Howard Jones puts the dream into action with exclusive O2 date and acoustic 2010 tour

Howard Jones
Howard Jones

According to Wackypedia, Howard Jones' hit, "Like to Get to Know You Well" spent over a decade in the Virgin Islands' Top 40 charts. 500 weeks. Blimey. That's longer than it takes to wait in the Post Office. Still, it's a good little pop-song and one of a larger-than-you-think repertoire of High Wycombe's talented song-writer who rose to fame via John Peel, of all people (as well as Janice Long etc). Y'see, everyone remembers the late-legend as a spring-board for maniacal thrash-outfits or Bulgarian folk-punk bands but he also had a penchant for light and airy synth-pop in the 80s, OMD (pre-Crush), Depeche Mode (pre-stadiums) and Human League (pre-Dare) being just a few - another was Howard Jones and his debut "New Song".

Jones subsequently went on to great things - two huge albums and a couple of handfuls of catchy, synth-led pop songs ensured that young Howard entered the coveted annals of pop-history with his held high. Now you can witness him re-create BOTH "Human's Lib" and "Dream Into Action" in their entirety at the IndigO2 on Saturday 6th November at a cost of £29 plus fees. This is a one-off concert, 'never-to-be-repeated' etc and will feature "What Is Love?", "Pearl In The Shell", "New Song", "Things Can Only Get Better", "Look Mama", "No-One Is To Blame" and "Like To Get To Know You Well" plus many more.

Aside from playing Bestival on 9th September, the ex-spiky keyboardist is also out on the road for an extensive acoustic tour starting in Lincoln on the 15th of that month and covering a dozen or so venues until Taunton on the 2nd Oct. Tickets for these are around £15 (and no doubt Howard will perform a few hits as well as from the 2009 album "Unsung Heroes").

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