On March 24, British troubadour James Bay will release his first full-length album, Chaos and the Calm, which will almost certainly catapult him out of cult status and into the big leagues, if his recent co-sign from Taylor Swift–who’s bringing him out for the European leg of The 1989 World Tour–wasn’t enough on its own. Starting today, if you pre-order the album you’ll get an instant download of the track “Move Together.”
In the run-up to the album’s release, the Brits Critics Choice Award winner stopped by YouTube’s New York offices to shoot an acoustic performance of the song. Behind him you might notice the actual graffiti-laden, punk-history-infused walls of the legendary CBGB, which provide an interesting counterpoint to Bay’s tuneful strumming.
Bay will be headlining his own North American tour starting in April.
April 27 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
April 29 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
April 30 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
May 1 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 3 – The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
May 5 – Metro – Chicago, IL
May 7 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
May 8 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
May 10 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
May 11 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 12 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
May 14 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA