The Fixx to celebrate 35th anniversary of ‘Reach the Beach’ with U.S. tour this summer

The Fixx will mark the 35th anniversary of the band’s multi-platinum 1983 album Reach the Beach — home to the singles “One Thing Leads To Another”, “Saved By Zero” and “The Sign of Fire” — by performing the record in full each night on its U.S. tour this summer.

The band has just unveiled the 27-date “The Beach Tour,” which opens July 7 in Jackson, Calif., and runs through Sept. 1 in Derry, N.H. Along the way, the band’s also playing a show in the L.A. area with The Psychedelic Furs and X, and concerts in Seattle and Portland, Ore., with Adam Ant.

The tour marks the first time The Fixx has ever played a full album in its entirety, and also is notable because the band’s lineup remains the same as it was when it first toured Reach the Beach.

In a statement on the band’s website, frontman Cy Curnin says:

“So, here we are heading back to the beach that brought us to this brave new world way back when.   I wonder how many grains of sand have turned into pearls of wisdom since then.  We’re excited to find out.”

Check out the full tour dates below.

The Fixx’s ‘The Beach Tour’ dates:

July 7: Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Jackson, CA
July 8: The Siren, Morro Bay, CA
July 10: Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ
July 11: El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM
July 13: Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
July 14: 3Ten ACL Live. Austin, TX
July 15: Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
July 18: Birch Aquarium, La Jolla, CA
July 19: Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA *
July 20: Wiens Family Cellars, Temecula, CA
July 21: Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
July 23: The Independent, San Francisco, CA
July 25: Canyon Club, Santa Clarita, CA
July 26: The Rose, Pasadena, CA
July 27: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
July 30: Oriental Theater, Denver, CO
Aug. 2: Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA *
Aug. 3: Oregon Zoo, Portland, OR *
Aug. 7: Dakota, Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 11: Tin Pan, Richmond, VA
Aug. 12: The Boathouse, Myrtle Beach, SC
Aug. 15: The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Aug. 18: The Cowan, Nashville, TN
Aug. 20: Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 25: Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL
Aug. 28: New Hope Winery, New Hope, PA
Aug. 29: New Hope Winery, New Hope, PA
Aug. 30: City Winery, New York, NY
Aug. 31: Paramount, Peekskill, NY
Sept. 1: Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH

* Not ‘Reach the Beach’ shows

 

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13 Comments

  • interesting obsession with CA. Would be nice if they added a Chicago date.

     
    • You FIBs don’t deserve them Dann. They belong here in WI at Summerfest.

      Totally kidding and agree with you on them bypassing us. Let’s split the difference and have them play on a barge in Lake MI. Maybe by then we’ll have no snow and I’ll buy you a (WI-brewed) beer. :)

      Best regards,

      V

       
  • There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who like The Fixx, and those who don’t. I do not understand the first kind.

     
    • Nortley

      Not big on them either. I always got a chuckle out of what Ira Robbins said about them in the Trouser Press Record Guide. Writing about the band’s first three albums he wrote: “showing remarkable consistency, there are all equally unpleasant and trivial.”

      While I might not go quite that far (there is a single or two that are semi-catchy) I must admit I find it puzzling that there are those who think of them as more than a blip on the radar from 35 years ago, but to each his own.

       
    • Sluggo

      Please state which band you think is better than the fixx so i can judge you by your untalented over opinionated lousy taste-just as a measuring stick to confirm it. Thx

       
      • Jacques

        I’m with Sluggo…. piss off trolls.
        Here’s a long-enduring, drama-free band playing their most popular album in full for the first time and folks feel the need to groan about them. They were popular, had some hits and have been going at it since then. Their last album was great.
        I’ve been a Fixxture since their first singles and have turned plenty of people of various ages on to them since then.
        And that Trouser Press review really stuck with you Nortley.

         
        • Nortley

          My apologies. I was not trying to troll. The comments section on this site has been used to express opinions on various bands and I was just following suit. I will say that my comments were far tamer than the ones posted about U2 on the best songs of 1983 voting thread.

           
  • Who organized this tour? They are missing touring a lot of populated areas, such as Chicagoland (9 million people) and other nearby places. The Great Lakes region is the most populated megalopolis of the nation.

     
  • Philip Raines

    The Fixx used to come out of their tiny radius… Cincinnati hasn’t had them in over 11 years now… Sad.

     
  • I’m still trying to find out when tickets go on sale for the City Winery show in NYC! It’s not even listed on their website yet. Any news, Matt?

     
  • UE405

    Saw them on a triple bill in Seattle in 1983, sandwiched between Thompson Twins and the Police. I remember it being a good show.

     
  • Scott Stalcup

    Still suspect Alex Kapranos is Cy Curnin’s illegitimate son. Love both bands equally.

     
 

 

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