UK singer/songwriter/guitarist James Bay ended his summer North American tour run opening for The Lumineers with a sold-out stop at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The Grammy-nominated and BRIT Award-winning artist released his newest single “Goodbye Never Felt So Bad” last month, the first new music since his acclaimed 2022 album Leap, and has been delighting fans by performing it live at every show on the tour. Wearing his trademark Fedora hat along with matching black denim jacket & jeans, the multi-platinum selling artist whisked through his 45-minute set, charming the crowd with his soulful vocals and extreme guitar riffs, and encouraging them to sing loudly along to catchy hits “Let It Go” and “Hold Back The River.”
Setlist:Best Fake Smile, Just For Tonight, Wanderlust, If You Ever Want To Be In Love, Us, Let It Go, When We Were On Fire, All My Broken Pieces, Goodbye Never Felt So Bad, Hold Back The River.
Words and photos by Justin Higuchi