James to perform a show at the Scarborough Open Air Theater – Reuters

James has announced plans to play a landmark show at the Scarborough Open Air Theater on September 9.

The English rock band have confirmed they are set to hit the Yorkshire Coast stage for the third time in their career after headlining in 2015 and 2018.

Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday (23.04.21).

James announced the news on Monday (19.04.21) when they also released a brand new single called ‘Beautiful Beaches’, which was taken from their upcoming album ‘All The Colors Of You’.

The new single is out now, while the band’s album will follow on June 4.

Speaking about the track, vocalist Tim Booth said, “We love how this song is so uplifting, focusing on new beginnings. I like the idea that many may not know the backstory and hear it as a post Covid holiday song! I pray that the lyrics don’t become prophetic.”

Tim wrote “Beautiful Beaches” in response to climate change-related migrations and the increasingly regular California wildfires that devastated his community at his former home in Topanga Canyon.

The song was inspired by a friend who lost his ‘fire resistant’ home and had to flee for his life to the beaches and a recurring vision Tim had last year of earthquakes and fires in California – a vision that led to his family selling out and leaving the Canyon.

‘Beautiful Beaches’ follows the album’s title track and lead single ‘All The Colors Of You’, which was released last month.

The tracklist for ‘All The Colors Of You’ is as follows:

1. ‘ZERO’

2. “All Your Colors”

3. ‘Recover’

4. “Beautiful beaches”

5. “Wherever This Takes Us”

6. ‘hush’

7. “Miss America”

8. “Get in”

9. “Magic Bus”

10. ‘Isabella’

11. ‘XYST’