Tag: Heaven 17

Heaven 17’s first-ever North American tour re-rescheduled for later in 2022

Heaven 17’s first-ever North American tour re-rescheduled for later in 2022

British synthpop pioneers Heaven 17 have re-rescheduled and expanded their first-ever North American tour to this September and October.

The Dead Milkmen to release cover of ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’

The Dead Milkmen to release cover of ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’

The Dead Milkmen this month will release their first new music in three years, a cover of Heaven 17’s classic banned-by-the-BBC debut single “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang,” which will be issued as a transparent-red 7-inch vinyl single and digitally. Full details right here.

Heaven 17 move first-ever North American tour to January 2021 due to coronavirus

Heaven 17 move first-ever North American tour to January 2021 due to coronavirus

British synthpop pioneers Heaven 17 have rescheduled their first-ever North American tour — which should have been underway at this moment — to next January as they join the growing number of acts pushing concerts into 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic continues. See the new dates right here.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 28-April 3, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 28-April 3, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the full episode right here.

Heaven 17’s first-ever U.S. tour scuttled by coronavirus, duo will try to reschedule

Heaven 17’s first-ever U.S. tour scuttled by coronavirus, duo will try to reschedule

A planned February performance in Los Angeles by British synthpop pioneers Heaven 17 was scuttled by visa problems and now Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware have been forced to postpone their first-ever North American tour in May because of the coronavirus. Full details right here.

New releases: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17, The Damned, Primitives, Morrissey

New releases: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17, The Damned, Primitives, Morrissey

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. This week: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17 and more.

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

The Alarm, members of The Damned, Blondie, Sex Pistols set for new David Bowie tribute LP

Main Man Records this spring will release Hero: A Tribute to David Bowie, an ultra-limited white-vinyl LP — the label says just 300 copies are being pressed — that features The Alarm and members of Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Heaven 17 and more honoring the Thin White Duke. Full details right here.

Heaven 17 assures fans U.S. tour still on after missing L.A. live set due to visa issues

Heaven 17 assures fans U.S. tour still on after missing L.A. live set due to visa issues

British synthpop pioneers Heaven 17 failed to appear at last night’s Violent Femmes-headlined ’80s Weekend #9 concert in Los Angeles, but promised fans today that the visa troubles that kept them away won’t derail their first-ever U.S. tour planned for this May. Full details and tour dates here.

Heaven 17 coming to North America this May for ‘our first proper U.S. tour’

Heaven 17 coming to North America this May for ‘our first proper U.S. tour’

Pioneering British synthpop outfit Heaven 17 — originally a studio-only entity that didn’t perform live until nearly two decades after its founding — will stage a short North American tour this May that the duo of Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware are calling “our first proper U.S. tour.” Full dates and details right here.

Watch: Heaven 17 dishes out hits, covers David Bowie (twice!) in first-ever U.S. concert

Watch: Heaven 17 dishes out hits, covers David Bowie (twice!) in first-ever U.S. concert

This past week saw pioneering British synthpop group Heaven 17 do something it never had done before: perform a live concert in the United States. Specifically, Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory brought their live show to New York City’s Highline Ballroom on Wednesday night. Check out the setlist and video.

Heaven 17 to play first-ever U.S. concerts late next month in New York, California

Heaven 17 to play first-ever U.S. concerts late next month in New York, California

Heaven 17 has long been more of a studio entity than a live vehicle. The group, which formed in 1980, didn’t perform live until 1997. And now, 36 years after the release of their debut Penthouse and Pavement, Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory finally will bring H17 to America for a pair of long-awaited concerts next month.

New releases: Peter Gabriel, The Mission, Heaven 17, Rites of Spring, Andy Partridge

New releases: Peter Gabriel, The Mission, Heaven 17, Rites of Spring, Andy Partridge

This week’s new releases include expanded reissues of Peter Gabriel’s ‘So’ and Heaven 17’s ‘The Luxury Gap,’ plus a new live CD/DVD set from The Mission, the previously unreleased original demo tape from Rites of Spring, a new album from XTC’s Andy Partridge and Peter Blegvad, and vinyl release from The B-52s and Ultravox.

Vince Clarke, Martyn Ware to release 10CD box set for The Clark & Ware Experiment

Vince Clarke, Martyn Ware to release 10CD box set for The Clark & Ware Experiment

Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware teamed up in the late ’90s to record a pair of atmospheric albums under the moniker The Clarke & Ware Experiment. Now, a dozen years later, they’ve paired those two albums with eight CDs of unreleased material to create a limited-edition box set called The House of Illustrious.

Duran Duran’s ’80s output compiled on new 2CD collection ‘The Biggest and the Best’

Duran Duran’s ’80s output compiled on new 2CD collection ‘The Biggest and the Best’

Duran Duran next month will receive its first-ever double-disc best-of, the 34-track ‘The Biggest and the Best,’ which covers the years 1981 through 1989, collecting 20 of the band’s Top 40 hits as well as some “key album tracks” — while also omitting some pretty sizable hits from the band’s early ’90s renaissance.