Before their two concert tours in New Zealand, James Booth, lead singer Tim Booth, led his family to be evacuated from their homes in California due to fires.
When tonight he is preparing for a concert in Auckland, Tim Booth could be forgiven for being a bit scattered.
The leading singer of the English pop band James, who performs tonight at The Powerstation, keeps his fans up-to-date with their family and home in California.
Initially he hoped the prevailing winds would keep fierce fires that would turn away from his property, but the 58-year-old later learned that his family had to be evacuated when the weather changed. He published a picture of the fires, saying he was only five miles from his home, but that his loved ones were safe.
"This is the future of global warming," he added.
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Booth also revealed they will play without the regular rhythm of guitarist Saul Davies in both Auckland on Sunday and Christchurch's Foundry on Monday night.
"Saul is not with us on this path – he suffers from a vertigo, which, if you could not, you could think – do not go up to any high buildings (damn, Hitchcock!) In fact, the whole room is spinning and you are attached to the floor and he is being treated . "
Davies was accepted by Rick Glover, Booth added.