James Blunt reveals new single featuring Ward Thomas ahead of their Manchester Arena gig

Manchester gigs - James Blunt - image courtesy Gavin Bond Photography

Ahead of a Manchester Arena gig, supported by Ward Thomas, James Blunt has revealed his new single Halfway which features the country music duo.

The original solo version of Halfway appears on James Blunts UK top 3 and latest album Once Upon A Mind, but has now been reworked to feature Ward Thomas.  James Blunt will headline at Manchester Arena on 15 February.

James Blunt previously revealed his single Monster from the same album.

Speaking about reworking Halfway alongside Ward Thomas, James Blunt commented, “I originally wrote ‘Halfway’ as a solo performance, and the original version that appears on my album is just me on vocals. But after we recorded the track, it was obvious that this song was really meant to be a duet all along. Because the track has a real Americana vibe, I knew immediately that I needed the best Country singers I could find. I had to look no further than Ward Thomas, who really deliver a powerful performance on this duet.”

James Blunt will be heading out on tour in February with nine dates including a Manchester gig at Manchester Arena.  Support on the tour comes from Ward Thomas, who also headline an acoustic gig at Manchester’s RNCM on 27 April 2020.

When does James Blunt headline at Manchester Arena?

James Blunt headlines at Manchester Arena on 15 February 2020.  The Manchester gig is one of 9 UK dates he is set to perform.  Support comes from Ward Thomas.
14 February   –   Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
15 February   –   Manchester, Manchester Arena
16 February   –   Hull, Bonus Arena
17 February   –   Newcastle, Utilita Arena
19 February   –   Glasgow, SEC
20 February   –   Nottingham, Nottingham Arena
21 February   –   Cardiff, Cardiff Arena
22 February   –   Brighton, Brighton Centre
7 April   –   London, Royal Albert Hall

James Blunt – image courtesy Gavin Bond Photography

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