After a flurry of tweets asking James to unveil the album cover, the singer revealed the album cover artwork and full track listing for his sophomore CD release titled, CELEBRATE. Wind-up Records will release CELEBRATE on April 8, 2014.
Full Track Listing For CELEBRATE
1. Children Under the Sun
3. You Can't Believe
5. Fool For You
6. Louder Than a Loaded Gun
7. Live Right Now
8. You're Not Alone
9. Forget It
11. Real Love
As previously announced, James, who co-wrote 10 of the album's 11 tracks, is busy putting the finishing touches on the 2014 release with producer Scott Stevens. The first single from CELEBRATE is “Parachute” and is available for purchase via iTunes here.
The lyric video for “Parachute,” an homage to ‘80s retro arcade games, made its premiere on Yahoo! Music and can be viewed on James' VEVO channel on YouTube.
In addition, a robust album pre-order campaign for CELEBRATE includes the following four offers: 1. Autographed album. 2. Autographed album & exclusive Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Charity shirt - $5 from each sale is donated to the TSA. 3. Autographed album & exclusive “CELEBRATE” bracelet. 4. Autographed album & exclusive hoodie & limited edition autographed canvas photo print. All orders will automatically grant fans access to exclusive VIP opportunities with James (buyers will receive a special code allowing them early purchase for VIP opps and concert tickets). All orders include an instant download of “Parachute” at http://shop.durbinrock.com/.
“Parachute” is the first new music from James since his last two singles, “Love Me Bad” and “Stand Up,” were released in 2011. “Love Me Bad” cracked the Top 30 at Hot AC/Top 40 radio, while the anthemic NFL rock single, “Stand Up,” landed in the Top 20. “Stand Up” was an official NFL anthem used on jumbotrons nationwide during the NFL's 2011-12 seasons. Both tracks were featured on his debut release, Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster, which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Rock Album chart and #36 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart. MOAB has sold over 120,000 copies to date and was named one of Billboard's Best Rock Albums of 2012.
“Parachute” showcases new territory for James, leaning more on sing-a-long choruses with crisp pop-rock hooks while still letting his powerful and energetic voice shine. “Parachute was the 10th song I wrote for the new album and as soon as we finished in the studio I knew it had to be the first single. I can't wait for everyone to hear it,” said James. “Parachute” is available on iTunes now and will impact Hot AC & Top 40 radio in January 2014.
Here is James' tour schedule:
January 3 – The Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA
January 7 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
January 8 – Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
January 10 – HOB Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX
January 11 – The Station Bar & Grill – Lafayette, LA
January 12 – HOB Peacock Room – Houston, TX
January 14 – The Parrish – New Orleans, LA
January 15 – Will's Pub – Orlando, FL
January 17 – Brewster's Megaplex – Jacksonville, FL
January 18 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
January 21 – Ziggy's – Winston-Salem, NC
January 22 – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC
January 23 – Empire – Springfield, VA
January 24 – I Play America – Freehold, NJ
January 26 – The Note – West Chester, PA
January 29 – The Hollow – Albany, NY
January 30 – Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY
February 4 – The Rock Factory – Akron, OH
February 5 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
February 6 – Thompson House – Newport, KY
February 7 – Austin's – Libertyville, IL
February 8 – Another Hole in The Wall – Steger, IL
February 9 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
February 12 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
February 15 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
While you wait for James Durbin to swing into your town, read our intimate interview with the rocker.