NEW WAVE LEGEND HOWARD JONES TO
PERFORM TWO CLASSIC ALBUMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY
ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR NEXT MONTH
“HUMAN’S LIB” AND “DREAM INTO ACTION” PRESENTED
FEATURING SONGS NEVER-BEFORE PERFORMED LIVE
(New York, NY) – Next month, electronic music pioneer Howard Jones will kick off a very special North American tour; the shows will feature two of his classic albums, HUMAN’S LIB and DREAM INTO ACTION, performed in their entirety. Kicking off on October 12th at San Diego’s 4th & B, fans will get to experience not only Jones’ greatest hits such as “New Song,” “What Is Love?,” “Things Can Only Get Better” and his US #1 “No One Is To Blame,” but also songs from these two albums that have never before been performed live. Please see below for the full tour itinerary.
Howard Jones commented, ““The idea of doing the first two albums came from the fans constantly asking me to do this. When I was finally able to get the multi-tracks from Warners in 2010 it was then possible to do these shows in an authentic way. The technology was not available in the mid 80’s to do justice to the songs and so many of them I am performing for the first time live. It seemed a great opportunity to add video to the show and I commissioned visual pieces for all 24 tracks.”
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 massive 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 has 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 North American tour:
12 San Diego, CA 4th & B
13 St. George, UT Cox Auditorium
14 Hollywood, CA The Music Box
15 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
18 Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey
19 New York, NY Irving Plaza
20 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
22 Orlando, FL Walt Disney World/American Gardens Theatre
23 Orlando, FL Walt Disney World/American Gardens Theatre
25 Oakville, ON Oakville Centre for Performing Arts
26 Oakville, ON Oakville Centre for Performing Arts
27 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
28 Peekskill, NY Paramount Center for the Arts
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