Jim James has announced plans for a spring headline tour. The Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion tour – which sees James backed by his longtime live band – begins May 1 at Charleston, SC’s Charleston Music Hall and then continues through the month. He will be stopping in the First Avenue Mainroom on Tuesday, May 14th. James – who has only just wrapped up a series of intimate European headline shows – will bring his first full band performances of last year’s Uniform Distortion along with selections from his entire catalogue to U.S. festivals at Atlanta, GA’s Shaky Knees Music Festival (May 4), Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 15), Telluride, CO’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 20-23), and Quincy CA’s High Sierra Music Festival (July 4-7).
Spotify and jimjames.com presales begin Wednesday, January 30 at 10 am (local). Local presales follow on Thursday, January 31 at 10 am (local). All presales conclude Thursday, January 31 at 10 pm (local). All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, February 1 at 10 am (local). For complete details, please see jimjames.com/events.
In partnership with RPM, $1 from every ticket purchased for the Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion tour will benefit My Morning Jacket’s Waterfall Project, whose beneficiary for this tour will be the Young Authors Greenhouse, a nonprofit organization in Louisville, KY that inspires students ages 6-8 from diverse communities to grow their imaginations through writing.
Supporting Jim on this tour is Amo Amo. Amo Amo formed in June 2017 when a group of dear friends – Omar Velasco, Love Femme, Justin Flint, Shane Mckillop and Alex Siegel – got together for an impromptu session in Los Angeles with Jim James (My Morning Jacket). There had been a premonition that the five of them shared a sort of psychic bond that would lead to a revelation in sound. James proved the right ferryman to take them across the creative river to where the revelatory, mystic moment awaited. Five months later, after a month-long recording retreat with Jim in an old house in central California’s countryside, Amo Amo emerged with a collection of songs full of soul and magic.
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