Billed as The Comeback of the Year by many, James Arthur has had quite an extraordinary 2016. James released Say You Won’t Let Go, his first single in over 2 years, in September and it shot straight to #1 on the Official Singles Chart where it stayed for 3 weeks and has gone onto sell over 1 million copies. The single, which is still yet to leave the top 5, also hit the top spot on the radio airplay chart. His second album Back From The Edge followed shortly after and saw him pick up his first #1 on the Official Albums Chart. 

Whilst 2016 might sound hard to beat, James is already laying the foundations for another successful year. He announces today that his new single will be Safe Insidea heartfelt and honest song about watching someone you care for grow into their own person. Inspired by his relationship with his sister, the track features a fantastic vocal performance from James, accompanied by beautiful strings and an unforgettable chorus. As a treat to his loyal fans who have supported him and his incredible comeback, James will drop the video for Safe Inside on Christmas Day. Fans will be able to watch the video, directed by Frank Hoffman, on Youtube and VEVO from 12am on Christmas Day.

Speaking of his year and Safe InsideJames said: ‘I can’t believe what a year it’s been. I want to say thanks to all the people that played a part and believed in me.  I’m looking forward to 2017 and pleased to confirm that Safe Inside will be my next single. Safe Inside is one of the most personal tracks on the album and touches on the relationship between myself and my sister.’

Also in 2017, James is heading Stateside through January and February. Say You Won’t Let Go is quickly rising up the charts in the US and James has been booked for some of the biggest TVs in the country, details to be announced soon. It was also recently announced that he will embark on a UK tour in March in support of Back From The Edge. He will kick things off in Norwich at UEA on 6th March 2017, and wrap up in Leeds at the O2 Academy. Tickets went on sale last month, and sold out in just a few hours, resulting in dates being added due to the incredible demand.

UK tour dates:
6.3.17 – Norwich, UEA
7.3.17 – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
9.3.17 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
10.3.17 – Glasgow, O2 Academy
11.3.17 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
13.3.17 – Sheffield, O2 Academy
14.3.17 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
16.3.17 – Plymouth, Pavilions
17.3.17 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
18.3.17 – Cardiff, St Davids Hall
20.3.17 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
21.3.17 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
23.3.17 – Bristol, O2 Academy
24.3.17 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
25.3.17 – Leeds, O2 Academy
26.3.17 – Manchester, O2 Apollo

Download ‘Back From The Edge’ here

For more information on James, please contact lauren@halestormpr.com

December 21, 2016 12:33pm ET by Pressparty  

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