Synthpop favorites Book of Love — best-remembered for their ’80s singles such as “Boy,” “I Touch Roses” and “Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls” — have reunited to work on new music that’s expected out later this year and are following up a one-off reunion show this past spring in Texas with a short run of California dates this fall.
Original members Ted Ottaviano, Lauren Johnson (formerly Roselli) and Susan Ottaviano performed for the first time in four years this past April at a concert in Houston (see video below). Now the group is working on new music this summer, with plans to debut it at five concerts set for early October in San Francisco and around the Los Angeles area (see dates below).
Singer Susan Ottaviano, in an interview for RockSubculture.com’s podcast, confirms Book of Love is working on new music, but stops short of saying the group will release a follow-up to 1993’s Lovebubble.
“We are working on some new material. We hope to get it finished to debut it as these shows. We’ve got work to do… Right now I think we’re just working on a few songs. We’ll see what will happen with that. … I feel really excited to get started doing this again.”
Listen to the full 40-minute interview at RockSubculture.com.
Book of Love tour dates:
Oct. 8: Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 9: DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 10: That ’80s Club, Pomona, CA
Oct. 11: New Wave Bar, Bellflower, CA
Oct. 12: New Wave Bar, Bellflower, CA
Book of Love, “Boy” @ Numbers, Houston, TX, 4/27/13
Book of Love, “I Touch Roses” @ Numbers, Houston, TX, 4/27/13