You may remember we reported on two exclusive electronic-music showcases, due to take place under the Back to the Phuture banner back in December. Unfortunately, due mainly to various illnesses and the cold snap, both shows were hastily rescheduled to a time of year when everybody should be fit and healthy!
Both nights in Manchester and London will be curated by Wall of Sound label founder and BBC6 Music presenter Mark Jones and will feature a broad spread of electro-pioneers, present and future (there is no past in the world of electro!) and headlined by the legendary Gary Numan. You can expect to hear his classic "Cars" and "Are Friends Electric" at some point!
Manchester's date at the Academy on Friday 1st April will also feature ex-Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder's atmospheric ambi-gothic-synthwave outfit Recoil in a rare live performance, as well as upcoming outfit Motor. Special guests will also feature, as will Jones in his eclectic and bouncy DJing role.
London's show will take place at the art-deco haven, the Troxy in Limehouse on Saturday 2nd and will feature Numan plus one of his key influences, John Foxx. The man who brought us "Underpass" thirty years ago, after heading-up Ultravox, has continued to be a prolific writer and performer, strengthened by the release of the cracking album "Interplay" this week. Motor and Mark Jones will again appear but Daniel Miller, head-honcho of the pioneering Mute label, will also be DJing.
Tickets are starting to sell out, so if you want to hear and see some ear-buzzing performers, cut to the chase and get clicking! £25 for Manchester and £27.50 for London.