Thirty years ago, a quintet of musicians from the Isle Of Wight and Guildford, came together in 1979 to form one of the premier chart acts of the mid-1980s. But it was as a formative jazz-funk group during their first few years, that Mark King, Mike Lindup and the Gould brothers earned their credibility chops amongst the purists.
Now Level 42, having reformed in 2001 [and now including Mike Lindup - Ed], will tour the UK in October 2010 and bring all those memories flooding back from their past 30 years. Tickets are on sale now and cost £25 (£28.50 for London) plus fees.
The tour begins in Manchester on October 3rd and swings its way through several towns and cities including Glasgow (5th), Birmingham (10th), St Albans (11th), Croydon (17th), two dates at the IndigO2 (22nd/23rd) and finishing in Ipswich on the 25th. See below for the full list.
The band notched up a considerable run of successful singles and albums in the 80s including 'Love Games', 'The Chinese Way', 'Lessons In Love', 'Running In The Family' and 'It's Over'. Their last hit, 'Love in a Peaceful World', was released in 1994 although they have been releasing albums since then - 'Retroglide' appeared in 2006.