Indie rocker Jamie T has claimed his first ever UK number one album, the singer’s recent release The Theory Of Whatever has been named this week’s number one. After a six-year hiatus from the charts, Jamie T’s new album has also topped the Official Vinyl Albums chart by selling the most copies on wax.
Speaking on his recent win, Jamie T told OfficialCharts.com, “Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the support on the album. Thank you for the Number 1!“. The “Calm Down Dearest” singer took to social media to announce his award; within the post, the singer also confirmed the date for an upcoming show. The concert will see Jamie T headline a homecoming show at London’s Finsbury Park; the singer will perform to an audience of 45,000, marking his biggest show to date. The singer-songwriter will be joined by a roster full of special guests, further details concerning the event will be announced in due course.
My first ever number one album And to celebrate we’re gonna be playing Finsbury Park next summer. Tickets on sale next Friday at 9am pic.twitter.com/c4WHMfIvLt
— Jamie T (@jamietmusic) July 29, 2022
Otherwise known as Jamie Alexander Treays, the singer’s number one album was released on 22nd July 2022 via Polydor Records. The Theory Of Whatever was proceeded by three singles, “The Old Style Raiders“, “St. George Wharf Tower“, and “Between The Rocks“. Before its release, Treays began to tease and promote the album’s release; on 27th April 2022 the singer confirmed The Theory Of Whatever’s release. The Theory of Whatever is the first release of new material since Jamie T’s break; the singer’s previous album Trick dropped in 2016.
Although The Theory Of Whatever is Jamie T’s first number one album, the singer has cracked the album charts top 5 four times before. The songwriter’s debut album Panic Prevention was released in 2007 and reached number 4 within the charts; the release was praised for its use of themes concerning youth culture and lyrical content. The singer’s second album Kings & Queens dropped two years later and charted at number 2; the album’s lead single “Sticks’ n’ Stones” also sired chart success and position within the singles charts top 20. Jamie T scored a hat trick in 2014 when Carry On Grudge reached number 4 within the album charts; Trick also charted well and placed at number 3.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) July 29, 2022
Elsewhere within this week’s album charts, pop icons Bananarama have scored their highest position within the UK Official Album charts in 34 years. The duo’s twelfth studio album Masquerade has charted at number 22; the album marks their first top 20 release since The Greatest Hits Collection. The compilation album was the band’s first Greatest Hits LP and was released via London Records in 1988; via its original release, the album placed at number 3 on the UK Albums charts.
Earlier this month, Jamie T confirmed that he had added further dates to his upcoming The Theory Of Whatever Tour. Due to start this November, the headlining tour originally consisted of 10 dates and was initially meant to start on 10th November 2022 with a set in Newcastle. Due to popular demand, the singer added two more stops and will now kick off the tour on 8th November 2022. The second new date has been scheduled to close the series of live shows on 23rd November 2022 at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse.
— Jamie T (@jamietmusic) July 14, 2022
Prior to setting out on his UK tour, Jamie T will perform a series of album release shows in celebration of The Theory Of Whatever. The string of intimate live shows are set to start today with a set at Southampton’s Engine Rooms in partnership with Vinilo Records, the seventh and last show will take place on 8th August at Bristol’s Thekla with Rough Trade Records.
Jamie T UK Tour Dates
Acoustic Record Store Tour
30/07/2022 – Engine Rooms/Vinilo Records – Southampton
01/08 – Chalk/Resident Records – Brighton
02/08 – Empire/HMV – Coventry
04/08 – Brudenell Social Club/ Crash Records – Liverpool
05/08 – Liquid Room/Assai Records – Edinburgh
07/08 – Hanger 34/Jacdranda Records – Liverpool
08/08 – Thekla/Rough Trade Records – Bristol
The Theory Of Whatever UK Tour
08/11/2022 – O2 Academy – Glasgow
10/11 – O2 City Hall – Newcastle
11/11 – O2 Academy – Birmingham
12/11 – O2 Academy – Leeds
14/11 – O2 Academy – Glasgow
15/11 – O2 Academy – Sheffield
17/11 – O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester
18/11 – Alexandra Palace – London
21/11 – University Great Hall – Cardiff
22/11 – Guildhall – Portsmouth
23/11 – O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester
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