As a massive fan of 80s electronic band Propaganda, I simply had to make the pilgrimage to London when I discovered that Claudia Brucken and Suzanne Freytag from the band are to perform their legendary album “A Secret Wish” in full at the Garage.  Tomorrow night’s show sold out so quickly that the promoters put on an additional night tonight.

 

I’ll be reviewing that next week, but if you missed out on that one and fancy seeing them a little closer to home then you’re in luck as they are supporting Heaven 17 on their luxury gap tour!

That’s a pretty stunning lineup in my book!

Heaven 17 are to perform their celebrated and acclaimed 1983 album The Luxury Gap in full across the UK throughout November and December.

Heaven 17’s The Luxury Gap was the moment when everything just clicked into place to overwhelming effect. It came after the critically acclaimed Penthouse and Pavement in 1981 and is an undoubtable pop masterpiece.

The Sheffield trio convinced their sceptical record company that ‘Temptation’ had to be the next single. A duet between Glenn Gregory and Carol Kenyon, this song of lust, brilliantly framed by a musical structure stormed the charts and remains a momentous classic to this day. The album itself went to reach number 4 and cemented Heaven 17 as one of the most important British post-punk bands.

35 years later The Luxury Gap Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary.  Martyn Ware said:

“All of us at H17 HQ are thrilled to announce our forthcoming tour. Our 35th anniversary celebration of The Luxury Gap will be spectacular, and the themes of the songs are more relevant than ever before. Don’t miss it!”

The Band will be covering ten dates this winter performing their masterpiece in full along with some of their classic tracks. Tickets go on sale today, Friday 23rd March at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com / Ticketmaster.co.uk

Friday 9 November Northampton Roadmender
 Saturday 10 November Norwich UEA
 Friday 16 November Bournemouth O2 Academy
 Saturday 17 November Birmingham O2 Institute
 Friday 23 November Glasgow O2 ABC
 Saturday 24 November  Liverpool O2 Academy
 Friday 30 November  London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
 Saturday 1 December  Bristol O2 Academy
 Friday 7 December   Manchester O2 Ritz
 Saturday 8 December  Sheffield O2 Academy