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Automaton tracklist revealed by Amazon

Amazon.fr have updated their Automaton page with a tracklist for the album:

  1. Shake it on
  2. Automaton
  3. Cloud 9
  4. Superfresh
  5. Hot property
  6. Something about you
  7. Summer girl
  8. Nights out in the jungle
  9. Dr buzz
  10. We can do it
  11. Vitamin
  12. Carla

From past experience this may not be 100 percent accurate but the names do all match up with those recently found on a music rights database.  The following track names were found in recent weeks but are not in the list above - perhaps these will find their way as b-sides and/or bonus tracks for other territory (e.g., Japan) releases?

  • Gettin' Down
  • Nice And Spicy
  • Watching You

Credit: Dye at jamirotalk.net

First Automaton UK tour date announced

Jamiroquai have announced a tourdate for the UK.  On Saturday 12 August they will be performing at the Boardmasters Festival in Newquay, Cornwall.  This is a lovely part of the UK, close to the beach and if the sun is shining (which it occasionally does in England!) could be a fantastic event.

The original announcement and a short video clip can be seen at this official tweet.

Jamiroquai announce 10 tour dates

Jamiroquai have today (Tuesday) announced 10 tour dates between May and August of this year.  Starting in Japan on 25 May they visit South Korea, Greece, The Netherlands, Italy, Finland, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Portugal.

All the dates (apart from Japan) I believe are festival dates and there's plenty of scope for extra dates to be squeezed into some of the gaps.

I'm certain that this will not be the end of tour date announcements for the upcoming album - so no need to complain if your country hasn't been announced!

I've added the dates into the live section here at funkin.com but full information including links for ticket booking can be found at jamiroquai.com.

Virgin EMI record label confirmation and new band Twitter account

On Monday evening UK time the Jamiroquai website, Facebook and YouTube channels were updated with a 20 second teaser of a track called Automaton.  The YouTube video title was "AUTOMATON TRANSMISSION 001".  Additionally the description of the video said the following:

"Music video by Jamiroquai performing Automaton. (C) 2017 Jamiroquai Limited, under exclusive license to Virgin EMI Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited"

So, that looks like the band are now working with 'Virgin EMI' for this album.

The band also launched a new Twitter account called JamiroquaiHQ - https://twitter.com/jamiroquaihq

Automaton is the name of the album and it's coming in March...

Over recent weeks a number of possible track names from the new album have been posted online after they appeared on a music performing rights database.  Most of the songs are written by Jay and keyboard player (and producer) Matt Johnson.

Well, it now seems that have some pretty reasonable confirmation that these are genuine and we also have an album title - Automaton.

Amazon.fr is listing a vinyl release of a Jamiroquai album with this name for release on 31 March 2017.

The only other information of interest is that the record label is listed as Virgin.

This all sounds like an album release announcement is imminent.  Just after Christmas an instagram photo and comment said that Jay played the album and showed two music videos to some friends.

Things are happening, real soon...

Of course, none of this information is guaranteed but it sure is looking promising.

Thanks as always to Brent at the Jamiroquai Minute and all the folk at jamirotalk.net for keeping things alive during these (very long and very quiet) times...

Update 16 Jan 18:10 GMT: The album name looks to be confirmed as the band website, Facebook and YouTube channels have just put online a short 20 second 'teaser' video clip called "#AUTOMATON TRANSMISSION 001".

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