27th January 2017: Grammy award winning global electronic soul funk superstars, Jamiroquai, announce their return with their eight studio album, 'Automaton'. Written and self- produced by Jay Kay and Jamiroquai keyboard-maestro Matt Johnson , 'Automaton' will be available for release on 31st March via Virgin EMI.
Causing a swarm of excitement from fans across the globe, after the release of 'Automaton Transmission 001' last Monday, Jamiroquai release the full length video for the album's title track, available to watch here. A slice of neo-noir science fiction, the video was directed by Charlie Lightening (Arcade Fire, Bjork) with creative direction from front man Jay Kay. This is the latest visual to be released from the band, who were responsible for such game-changing videos as 'Canned Heat', 'Little L' & four-time MTV Video Music Award winner 'Virtual Insanity'.
On 'Automaton' Jay Kay comments, "The inspiration for Automaton is in recognition of the rise of artificial intelligence and technology in our world today and how we as humans are beginning to forget the more pleasant, simple and eloquent things in life and in our environment including our relationship with one another as human beings."
Founded in 1992 by Jay Kay, Jamiroquai have become one of the most successful acts on the planet since the release of their debut album 'Emergency on Planet Earth. With famous fans including the likes of Chance the Rapper, The Black Madonna, Anderson.Paak, Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Jungle, Redman, Stevie Wonder & The Internet, Jamiroquai have consistently proven themselves as one of the most influential musical innovators of their time. With over seven albums reaching the UK Top 10 (and three reaching #1), the Grammy Award winning band have sold over 26m albums worldwide and hold the Guinness Book of World Records record for best-selling funk album of all time.
Jamiroquai also announce a unique intimate headline show at The London Roundhouse on the day of album release, 31st of March, preceded by their first live show in six years at Pleyel in Paris on the 28th of March. Previously announced, Jamiroquai will also be performing at a string of international headline festival dates.
Pre-order the album and receive Automaton as an Instant-Grat track HERE
JAMIROQUAI HEADLINE SHOWS
Tuesday 28th March La Salle Pleyel, Paris
Friday 31st March The Roundhouse, London
Thursday 25th May Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
JAMIROQUAI 2017 FESTIVAL DATES
Sat 27th / Sun 28th May Seoul Jazz Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Saturday 17th June Release Athens 2017, Athens, Greece
Sunday 9th July North Sea Jazz, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday 11th July Firenze Summer Festival, Visarno Arena, Florence, Italy
Friday 14th July Pori Jazz, Pori, Finland
Sunday 16th July Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains, France
Tuesday 18th July Moon & Stars, Locarno, Switzerland
Saturday 22nd July Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Saturday 5th August Sudoeste, Portugal
Saturday 12th August Boardmasters, UK