The Human League

The semi-annual Regeneration Tour, which bills itself as “North America’s premier ’80s tour,” has lost another high-profile act, as The Human League this week pulled out of the summer trek, announcing “we were promised one thing and delivered something so completely different we just could not make it work, much as we wanted to.”

The tour’s organizers have yet to announce a full slate of U.S. dates, but a number of concerts already are on sale, including shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, that bill The Human League as headliners with support from Erasure frontman Andy Bell, Howard Jones and Information Society.

Promoters already lost Ultravox, announcing last month that the reunited band originally “had been slated to do the slot now occupied by Howard” but would not be able to perform on the tour.

On Facebook on Wednesday, the Regeneration Tour’s organizers wrote that they are seeking a replacement and that “Andy Bell and Howard Jones and Information Society have all expressed their desire to continue with the tour.” The promoters go on to explain why acts such as ABC, Heaven 17, Spandau Ballet, Jimmy Sommerville and Marc Almond can’t do or aren’t right for the tour.

“I know this may be disappointing for those of you who bough tickets and were looking forward to seeing THL,” the tour’s organizers write. “We hope you will be as excited about their replacement.”

As for The Human League, the band today wrote on Facebook that, “All of us were really looking forward to coming over and playing for you but the decision was really completely out of our control.”

Below, see the tour’s confirmed dates and statements about The Human League’s cancellation.

UPDATE 4/29/13: Erasure’s Andy Bell now says he’s can’t commit to the tour until the lineup is fixed.

 

Regeneration Tour confirmed dates:

Aug. 7: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 23: Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR
Aug. 28: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego, CA
Aug. 30: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 31: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

 

The Regeneration Tour statement 4/24/13:

As some of you may have heard, The Human League will not be joining us on this summer’s Regeneration Tour as was previously announced in certain media and at certain venues.

We are waiting today on an answer regarding their replacement. Andy Bell and Howard Jones and Information Society have all expressed their desire to continue with the tour. I know this may be disappointing for those of you who bough tickets and were looking forward to seeing THL. We hope you will be as excited about their replacement.

 

The Human League statement 4/25/13:

As some of our US fans may already have heard from other, somewhat premature, sources, we are sorry to announce that we will not now be touring the US this summer as we had planned. We are really very sorry about this cancellation, all of us were really looking forward to coming over and playing for you but the decision was really completely out of our control. Essentially we were promised one thing and delivered something so completely different we just could not make it work, much as we wanted to.

Our apologies again, we will be back we promise.

 

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