JUNE 5TH, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW WAVE ICON AND SYNTH PIONEER HOWARD JONES TO PLAY ALBUMS HUMAN’S LIB & DREAM INTO ACTION IN THEIR ENTIRETY JUNE 26
(Minneapolis, MN) – After much persuasion, Howard Jones has agreed to play his first two US platinum albums ‘Human’s Lib’ and ‘Dream into Action’ in their entirety on June 26th at the Varsity Theater. Fans will experience such hits as “New Song,” “What Is Love?,” “Things Can Only Get Better” and the US #1 “No One Is To Blame,” with specially created projected visuals accompanying each song.
Jones spent much of 2011 promoting the recently released remastered versions of the platinum albums with a “Classic Albums” international tour. The New Hampshire Union Leader commented, “Howard Jones’ remastered CDs and international tour is a showcase of his signature ’80s synthesizer sound, a blend of technologically intricate elements of new wave with a buoyant pop sensibility that reflects the spiritualism and optimism of his Buddhist beliefs.”
Jones takes the Varsity Theater’s stage at 8:00 pm to perform ‘Human’s Lib’, and then following an intermission, will perform ‘Dream Into Action’. Please arrive early. He will not be performing these albums again in the US after 2012 so this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Award-winning DJ Jake Rudh, who hosts TRANSMISSION weekly on 89.3 FM The Current and at Clubhouse Jager in Minneapolis, will be supporting Jones.
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 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 recently 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.
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