Another big name on the music scene has announced a gig at the Sands Centre in Carlisle.

Manchester-formed rock band James, behind hits like Sit Down and Come Home, will perform on Wednesday, March 20.

The group, who enjoyed huge fame in the 1990s, are bringing their Living in Extraordinary Times UK Tour to Carlisle.

The band will be performing some of their classic hits alongside new material from their most recent top 10 album Living In Extraordinary Times.

They are returning to Cumbria following a successful performance at Kendal Calling last summer.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets, which are £38.50 plus booking fee, go on sale on Friday at 9.30am from The Sands Centre Box Office on 01228 633766 or online.

In a typical non-conventional James style, the band will be ‘supporting themselves’ in a special 30 minute

acoustic set before their famed storming electric main show.

Lead singer Tim Booth explains: “So for this smaller venue March tour we intend to split the gig up into a 30ish pin drop,

bars closed, acoustic set - followed by a one hour and 25 minute rock set after the interval.”