Following a year that introduced him to international success in 2012, James McCartney now heads towards an exciting and unprecedented 2013––a year that will see him release his first full-length album and embark on a forty-seven date, twenty-seven state tour of the USA, to be followed by a number of additional shows and appearances across Europe.
McCartney is fresh off the release of his two digital-only EPs, Available Light and Close At Hand, as well as his first physical release, The Complete EP Collection, a special two-disc package that includes the debut EPs in their entirety along with five bonus tracks.
Now, James McCartney is set to release his first full-length album, Me, May 21st on ECR Music Group. "For my first album I wanted to make a record that would be intimate, deeply personal, and honest," says McCartney. "An album that would say, 'This is who I am...both musically and personally. This is me.'"
The U.S. tour to accompany the release of Me reflects this singular idea. Beginning April 6th, McCartney will visit forty-seven cities coast to coast performing a unique solo-acoustic show in intimate and elegant listening rooms throughout the country. Accompanying himself on guitar and piano, McCartney's soaring vocals, songwriting, and musicianship will take center stage in this distinctive and powerful setting.
The success of The Complete EP Collection in 2012 catapulted McCartney to national awareness in America with his U.S. television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman. McCartney followed with his first short tour of North America. Of McCartney's performances, The NY Daily News writes: “An infectious set . . . [He] has clearly forged a winning sound of his own.” The Boston Globe adds: “. . . The younger McCartney’s promising pop-rock tunes make clear he’s learned a few lessons about melody, phrasing, and charm.”
Looking forward to the thrilling year ahead and the next phase of his career, McCartney's goals are clear. “Some artists are happy doing the same thing again and again, but my favorite artists are the ones who evolve and grow, and I want to be one of them." With a new album and a major U.S. tour on the way in 2013, James McCartney continues to raise the stakes, and in doing so he succeeds in filling some very big shoes . . . his own.