fear-free pop music. Even the title, Grapefruit Season, seems to signpost doing simply what you want, rather than what you are supposed to do (it was inspired by James watching his mum eat grapefruit as a kid, and the idea that what’s good for you may not actually be pleasurable).

Throughout the emotional highs and lows of Grapefruit Season, you are reminded of the risks James Vincent McMorrow has taken since the singer-songwriter roots of debut album, Early In The Morning (which turned ten in 2020); but also that those same instincts – to follow inspiration wherever it leads, and to be as brutally honest possible – remain a refreshing constant. What’s emerged is James Vincent McMorrow’s most essential album to date.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
September 17 || London || Rough Trade East
September 18 || London || Rough Trade East (Sold Out)
September 20 || Nottingham || Rough Trade
September 21 || Leeds || Crash @ Headrow House
October 12 || London || Banquet & Pryzm
February 4 || Leuven || Het Depot
February 5 || Paris || Le Trianon
February 6 || Luxembourg || Den Atelier
February 8 || Frankfurt || Batschkapp
February 9 || Amsterdam || Paradiso
February 10 || Hamburg || Grunspan
February 12 || Stockholm || Nalen
February 13 || Copenhagen || Vega
February 15 || Berlin || Metropol
February 16 || Cologne || Gloria Theatre
February 18 || Manchester || O2 Ritz
February 20 || Birmingham || O2 Institute
February 21 || London || O2 Kentish Town Forum
February 22 || Bristol || O2 Academy
February 23 || Glasgow || Barrowland Ballroom
March 23 || Vancouver, BC || Commodore Ballroom
March 25 || Calgary, AB || The Palace
March 26 || Edmonton, AB || Winspear Centre
March 28 || Winnipeg, MB || Park Theatre
April 2 || Toronto, ON || Danforth Music Hall
April 4 || Ottawa, ON || The Bronson Centre
April 5 || Montreal, QC || Corona Theatre
April 19 || Dublin || Olympia Theatre
April 20 || Dublin || Olympia Theatre
April 21 || Belfast || Limelight
April 22 || Limerick || Milk Market

JAMES VINCENT MCMORROWANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR DATES FOR 2022