British singer-songwriter James Blunt is launching US tour in the beginning of 2008. “You Oughta Know” tour is organized by VH1. The trek lists 11 cities, kicks off February 4 in Seattle, and wraps up March 4 by show in Atlanta (GA). James Blunt will visit San Francisco (CA), Los Angeles (CA), Las Vegas (NV), Denver (CO), Chicago (IL), Boston (MA), New York (NY), and some smaller markets. Sara Bareilles announced as opening act for these concerts. James Blunt is touring in support of his new album All the Lost Souls which hit shelves in September. Sara’s debut album Little Voice was released in July. James Blunt Tickets Sara Bareilles Tickets James Blunt 2008 Tour Dates 2/4/2008 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theater 2/6/2008 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield 2/7/2008 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern 2/8/2008 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pear 2/12/2008 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 2/22/2008 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre 2/23/2008 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater 2/27/2008 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre 2/29/2008 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre 3/1/2008 - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre 3/4/2008 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
It seems that most times James Blunt's actions may seem contradictory. The ex officer who has grown to dizzy heights singing fatalistic ballads; the boy raised on boarding-school dinners who ended up chez Carrie Fisher in the Hollywood hills while recording his first album, Back To Bedlam, and the genteel country Englishman who admits to his fantasies of being tied to the bottom of a swimming pool with only mermaids to keep him company. Everything is a contrast, and this becomes all the more obvious in live performances.Following on from assaulting a thief with his NRJ Best Newcomer award trophy last month and ahead of this week's Brit Awards, where he is nominated for five awards, he kicked off the first leg of his 2006 world tour. And Blunt managed just about to pull off a rather charming performance while the PA system crashed and burned around him. I will concede that I was sceptical at first of this puppy-eyed crooner and how well his voice would translate in a live show, and my initial reservations were realised early on by video footage from his Kosovo peace-keeping days shown during his rendition of No Bravery. The disturbing imagery was grossly misjudged and out of place at such a gig, and detracted from an achingly beautiful song.However, with such tunes as Wise Men, So Long Jimmy and Out of My Mind, I was soon spellbound by his haunting voice once again. It is evident the captain has not only put a lot of heartfelt soul into his lyrics but also a lot of his cheeky-chappy personality; another contradiction that is sure to make him a very familiar name to the world music scene.