NEW WAVE ICON AND SYNTH PIONEER HOWARD JONES
RETURNS TO UNITED STATES IN JUNE FOR
CONTINUATION OF “CLASSIC ALBUMS” WORLD TOUR
On June 23rd, electronic music pioneer Howard Jones will reprise his highly successful “Classic Albums” tour; the shows will feature Jones’ first two albums HUMAN’S LIB and DREAM INTO ACTION performed in their entirety. Each song will feature specially created projected visuals. Kicking off on June 23rd at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ, fans will get to experience such hits as “New Song,” “What Is Love?,” “Things Can Only Get Better” and the US #1 “No One Is To Blame.” Of last fall’s first half of the “Classic Albums” tour (and recently released remastered albums), The New Hampshire Union Leader commented, “Howard Jones’ remastered CDs and international tour is a showcase of his signature ’80s synthesizer sound, a blend of technologically intricate elements of new wave with a buoyant pop sensibility that reflects the spiritualism and optimism of his Buddhist beliefs.” Please see below for the tour itinerary.
Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene in 1983, with his very English songwriting and pioneering synthesizers. His first two albums HUMAN’S LIB and DREAM INTO ACTION were worldwide hits. HUMAN’S LIB reached #1 in 1984 in the UK and featured the hits “New Song,” and “What Is Love?” In 1985, Jones released the follow-up, DREAM INTO ACTION, which quickly became a Top Ten Platinum album in the United States and featured the smashes: “Things Can Only Get Better,” “Life In One Day,” “No One Is To Blame,” and “Like To Get To Know You Well.” Jones recently re-mastered these classic albums and the associated 12-inch mixes, the latter being a special limited edition box set. They are all available now on his website: www.howardjones.com or on Amazon.com.
A classically trained pianist, Jones applied his technique to the early synths (particularly the Roland Juno 60, the Jupiter 8 and the Moog Prodigy). He also pioneered the classic Roland 808 drum machine and the Sequential Pro-One. In the early days he was triggering sequencers live on stage whilst playing and singing, something that no one had ever done before. These days he still operates on the cutting edge of today’s technology and has been one of the leading exponents of the Roland Fantom G8 and the Roland V-piano. Howard Jones has sold more than 8 million records worldwide and continues to tour the world extensively.
HOWARD JONES spring 2012 United States tour
23 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
26 Minneapolis, MN Variety Theatre
28 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater
29 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
30 Houston, TX House Of Blues
5 Washington, DC Howard Theatre
6 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
7 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
8 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
10 Chicago, IL Mayne Stage
12 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
13 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Theatre
14 El Cajon, CA Sycuan Casino – Sycuan Showcase Theater
15 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
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