Heaven 17 announce 'Penthouse and Pavement' 30th anniversary tour for Winter 2010
Posted: 10th May 2010
Sheffield electro-pop combo Heaven 17 have just announced details of a 30th anniversary tour in honour of their debut album 'Penthouse and Pavement' released in 1981.
Formed after Human League founder members Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh decided they'd had enough of the in-fighting in the Human League, the pair formed Heaven 17, along with singer Glenn Gregory, in the process cementing a strong history of cutting-edge electronic music from the former steel town (along with ABC and Human League). Penthouse and Pavement retained some of the electronic austerity started by early Human League recordings, but added a spot of funk to the mix. The album had many left-wing themes, being released as it was near the start of Maggie Thatcher's 11 year tenure as Prime Minister.
For their 30th anniversary tour, founders Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory (Ian Marsh is not currently part of the Heaven 17 mix) will be joined by six-piece band, bringing to life songs the songs of Penthouse and Pavement, which will be reissued as a luxury edition in the Autumn just prior to the tour.
The tour opens in November in Edinburgh at the HMV Picture House on 22nd, going on to Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Oxford, Brighton and finally Bristol on 1st December - yes, that's correct - no Sheffield date yet! Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10AM priced at £20 regionally, £22.50 for London.
- Fri 10th Jul 2020 Mixtape: Marc Almond, Heaven 17, Living In A Box Open Air Theatre (Scarborough) Buy Tickets
- Sun 2nd Aug 2020 Rewind North, Bananarama, Wet Wet Wet, Thompson Twins - Tom Bailey, Heather Small, Shalamar, Heaven 17, Go West, The Christians, Pete Wylie, China Crisis, John Parr Capesthorne Hall (Cheshire) Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Aug 2020 Let's Rock Kent!, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Sister Sledge, Go West, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, Heaven 17, The Real Thing, Hue and Cry, Modern Romance, Captain Sensible, Black Lace Mote Park (Maidstone) Buy Tickets
- Mon 14th Sep 2020 Heaven 17 : Reproduction and Travelogue City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Fri 20th Nov 2020 Heaven 17 O2 Academy Sheffield (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Sat 21st Nov 2020 Heaven 17 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Shepherds Bush) Buy Tickets
- Fri 27th Nov 2020 Heaven 17 O2 Academy Bournemouth (Bournemouth) Buy Tickets
- Sat 28th Nov 2020 Heaven 17 Tramshed (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Fri 4th Dec 2020 Heaven 17 O2 Academy (Bristol) Buy Tickets
- Sat 5th Dec 2020 Heaven 17 University of East Anglia [UEA]/ LCR (Norwich) Buy Tickets
- Fri 11th Dec 2020 Heaven 17 O2 Academy Liverpool (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Sat 12th Dec 2020 Heaven 17 O2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Fri 18th Dec 2020 Heaven 17 Albert Hall (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Sat 19th Dec 2020 Heaven 17 O2 Institute (Birmingham) Buy Tickets