On TV: James Morrison, Miranda Cosgrove, Demi Lovato

Pop acts on television this week include:

The Bird and the Bee, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.

James Morrison, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Monday and ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Friday.

‘American Idol’ continues with audition shows from Jacksonville, Salt Lake City, New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on FOX. Additionally, ‘Idol’ judge Paula Abdul makes a guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

M83, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Miranda Cosgrove, who visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Joey Fatone, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Demi Lovato, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Thursday and ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Friday.

Benji Hughes, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Friday.

Katy Perry, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Friday.

Jason Mraz, who is musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (NBC).

James Morrison Feeling Pleased & Fortunate After Brit Nominations

James Morrison updated fans from Los Angeles on his blog at MySpace (@jamesmorrisonmusic) on Thursday (January 22), where the British singer songwriter was about to appear on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. The 24-year-old tells readers:

So, I’m here in LA, on tour with the wonderful Adele. It’s a lovely 18 degrees and there’s a nice breeze in the air. We just arrived from Chicago and Minneapolis where it was minus 10 and snowy, so this is a nice change.

Today I’m doing the ‘Ellen’ TV show and we’re playing ‘Nothing Ever Hurt Like You’. We’ve got a great set up including 3 brass players from the amazing Nika De Costa’s band. They’re so good.

I’ve just been told that I am one of the nominees for the Best Male category at The Brits this year. I’m really pleased about that. When I won a couple of years ago I had a fantastic time. I’m so glad that I’m still fortunate enough to be doing what I’m doing, playing music and travelling the world, and to be nominated again is amazing. I’m delighted that everyone seems to be enjoying the album, and ‘Broken Strings’ being such a big hit has given me a great start to the year.

On TV: Jonas Brothers, Shakira, James Morrison

Pop acts on television this week include:

Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, who perform on ‘Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future’, a concert honoring military families airing on the Disney Channel on Monday at 9:30 PM ET/PT.

‘American Idol’ (FOX) continues the audition phase of the show with stops in San Francisco on Tuesday and Louisville on Wednesday. In addition, show judge Kara DioGuardi makes an appearance on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday.

Mariah Carey and Shakira perform on ‘The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration’ (ABC) on Tuesday at 8 PM ET/PT.

Becky Baeling, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Wednesday.

James Morrison, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Thursday.

James Morrison On US Vs UK Fans

With James Morrison looking forward to his extended string of US tour dates next month, the British singer songwriter is giving fans a chance to see the first of a series of webisodes which have been put together for his US website. The first webisode features James’ thoughts on US and UK audiences and his favorite track on his hit new album ‘Songs For You, Truths For Me’. Watch it at jamesmorrison-us.com.

James Morrison Announces U.S. Tour Dates

James Morrison is headed to the U.S in January for a string of shows. The British singer songwriter will be playing 12 dates on the trek kicking off in Chicago on January 19th and finishing up in Washington, DC on February 5th. For the first eight shows, James will be teaming up with Grammy nominated UK singer songwriter Adele, the last four shows of the tour are James’ own headline gigs. The full list of dates is below.

19-Jan-09 Chicago, Park West
20-Jan-09 St. Paul, Fitzgerald Theatre
22-Jan-09 Denver, Bluebird Theater
23-Jan-09 Salt Lake, Murray Theatre
26-Jan-09 Seattle Neumos Crystal Ball Reading
27-Jan-09 Portland, Wonderball Room
29-Jan-09 San Francisco, Warfield Theatre
30-Jan-09 Los Angeles, The Wiltern
31-Jan-09 San Diego, Belly Up
02-Feb-09 Boston Paradise Rock Club
04-Feb-09 New York, Highline Ballroom
05-Feb-09 Washington D.C, 9:30 Club

James Morrison Loves Tokyo… Denver, Not So Much

James Morrison

James Morrison discusses his travels in an interview with The Observer. Asked about his favorite city, the British singer songwriter replied: “Tokyo – because it’s so different from anywhere else. We were there for Halloween, so my keyboard player and I got these revealing dog costumes that left little to the imagination and went out drinking. We got talking to a couple of Power Rangers and a robot over tequilas at the bar.”

But the 24-year-old was disappointed with Denver, Colorado. “It was so barren you could almost see the tumbleweed rolling through the streets,” Morrison explained. “There was nothing there except a snooker hall about a mile away. When we walked in everyone stared at us as if we were aliens.”

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James Morrison On The Set Of His ‘Broken Strings’ Video

James Morrison behind the scenes at his 'Broken Strings' music video shootJames Morrison posted some video clips while recording the music video for ‘Broken Strings’ in Toronto, Ontario.

The first clip features James talking about the weather, the food on set, and checking out his lookalike featured in the video. Clip two features James midway through the shoot with people breaking for lunch talking about how it has been going so far. James is then seen in front of the green screen in clip three before jamming during a break in clip four. The last clip posted so far has James tensing up and giggling as they await a guitar explosion.

Watch all but part 3 below.

James Morrison Kicks Off Tour In Norwich

James Morrison updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@jamesmorrisonmusic) on Monday (November 17), after performing the first date in support of his new album ‘Songs for You, Truths for Me’ at the University of East Anglia on Sunday night in Norwich, England. The singer songwriter tells readers:

So, back on tour, it’s been a while. First date was Norwich UEA, a venue I’d played 2 years ago but returning made it feel like yesterday. A really good gig, nice and sweaty, not too big.

I was really nervous because it was the first one and Martin Harley had played a great set to open the night.

The crowd were really up for it and there was a great mix of people… even though there were two really tall guys with beards who looked really intense.

Anyway, I think everyone loved it.

I managed to forget some of the lyrics but everyone seemed to find it as funny as I did, so no harm done.

James Morrison ‘Broken Strings’ Video Ft. Nelly Furtado

James Morrison 'Broken Strings' ft. Nelly Furtado single cover

James Morrison is out with the music video to his new single ‘Broken Strings’, featuring Nelly Furtado, the second UK release from the British singer songwriter’s sophomore album ‘Songs for You, Truths for Me’, out now on Polydor Records. Watch it below.