James Blunt

James Blunt

Some stories you just couldn’t make up. The tale of young Blunt going from armed forces orderly to supermodel serial dater is one you couldn’t make up. The secret behind his ascension into the upper echelons of international stardom? Those songs. The ubiquity of ‘You’re Beautiful’ is only the start of it, his second album All the Lost Souls is shifting in similar hot cake style. It may lack depth but it has a sincerity that is so earnest it hurts. So, fair play to him I guess.

Carling Academy, Glasgow, Wed 9 Jan; Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Thu 10 Jan.

James Blunt

The polite ex-squaddie troubadour returns with a new album The Afterlove.

Birmingham Arena

Tue 21 Nov

£40–£85 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 25 Nov

£40–£55 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Fri 24 Nov

£85 / 0844 847 1515

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