Just days after The Human League pulled out of this summer’s planned Regeneration Tour saying the group had been “promised one thing and delivered something so completely different,” another act on the bill, Erasure frontman Andy Bell, is warning fans that he might not be joining the tour, either — at least not until a new lineup is in place.
In a message posted to his website today, Bell acknowledges getting questioned by fans about the tour. He writes: “Simply put, I’d hoped to be part of this tour but because of the ongoing confusion over who will actually be performing, I cannot commit until a confirmed line-up of artists and itinerary are presented.”
After The Human League dropped out last week, the trek’s organizers posted on the Regeneration Tour’s Facebook page that “the dates are currently on hold until a replacement for The Human League is confirmed. At that time a full schedule will be announced.” At least five shows already had been announced and/or gone on sale, and some still list The Human League as performing.
The tour also will feature performances by Howard Jones and Information Society. A note on Jones’ website says, “We are working hard to try and get over to the USA this summer and will post a further update as soon as we have any more information.”
Andy Bell statement 4/29/13:
We’ve been getting a lot of questions from fans about the Regeneration Tour planned for this summer. Simply put, I’d hoped to be part of this tour but because of the ongoing confusion over who will actually be performing, I cannot commit until a confirmed line-up of artists and itinerary are presented. Please visit check this website and the Official Facebook Page for the only authorised updates from me on this situation.
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
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