Erasure's Andy Bell

Still struggling from the loss of planned headliner The Human League, the promoters of this summer’s Regeneration Tour today announced they’ve been forced to scale back to a West Coast-only trek, unveiling new shows and lineups in Portland, Ore., Sacramento, Calif., and Mexico City while also canceling an early-August date in Atlanta.

According to the tour’s newly reactivated Facebook page: “Due to the tour losing The Human League and not being able to find a suitable replacement in the short time we had, we’ve had to scale things back to just the West Coast.” The result are confirmed plans for eight concerts, including a still-to-be announced Sacramento stop on Aug. 24 and another TBA show planned for Aug. 29.

All of the shows will be headlined by Erasure frontman Andy Bell and will feature Howard Jones. The Information Society is now slated to do just two concerts, with A Flock of Seagulls also playing two shows and Men Without Hats booked for five. The concert in Mexico City will feature the largest lineup, with Naked Eyes joining for that band’s only Regeneration appearance (see dates below).

The tour’s promoters have struggled with booking a full lineup, first losing Ultravox, then seeing The Human League quit after saying they’d been “promised one thing and delivered something so completely different.” Erasure’s Bell also briefly raised concerns about his own commitment to the tour following The Human League’s departure, posting and then pulling down a statement on his website. And then two venues announced the Tom Tom Club would join the bill only to see the Talking Heads spin-off quickly deny it.

The tour’s organizers tell fans to watch their Facebook page for news on the Aug. 24 and 29 concerts.

 

Regeneration Tour confirmed dates:

Aug. 7: Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Information Society)

Aug. 23: Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, A Flock of Seagulls)

Aug. 24: TBA, Sacramento, CA

Aug. 25: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Men Without Hats)

Aug. 28: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, San Diego, CA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Men Without Hats)

Aug. 29: TBA

Aug. 30: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Information Society, Men Without Hats)

Aug. 31: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, Information Society, Men Without Hats)

Sept. 3: TBA, Mexico City, Mexico
(Andy Bell, Howard Jones, A Flock of Seagulls, Men Without Hats, Naked Eyes)

 

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