New Wave Icon Howard Jones to Release Live Album: “LIVE AT THE O2” Due Out August 2nd Via Cherry Red Records

HOWARD JONES AND SYNTH POP STARS ABC TOURING

NORTH AMERICA TOUR THIS SUMMER WITH SPECIAL GUEST

ALTERNATIVE POP FAVES HAIRCUT 100

(New York, NY) – New wave icon Howard Jones is set to release a stellar new live record. Recorded on March 24th at the O2 Arena in London, LIVE FROM THE O2 will be released on August 2nd via Cherry Red Records.

Howard Jones performed as the special guest of his great friends OMD, with whom he first shared the stage approximately 40 years ago. Howard’s spectacular and vibrant performance that night is captured on the amazing new live recording.

Featuring live versions of many of Howard’s big hit singles including ‘New Song’, ‘What Is Love?’, ‘Hide & Seek’, ‘Pearl In The Shell’, ‘Like To Get To Know You Well’, ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ plus Howard’s cover version of Kajagoogoo’s ‘Too Shy’ accompanied by friend and current band member and former Kajagoogoo band member, Nick Beggs.

LIVE AT THE O2 will be available as a very limited edition recycled color vinyl with full color inner sleeve as well as via standard CD format which includes a 464mm x 348mm pull-out poster featuring the cover shot of Howard performing live at the O2. Please click here to pre-order the vinyl format and here to pre-order the CD format.

Howard Jones and ABC will be hitting stages across North America this summer with special guest Haircut 100. The show will feature a dazzling array of beloved hit songs, sure to delight any 80s alternative music fan.

The event is made even more special by the return of Haircut 100, who will be playing to North American audiences for the first time in 40+ years with their original band line-up. Click here for a message/mini-performance from Howard Jones.

Jones will be joined onstage by his longtime stellar backing band: Nick Beggs (bass), Robin Boult (guitar), Dan Clarke (keyboards) and Robbie Bronnimann (keyboards and tech). Please see below for the updated confirmed itinerary, with several new dates added due to high ticket demand.

Electronic music pioneer Howard Jones has been a constant presence on the international touring scene for the past four decades, playing live in a number of different configurations including intimate solo shows and dates with his full high-tech band set-up.

He first burst upon the contemporary music scene in 1983, with his very English songwriting and pioneering synthesizers with “New Song”. 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.” 

Photo credit: Simon Fowler

Howard Jones has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide and continues to make new music and tour the world. Jones has performed on NBC’s top-rated morning and nighttime shows respectively, Today and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

His ubiquitous hits can be heard in such high-profile television series and films such as “Stranger Things,” “Breaking Bad,” “Watchmen,” “The Carrie Diaries”, “Superstore” and “Bumblebee”. Howard Jones’ most recent album is DIALOGUE, which was released in September, 2022.

DIALOGUE is the third album in a trilogy of electronic releases from Jones with multi-media project ENGAGE coming out in 2015 and studio album TRANSFORM out in 2019. DIALOGUE garnered serious coverage in outlets such as SpinStereogum and more. 

Howard Jones LIVE AT THE O2 track listing:

SIDE 1

1.    Intro

2.    Pearl In The Shell

3.    New Song

4.    Like To Get To Know You Well

5.    The One To Love You

6.    Too Shy

SIDE 2

1.    Hide & Seek

2.    The Human Touch

3.    You Know I Love You… Don’t You?

4.    What Is Love?

5.    Things Can Only Get Better

6.    Things Can Only Get Better (Remix)

Howard Jones and ABC with Haircut 100 North American tour dates:

AUGUST

14       Redmond, WA           Marymoor Live

16       Sandy City, UT          Sandy Amphitheater

17       Sandy City, UT          Sandy Amphitheater

18       Las Vegas, NV           The Theater At Virgin Hotels

20       Inglewood, CA           YouTube Theater

21       Del Mar, CA               The Sound

24       Oklahoma City, OK    The Zoo Amphitheatre

28       Columbus, OH           TempleLive At Columbus Athenaeum

29       Windsor, ON              Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum

30       Niagara Falls, ON      Fallsview Casino Resort

31       Cleveland, OH           TempleLive At Cleveland Masonic

SEPTEMBER

 1        Huntington, NY          The Paramount

 4        Montclair, NJ              The Wellmont

 5        Port Chester, NY       The Capitol Theatre

 6        Huntington, NY          The Paramount

Italics denotes new dates.

To experience Howard Jones, please visit:
www.howardjones.com

For more information, please contact:
Carise Yatter/Hired Gun Media
917-301-6664 or cyatter@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/hiredgunmedia

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