Lancashire Times
Weekend Edition
Graham Clark
Features Writer
3:45 AM 24th July 2021

James Blunt Thanks His Lucky Stars On Greatest Hits Tour

James Blunt is one of those artists that divide opinion - you either like the former Life Guards Captain or wish he had still continued with his military career!

I always think that when an artist releases a Greatest Hits album it signals the end of their career. If you are a fan of Blunt’s music then you might be upset. If, however, you think he veers towards being a tad insipid you should see him in concert. His wit and charm might surprise you - it did me. You now have that chance as he has just announced the dates for his Greatest Hits tour and album.

Among the string of hit singles on the Greatest Hits album, 'The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’ there will also be four new songs (‘Love Under Pressure’, ‘Unstoppable’, ‘Adrenaline’ & ‘I Came For Love’), as well as four exclusive live performances from around the world, including the Glastonbury Festival. It also features stunning tracks from his latest Gold-selling album ‘Once Upon A Mind’, including ‘Cold’, and the heartbreaking ballad for his father, ‘Monster’.

James reflects: “Amazingly, I’m releasing my Greatest Hits. I wanted to call it “Greatest Hits (& 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.”

Tour dates in the North - February 2022

Friday 4th - MANCHESTER, AO Arena
Tuesday 8th - HULL, Bonus Arena
Friday 11th - LEEDS, First Direct Arena