New Release & Tour: James Bay – Electric Light / Pink Lemonade

James Bay will release his second full-length album, Electric Light, on May 18th

Starting today, fans can pre-order Electric Light which will unlock an instant download of recent single Wild Love and brand-new track Pink Lemonade, which can be heard below…

Pink Lemonade illuminates another shade of Electric Light – showcasing Bay’s evolution with a louder sound and transistor guitars. The song comes out right in time for his NBC Saturday Night Live debut performance on Saturday, March 10th

Aspiring to push his own musical boundaries with Electric Light Bay noted: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame – while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect”

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record

After selling out his Spring headline tour, Bay is also announcing details for his expanded North American and European run. Adding nearly 30 new dates, the tour takes Bay across North America and Europe making stops at New York’s Beacon Theater on September 18th and Los Angeles’ The Greek Theatre on October 7th

Fan pre-sale for these newly-added shows will begin on Wednesday, March 14th at 10am local time, with the public on-sale taking place on Friday, March 16th at 10am local time. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets with purchase of any item from and every pair of online tickets comes with a copy of Electric Light (offer valid for US residents only). Tickets can be found at

Dates below…

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