James Blunt talks touring, Christmas and booze!

Posted by Dean Piper On December 11th, 2008

James Blunt needs a break – big time! The star, who’s live version of his album All the Lost Souls is out now, told me at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball last night: “I’ve done over 200 shows all over the world so I’m looking forward to a nice break over Christmas – and not having to sleep on a tour bus. Christmas is about family and I can’t wait to spend time with my parents. I do music as my hobby really so I really enjoy it. I haven’t done my Christmas shopping yet – I’m just back from Canada.
“In the new year I’m back on the road in south America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. By then I would have done about 270 dates on this current tour.” Wowzers!
Cheeky James also revealed what’s been getting him through such an extensive tour. He said deadpan: “I have booze before a concert, I don’t eat after a boozy night and then in the morning after I’m usually throwing up. Eating’s cheating on the road. And what goes on tour stays on tour.” I bet it does!

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