Howard Jones will embark on a nationwide UK tour on Wednesday 11th April at the O2 Academy Bristol. This will be the first time that Howard will perform his first two studio albums Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action back to back, live in their entirety, on a full-scale nationwide UK tour.
Human’s Lib was first released on March 17th 1984. The album peaked at number 1 in the UK charts and spent 57 weeks in the top 40. The album includes the hit singles What Is Love?, New Song, Pearl In The Shell and Hide & Seek (the song Howard performed at Live Aid).
Dream Into Action followed, featuring the hit singles Like To Get To Know You Well, Things Can Only Get Better, Look Mama, Life In One Day and the US number 1 No One Is To Blame.
Howard will perform both albums in full at every show accompanied by Robbie Bronnimann on keyboards and sequencing and Jonathan Atkinson on electronic percussion. The show combines retro synths with cutting edge technology combined with live visuals.
Tickets for what promises to be an unforgettable tour of ground-breaking, classic electronic pop, will go on sale to the general public on Friday 2nd December at 10am by booking online from ticketweb.co.uk or calling the 24 hour ticket hotline 0844 477 2000.
Fans that can’t wait for the general ticket on-sale date on Friday December 2nd will be able to take advantage of a special “Ticket Pre-sale” with Absolute 80’s radio at 10am on Wednesday 30th November via the following web links – absolute80s.com and absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets.
HOWARD JONES APRIL 2012 UK TOUR:
- O2 Academy Bristol – Wed April 11
O2 Academy Sheffield – Thurs April 12
O2 Academy Liverpool – Fri April 13
O2 Academy Birmingham – Sat April 14
O2 Academy Newcastle – Tues April 17
O2 Academy Glasgow – Wed April 18
O2 Academy Bournemouth – Fri April 20
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – Sat April 21
To coincide with the tour announcement, Howard will present an exclusive weekly four-part radio series Electronic 80s with Howard Jones on Absolute Radio 80’s. The first show will air at 8pm on Sunday December 4th on Absolute 80s which can be heard on DAB, Freesat, Virgin Media, Sky, via the Absolute 80s smartphone app available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry as well as the online Radio player at absolute80s.com.
The radio show will see Howard playing and talking about his favourite electronic pop songs from the decade including classic singles from the likes of Eurythmics, the Human League and Tears For Fears to name a few.
Click here for further info about the series – absolute80s.com
The tour dovetails the release of a 2-disc live DVD Howard Jones: Human’s Lib & Dream Into Action Live at The indigO2 (above). The DVD was originally filmed on 6th November 2010 at the indigO2 in London where Howard performed his multi-platinum albums Human’s Lib and Dream Into Action live in their entirety for the first time. The DVD is packed with additional interviews and features packaged in a specially designed slipcase and individually autographed and numbered and can be ordered from the above link.
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