James Blake at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
James Blake recently resumed his North American tour, which began on the west coast in October, hitting Treasure Island and other places, but was postponed for five dates so James could perform at the Mercury Prize ceremony back in his homeland of the UK. In case you didn't hear, James' album Overgrown won the prize. That win has seen an increase in sales for Overgrown -- yesterday (11/4) FACT reported that his Amazon sales have gone up over 2500%. Check out a video of James being interviewed after his win, below.
The tour hit Philly last night (11/4), comes to Boston tonight (11/5), and then James will return to NYC for two nights at Terminal 5 on Wednesday (11/6) and Thursday (11/7). Tickets for both T5 shows are still available, and we're giving away a pair to each night. Updated dates are listed, along with contest details below.
Since we last spoke, LA producer Nosaj Thing was added to the tour, including both NYC shows. Nosaj Thing released his newest album, Home earlier this year, and like James Blake, he collaborated with Chance the Rapper.
Speaking of James Blake collaborating with rappers, after being rumored to appear on Drake's Nothing Was the Same (which he didn't), he recently offered a remix of "Come Thru" from that album. You can stream that, along with the list of tour dates, contest details, and a couple videos, below...
James Blake post-Mercury Prize interview
James Blake feat. Chance the Rapper - "Life Round Here" (dir. Nabil)
Nosaj Thing x Chance the Rapper on Yours Truly's "Songs From Scratch"
Drake - "Come Thru" (James Blake Remix)
James Blake & Noasj Thing --- 2013 Tour Dates
Mon 11/04/13 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
Tue 11/05/13 House of Blues - Boston Boston MA
Wed 11/06/13 Terminal 5 New York NY
Thu 11/07/13 Terminal 5 New York NY
Sat 11/09/13 Metropolis Montreal QC
Sun 11/10/13 Kool Haus Toronto ON
Mon 11/11/13 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor MI
Wed 11/13/13 Riviera Theatre Chicago IL
Thu 11/14/13 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee WI
Fri 11/15/13 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
Sat 11/16/13 The Englert Theatre Iowa City IA
Tue 11/19/13 Vogue Theatre Vancouver BC
Wed 11/20/13 Showbox SoDo Seattle WA
Thu 11/21/13 Roseland Theater Portland OR
For a chance at winning tickets to see James Blake at Terminal 5: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "JAMES BLAKE" and your date of choice in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "JAMES BLAKE". Include your first and last name, and your date of choice in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!