James Blake‘s live KEXP session is proof he is an incredible performer in a live setting. If his voice doesn’t give you goosebumps, his lush and soul-stirring synths definitely will. He recently sat down with host Cheryl Waters of Seattle radio station KEXP for a short interview. He discusses what it’s been like to create a sophmore album, following the critical acclaim of his debut. He comes off as a very humble young lad, talking about how lucky he feels to have worked with the RZA and Brian Eno. His band also backed him on three songs off of his most recent album Overgrown as well as fan-favorite “The Wilhelm Scream.” The performances perfectly show off his skill of bending multiple genres. If you’ve never seen James Blake live, however–you’re in luck because Blake and band just announced a lengthy fall tour. His full KEXP interview and performances as well as tour dates can be seen below.
James Blake — 2013 Tour Dates (Euro date format)
24/05/13 PRIMAVERA SOUND, BARCELONA, SPAIN
29/05/13 SALA CAPITAL, MADRID, SPAIN
30/05/13 PRIMAVERA SOUND, PORTO, PORTUGAL
01/06/13 FORBIDDEN FRUIT, DUBLIN, IRELAND
04/06/13 STUDIO COAST, TOKYO, JAPAN
05/06/13 STUDIO COAST, TOKYO, JAPAN
06/06/13 DIAMOND HALL, NAGOYA, JAPAN
07/06/13 HATCH, OSAKA, JAPAN
22/06/13 EFES ONE LOVE FESTIVAL, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
23/06/13 FOR 2013, HVAR ISLAND, CROATIA
30/06/13 GLASTONBURY, PILTON, UK
04/07/13 DAY OFF FESTIVAL, CITE DE LA MUSIQUE, PARIS, FRANCE
05/07/13 PITCH FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
06/07/13 ROCK WERCHTER, WERCHTER, BELGIUM
07/07/13 ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, ROSKILDE, DENMARK
14/07/13 MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL, MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND
16/07/13 EJEKT FESTIVAL, ATHENS, GREECE
19/07/13 MELT FESTIVAL, BERLIN, GERMANY
21/07/13 LATITUDE, SUFFOLK, UK
25/07/13 THE ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
26/07/13 ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
28/07/13 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
29/07/13 SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
30/07/13 SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – SOLD OUT
31/07/13 THE PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
02/08/13 TOWN HALL, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
09/08/13 OYA FESTIVAL, OSLO, NORWAY
10/08/13 WAY OUT WEST, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
17/08/13 FREQUENCY FESTIVAL, ST POLTEN, AUSTRIA
31/08/13 ZURICH OPENAIR, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
06/09/13 BURN SELECTOR , WARSAW, POLAND
08/09/13 BESTIVAL, ISLE OF WIGHT, UK
13/09/13 FESTIVAL NO. 6, PORT MERION, UK
18/09/13 O2 ABC , GLASGOW, UK.
20/09/13 RITZ, MANCHESTER, UK.
21/09/13 HMV INSTITUTE , BIRMINGHAM, UK.
22/09/13 O2 ACADEMY, OXFORD, UK.
24/09/13 O2 ACADEMY, BRISTOL, UK.
25/09/13 O2 SHEPERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON, UK.
26/09/13 O2 SHEPERDS BUSH EMPIRE , LONDON, UK.
06/10/13 VEGA, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
08/10/13 TEMPODROM, BERLIN, GERMANY.
09/10/13 MUFFATHALLE, MUNICH, GERMANY.
10/10/13 E-WERK, COLOGNE, GERMANY.
12/10/13 MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
13/10/13 ANCIENNE BELGIQUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
14/10/13 TRIANON, PARIS, FRANCE.
22/10/13 WILTERN, LOS ANGELES, CA
23/10/13 THE HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY, LOS ANGELES, CA
24/10/13 HOUSE OF BLUES, SAN DIEGO, CA
25/10/13 THE CRESCENT BALLROOM, PHOENIX, AZ
27/10/13 HOUSE OF BLUES, DALLAS , TX
28/10/13 EMO’S AUSTIN, AUSTIN, TX
29/10/13 HOUSE OF BLUES, HOUSTON, TX
30/10/13 REPUBLIC, NEW ORLEANS, LA
31/10/13 MARATHON MUSIC WORKS, NASHVILLE, TN
02/11/13 9:30 CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC
03/11/13 9:30 CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC
04/11/13 UNION TRANSFER, PHILADELPHIA, PA
05/11/13 HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON, MA
06/11/13 TERMINAL 5, NEW YORK, NY
07/11/13 TERMINAL 5, NEW YORK, NY
09/11/13 METROPOLIS, MONTREAL, CANADA
11/11/13 MICHIGAN THEATER, ANN ARBOR, MI
13/11/13 RIVIERA THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL
14/11/13 TURNER HALL BALLROOM, MILWAUKEE, WI
15/11/13 FIRST AVENUE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
16/11/13 THE ENGLERT THEATRE, IOWA CITY, IA
19/11/13 VOGUE THEATRE, VANCOUVER, BC
20/11/13 SHOWBOX SODO, SEATTLE, WA
21/11/13 ROSELAND THEATER, PORTLAND, OR