Heaven 17 announce The Luxury Gap tour for autumn 2012
Posted: 20th March 2012
Nearly three decades after The Luxury Gap became Heaven 17
's most successful album, the band are playing the record live in its entirety from October, tickets Friday 23rd March
Two years after Heaven 17 marked the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough record Penthouse and Pavement with a live tour, the Sheffield duo of Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware are celebrating the three-decade mark of the follow-up album, 1983's The Luxury Gap.
Eclipsing the debut, The Luxury Gap reached No 4 in 1983, turned Platinum in the UK and was a hit all over the world. With a lighter touch than their debut record, The Luxury Gap proved to be more chart-friendly and spawned some of Heaven 17's most popular hits including the enduring, frequently-revived and remixed Temptation. It was a No 2 hit in 1983, returning to the top five nearly a decade later, courtesy of a Brothers in Rhythm remix.
But The Luxury Gap was more than merely a vehicle for a few hit singles; it was a landmark in synth-pop and the Heaven 17 story. Thirty years on, and after an October 2011 Roundhouse gig which saw the record played live in its entirety for the first time, the pair are taking the album on the road with a series of autumn 2012 gigs.
The Luxury Gap Tour kicks off at the O2 Academy in Liverpool on Tuesday 23rd October, followed by dates in Glasgow, Newcastle and more, before the final gig of the run at the O2 Academy2 in Oxford on Friday 2nd November 2012. We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 23rd March, priced around £20.
Ahead of the autumn dates, Glenn and Martyn have a busy summer of festival appearances including the brand new MFest 2012 near Leeds on 8th July (tickets available now priced £25) and, a week later, at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2012 - we've Premium tickets available now.
There are also May dates in Cookham and Hatfield, appearing alongside other 'revival' acts including Billy Ocean, Go West, ABC, Howard Jones, China Crisis and Toyah. Follow the links below for tickets.
- Mon 14th Sep 2020 Heaven 17 : Reproduction and Travelogue City Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Oval Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Tue 15th Sep 2020 Heaven 17 Roundhouse (Camden) 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
- Sat 29th May 2021 Heaven 17 Concorde 2 (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Thu 8th Jul 2021 Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Keane Tynemouth Priory and Castle (Tyne and Wear) Buy Tickets
- Sat 10th Jul 2021 Mouth of the Tyne Festival, The Lighthouse Family Tynemouth Priory and Castle (Tyne and Wear) Buy Tickets
- Sat 4th Sep 2021 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, Bananarama, Ed Tudor Pole Mote Park (Maidstone) Buy Tickets