Epiphone Signature Artist James Bay has announced he will tour the U.S. next spring with a kick-off date at the Ryman in Nashville on March 3, 2019 with dates throughout the States including two nights at Madison Square Garden as well as the historic Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the Fox Theater in Oakland, and the Wiltern in Los Angeles. Bay had a rousing set at Lollapalooza in Chicago (check out his Epiphone at around the 25:00 minute mark) and is already at work on new material.
Read our interview with Jame
s about his new album Electric Light
and be sure to check out his critically acclaimed Epiphone Ltd. Ed. James Bay Signature "1966" Century Outfit
. Bay's Century Outfit features a Kinman® Noiseless "Sweet Neck" P-90, the same pickup that Bay customized onto his original '66 Century. Also included is a reissue of the 60s era compensated floating bridge with brass wheels, a James Bay "Hat Man" headstock logo, Wilkinson Deluxe machine heads, USA made "CTS" 500K pots, and a reissue of an Epiphone 60s era hard case plus a hand-signed photo and custom strap.
"My new Epiphone is doing great, I must say,"
Bay told Epiphone. "I'm seeing lots of fans posting and saying, 'Hey, I've got your signature guitar,' which is really cool. But for myself, it's a bit of a favorite, as you know, that model—that shape and that sound. Epiphone were obviously very, very kind and did me a couple of super relic versions that were really accurate to my original '66 Century. We just finished two weeks of tour rehearsals and that guitar is sounding incredible. And it's sad to retire a really old guitar from touring. The Signatures are truly fantastic."