LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — British electro-pop performer Howard Jones is set to launch his upcoming tour of the UK with an April 11th gig at the O2 Academy Bristol. This outing will mark the first time that Jones will perform his two studio albums 'Human’s Lib' and 'Dream Into Action' back to back, live in their entirety for a nationwide tour.
Human's Lib was first released on March 17th 1984 and peaked at number 1 in the UK chartsm spending 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). Howard’s sophomore effort, 'Dream Into Action' featured the singles 'Like To Get To Know You Well', 'Things Can Only Get Better', 'Look Mama', 'Life In One Day' and 'No One Is To Blame' which charted at #1 in the U.S.
Bolstering the tour, Howard will present a 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 DAB, Freesat, Virgin Media, Sky, via the Absolute 80s smartphone app available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry, plus streamed online at absolute80s.com.
The list of announced tourdates
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
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers