Multimillion-selling singer-songwriter James Blunt is heading to Hull next year as part of a UK arena tour on the back of a new greatest hits album looking back on his stellar career.
James, who will play the Bonus Arena on February 8, 2022, will release The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021) on November 19, alongside a tour that will see him celebrate songs spanning a 17-year career that has spawned more than 23 million album sales, a global smash hit with ‘You’re Beautiful’, two Brit Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.
James said: “Amazingly, I’m releasing my greatest hits. I wanted to call it Greatest Hit (& Songs I Wish You’d Heard), but the good people at Atlantic Records suggested I call it something more sensible, so it’s called The Stars Beneath My Feet.
“If you’d ever wished that James Blunt had only ever released one album – this is that album. It’s 30 awesome songs, including live performances from Glastonbury and elsewhere, and four new songs. To celebrate its release, I’ll be heading out to tour the world all next year. I can’t wait to see you then.”
James’s 2004 debut album Back to Bedlam was recently named as one of the top 10 best-selling albums of that decade, and Once Upon A Mind marked a return to what he does best – writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head. Another side of James – his wit and charm – have in recent times been showcased via his engaging Twitter account.