James brought the house down at their Manchester concert last night, delivering a powerful and nostalgic setlist that had the crowd singing along from the very first note. The legendary frontman, Tim Booth, remained a captivating presence throughout the show, and even took a daring leap into the audience for a crowd-surfing adventure during one of the songs.

The setlist offered a perfect blend of James’ extensive discography, catering to both long-time fans and newer listeners. Classic anthems like “Sit Down” and “Laid” ignited the crowd, while tracks from their latest album, “Yummy” (like “Life’s a F**king Miracle” and “Better With You”) were met with enthusiastic energy. The inclusion of fan favorites like “Sound,” “She’s a Star,” and “Out to Get You” showcased the band’s enduring appeal and ability to craft timeless music.

Tim Booth’s vocals were in top form, soaring effortlessly through the familiar melodies. His trademark stage presence, a captivating mix of charisma and theatricality, kept the audience enthralled throughout the night. The rest of the band provided a tight and energetic backdrop, their musicianship adding depth and power to the performance.

The set flowed seamlessly, with a strong balance between high-octane rockers and more introspective ballads. The visual elements of the show, while not overpowering, complemented the music perfectly. The use of lighting and stage design created a dynamic atmosphere that mirrored the emotional range of James’ music.

The crowd reaction throughout the night was electric. Fans sang along to every word, danced with unbridled enthusiasm, and created a palpable sense of community and shared joy. Tim Booth’s crowd-surfing moment only further solidified the connection between the band and their audience, turning the concert into a truly unforgettable experience.

James’ “LIVE in 2024” tour is shaping up to be a must-see for any music fan. With their powerful live show, captivating stage presence, and timeless music, the band proves that they remain a force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss your chance to experience James’ electrifying energy live if they’re coming to a city near you!

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