JAMES Bay will perform in Manchester just days after launching his second album.

The singer-songwriter will release Electric Light on May 18 before an Albert Hall show on May 30.

It is the follow-up to his Brit and Ivor Novello-winning, triple Grammy nominated debut, Chaos and The Calm.

After selling out his London show in minutes, as well as his US spring headline tour, the Manchester gig is part of a run of UK dates to coincide with the album release.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, March 16, at 10am of if you want access to the pre-sale which begins at 10am on Wednesday, March 14, all you have to do is buy something from shop.jamesbay.com

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and The Machine) to add final production elements to the record.

Single, Wild Love, released on February 8, has already reached 10 million Spotify streams and nearly three million views from its music video featuring Natalia Dyer from Stranger Things.

For tickets visit jamesbay.com