Tuesday, July 5, 2016

On tour now: Howard Jones

photo by David Conn
New wave hitmaker and synth pioneer Howard Jones and his full high-tech band are currently touring the US as special guests for the Last Summer On Earth tour with Barenaked Ladies and OMD. See below for tour dates. Jones is supported by Jonathan Atkinson on electric drums and Robbie Bronnimann on sequencing and additional keyboards.

Jones has been a constant presence on the international touring scene for the past three decades, playing both intimate solo shows and dates with his full high-tech band set-up.

His most recent offering is Engage, an entirely fan-funded visually-stunning multi-media project. It is Howard Jones' most ambitious work to date, incorporating specially-commissioned visuals with music and an interactive live show. Engage is inspired by such diverse musical genres as electronica, contemporary classical and pop, fusing this audio mélange with other visual and literary arts such as ballet, modern dance and philosophy. Engage was performed in London, Los Angeles and New York and is available now as a DVD/CD package.

The Englishman first made a splash on the contemporary music scene in 1983, with his first two albums Human's Lib and Dream Into Action, which 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." Howard Jones has sold over 8 million albums worldwide and continues to make new music and tour the world.

Tour dates:

6 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Music Center
8 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
12 Boise, ID Hawk's Memorial Stadium
15 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewing Company
16 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park Concerts
17 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
19 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
20 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
22 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
23 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater
24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

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