James Bay performing at ACL Live in Austin, Texas on December 17, 2015.
James Bay hails from the North Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin. Bay honed his skills regionally, eventually landing high-exposure support slots with Tom Odell, John Newman, and Kodaline before inking a record deal with Republic/Universal in 2012. He began recording material soon after, and charted the single "When We Were on Fire" in 2013. One year later, he landed a pair of songs in the British Top Ten; first, "Let It Go" peaked at number ten, and by the end of 2014, "Hold Back the River" hit number two (and charted in ten other countries). Bay's first full-length album, Chaos and the Calm, appeared in March 2015, in time for him to play a handful of American dates, including showcases at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas.(Source: ACL Live)

The setlist for the show at the ACL Live:
  • Collide
  • Best Fake Smile
  • Let It Go
  • I'm On Fire
  • Hold Back the River

James Bay shared the stage with Zella Day, The Band Perry, and Fall Out Boy. He continues his world-wide tour with stops in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and ending at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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