James Blunt reveals video to Monsters ahead of Manchester Arena gig

Manchester gigs - James Blunt - image courtesy Gavin Bond Photography

James Blunt has revealed the video for his latest track, Monsters, ahead of a UK tour which includes a Manchester gig at Manchester Arena.

Monsters is the latest release from his UK Top 3 album Once Upon A Mind.

The video was filmed in Oxfordshire, directed by Vaughn Arnell who has previously worked with James, Robbie Williams, The Spice Girls, George Michael and One Direction.  Filming took place at a Gothic house which was also home to James Bond in the film Quantum of Solace.

The video was conceived by James Blunt personally and features his father to whom he has dedicated the track and video, as he explains, “Monsters is for my father who has Stage 4 Chronic Kidney disease, so I asked if he’d like to be in the video with me.”

Monsters marks one of the most personal songs James Blunt has ever written, marking a heartbreaking ode from son to father.  All royalties from the track have been donated by James Blunt to Help for Heroes and the British Legion.

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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