James Blunt Celebrates Back to Bedlam 20th Anniversary With A Tour

Live Music | 22nd May, 2024 James Blunt James Blunt

James Blunt is preparing to reveal full details of his forthcoming special remastered version of Back To Bedlam, on October 11th, twenty years to the day of its initial release.

Back To Bedlam featured the global smash hit You're Beautiful and is one of the top ten best-selling albums of the Noughties, winning two Brit Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards and five Grammy nominations.

Included in this special 20th-anniversary release comes a special version of the original album remastered for 2024 by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis, in addition to previously unreleased demos of the core songs from the album, plus previously unreleased songs from the Bedlam era.

In true James Blunt fashion, he explains;

I've released seven studio albums, but Back To Bedlam was the one people actually bought. So on its twentieth anniversary, the record label and I thought we should repackage it with some early demos, and milk it for all it's worth. It was one of the biggest selling albums of the Noughties, so here's hoping it makes a dent in the 20's.

In celebration of the anniversary Blunt will take to the road in February next year to embark on a special run of UK arena dates for the Back To Bedlam 20th Anniversary Tour, where he will perform the Back To Bedlam album in its entirety, along with other classic hits from his career.

I've been touring now for twenty years, and really, it's only Back To Bedlam that people want to hear... so on that album's twentieth anniversary, what better way to celebrate than to head out on the 'Back To Bedlam 20th Anniversary Tour'!" explains James. "I'll play all the songs from Back To Bedlam in full, from start to finish, and chuck in the better-known songs from later albums to finish. It's going to be, well, it pains me to say it... beautiful.

Ticket from £40.00 subject to fees, on sale Friday, 31st March at 10 am from www.singularartists.ie

Back To Bedlam 20th Anniversary Tour Dates;

February 2025 -

Photo Credit: Michelle Whitehead PR

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